Compared to its older versions, Windows 10 offers tons of features – more features are even added with every update. Microsoft has long been releasing patches to Windows 10’s latest version to fix tons of issues. And with these patches, many users were able to solve a lot of potential issues that are both related to operating systems as well as with the system.
It does not come as a surprise when many users have reported recently about getting an error called “Element Not Found” on their Windows 10 PCs. This kind of error mainly occurs when you try to open an app, CMD, Edge and even images or when you try to open the Settings. Other users also reported that this error pops up when they try to open .jpg images. Some of the common denominator of these troubled users aside from encountering the same error is that they started getting it after they upgrade their OS to Windows 10. There are also times when this error occurs because of driver problems, corrupted files as well as unsupported software.
To help you with this problem, you have to follow a few quick solutions provided in this post. Note that before you begin troubleshooting the problem, if you are using the Lenovo CAPOSD or OneKey software, know that it is also known to cause this kind of issue. So if you have this software, you might have to uninstall it and see if it fixes the error, if not, proceed to the given options below to troubleshoot the problem further.
Option #1 – Try to update the Display Driver
Follow these steps to update the Display Driver:
- Tap the Win + R keys to open Run dialog box and then type in devmgmt.msc and tap Enter or click OK to open the Device Manager.
- Expand the section for Display Adapters.
- And then select the Display Driver and right click on it.
- From the drop-down menu, select the Update Driver option and follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest version of the Display Driver.
- Restart your PC after the installation.
Option #2 – Try to run the System File Checker
System File Checker or SFC is a built-in command utility which helps in restoring corrupted files as well as missing files. To run the SFC command, follow the steps given below.
- Tap Win + R to launch Run.
- Type in cmd in the field and tap Enter.
- After opening Command Prompt, type in sfc /scannow
- Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
- Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.
- Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
After running the System File Checker, if you still get the same error message, proceed to the next option below.
Option #3 – Run the DISM tool
- Tap Win + R keys to launch Run.
- Type in cmd and tap Enter to open Command Prompt with administrator privileges or you could also search for cmd in the Taskbar search box, right click on the Command Prompt option and select Run as administrator
- After opening the Command Prompt as admin, type in or simply copy and paste this command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Option #4 – Reset the app
If the one that’s been causing the problem is a certain Windows app, you can try to reset that particular Windows Store app and see if it fixes the problem. And if the problem is caused by particular desktop software, you have to repair, reset or reinstall it.
Option #5 – Reset your Windows 10
If none of the four given options above worked, you can try to reset your Windows 10 as your last resort. Remember that this option will remove all the installed applications on your PC but it will not affect your personal files. All you have to do is open Settings and select the option “Reset This PC” to reset Windows 10.
For other system-related problems, such as corrupted registries or slow PC performance, you can try a one-click solution known as PC Cleaner Pro. This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system.
Perform a full system scan using PC Cleaner Pro. To do so, follow the instructions below.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/pccleanerpro
A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.
- A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading PC Cleaner Pro. The installation will start automatically once a download is done.
- Click OK to launch the program.
- Run the program and click the Click to Start Scan button to perform a full system scan.
- After all the infections are identified, click the FIX ALL