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Windows 10 search problem

Postby chicagotech » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:06 pm

We have two new computers running Windows 10. After installing Windows update, their search doesn't work. For example, if I type prograns and features, it doesn't prograns and features 9as shown below). Or if I type update, it don't show windows update option.

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I have tried below 7 options, but can't fix it.

1. Restart the Cortana/Search process from Task Manager. After you end the Cortana, it will restart.
2. Run the built-in search troubleshooter to find out more about it. To run it, do the following:
1) Tap on the Windows-key, type Control Panel and hit enter.
2) Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Windows-Pause to open the Control Panel if the above does not work. Click on "Control Panel Home" when the window opens.
3) Select large or small icons under "view by".
4) Click on Indexing options, and when the menu opens on the Advanced button.
5) There you need to click on "troubleshoot search and indexing", and follow the instructions on screen to resolve the issue.
3. Make sure Windows Search Service
4. Create a new User Account
The problem might be associated with your Microsoft credentials. Try creating a new username and password and see if you can fix the Cortana. We need to remember that Cortana will not be switched on automatically and needs to be enabled on by selecting Cortana button on the taskbar.
5. Re-register the Cortana app
After the November Update, if you used this method to fix this problem using the Appx PowerShell cmdlet, it broke the Windows Store apps – maybe due to some bug. But it works now, and I have personally tried this
Open an elevated Powershell prompt, type the following command and hit Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
You can also open Task Manager > File menu > Run new task. Type powershell and select the Create this task with administrative privileges check box and click OK to open a PowerShell prompt
6. Run "Find and fix problems with Windows Search" in this article: How to use Microsoft easy fix solutions - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2970908
7. Rebuild the Windows Search Indexer in Windows 10
Rebuilding the Search Indexer may help in repairing the built-in search tool in Windows 10. To rebuild the Windows search index head to Control Panel > Indexing options. Click on Advanced and ensure that you are on the Index Settings tab in the Advanced Options window.
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Re: Windows 10 search problem

Postby chicagotech » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:06 pm

Assessment:
Run following command as Administrator to repair the system.
DISM/Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM/Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Sfc /scannow
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Re: Windows 10 search problem

Postby chicagotech » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm

Restart Windows Explorer

It goes without saying that the first thing you should try is rebooting your PC, but if that fails, then the slightly more niche solution is to restart the Windows Explorer process. This is responsible for managing files on your PC as well as the smooth functioning of the Start menu.

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to jump straight into Task Manager, click “More details” in the bottom-left corner if that hasn’t been selected already, then scroll down to Windows Explorer, right-click it, and hit “Restart.” Have a moment of panic as it looks for a second like your computer might crash, then breathe a sigh of relief as you see that it’s still working, and your Start menu Search button is hopefully fixed!
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Re: Windows 10 search problem

Postby chicagotech » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:08 pm

1. Make sure Windows Search Service running.

2. Restart Cortana Process: Sometimes Cortana is also responsible for misbehaviour of the start menu search. If that is the case, restarting the Cortana process will solve the problem.

To do that, right-click the taskbar, then click “Task Manager.”

3. Re-register Cortana

So we’ve established that Cortana is a likely culprit for the Start menu search not working. If restarting the process fails, then you can try re-registering the Cortana app.

To start, open the Windows File Explorer and navigate to the following location: “C:WindowsSystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0.”

Right-click “powershell.exe,” then click “Run as administrator.”
After opening the PowerShell, copy the below code snippet and execute it.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}

win10-start-menu-search-powershell-command

Once you are done executing the command, close the PowerShell, restart your system, and you should have the Start Menu Search back on top form!

4. Use Windows troubleshooter to restore indexing services

5. Set startup options and restart Windows Search

6. Change the size of your paging file

7. Disable Zemana AntiLogger Free keystroke encryption
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