Windows 10: keyboard isn't working for microsoft games/microsoft apps and cortana search bar

Discus and support keyboard isn't working for microsoft games/microsoft apps and cortana search bar in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; for a while I've been having this problem where I can't type in the cortana search bar, which wasn't a big deal at first I just ignored it and found... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by MarkAMF, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. MarkAMF Win User

    keyboard isn't working for microsoft games/microsoft apps and cortana search bar


    for a while I've been having this problem where I can't type in the cortana search bar, which wasn't a big deal at first I just ignored it and found other ways to search, but this got really annoying when I couldn't sign into my microsoft account because I couldn't type in my password, I found a way to bypass that and finally installed the game but even IN-GAME I couldn't move or do anything with my keyboard. The only thing that works was my mouse.


    I've spent hours trying to find a solution and nothing has worked, I'm running out of options now


    I've tried running ctfmon.exe and using task scheduler to run ctfmon.exe

    Unistalled and re-installed my keyboard driver


    entered these commands in powershell/cmd and nothing worked

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}



    Moved from: Windows 10 / Performance & system failures

    :)
     
    MarkAMF, Aug 10, 2018
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  2. Sayan_Ghosh Win User

    Search Bar/Cortana

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 family.

    From the description, I understand that you are still receiving the pop up notifications, despite having disabled the search functionality in windows 10.

    Steps to disable the Search Bar

    • Right click on the task bar.
    • Select the "Search" option.
    • Select "Disable."
    However, if the above steps don't work out, perform the below suggested steps and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Open a CMD window started as Administrator.

    Repair corruption: Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth.

    Run this command next: Sfc /scannow

    Now run these two commands:

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    Hope the above information was helpful.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Aug 10, 2018
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  3. Marilou Ser Win User
    Cortana Search Bar Not Working

    Hi Kayla,

    Software conflicts is one of the possible reasons why Cortana search bar is not working. To resolve your issue, we suggest that you follow the troubleshooting steps in this

    article
    on how to troubleshoot problems with the Start menu or Cortana.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and give us an update with the result.
     
    Marilou Ser, Aug 10, 2018
    #3
  4. Sigurdur WilliamBrynjarsson Win User

    keyboard isn't working for microsoft games/microsoft apps and cortana search bar

    Printer isn´t working after latest update.

    After the latest update from Windows, my Canon Pixma ip6600 printer isnt working. In Device Manager it shows up as working properly but when I go to print it isn´t listed as an option in any programs. Troubleshoot suggests it´s a USB 2 printer on a USB
    3 port and that that´s the problem but that cant be since it worked fine before the update. I´ve tried to uninstall and plug it back in but that doesn´t work either.
     
    Sigurdur WilliamBrynjarsson, Aug 10, 2018
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