Windows 10: my search bar is broken

Discus and support my search bar is broken in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; ive tried as many fixes as i could, mainly the ones shown in [MEDIA] video, but nothing is working. i just set up my new oculus rift s and was testing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by drew1942, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. drew1942 Win User

    my search bar is broken

    ive tried as many fixes as i could, mainly the ones shown in video, but nothing is working.

    i just set up my new oculus rift s and was testing it out by trying to get minecraft vr working, but every time i launch the game it says "windows automatic updates must be enabled" ... so i enabled the updates, windows did some small updates (now on version 1909, build 18363.628), i restarted the pc, and now minecraft vr still wont work (same error) and all i got out of my troubles is my search bar no longer works. please let me know what else i can do to fix this.

    my search bar is broken [​IMG]

    drew1942, Feb 5, 2020

  2. Search Bar/Cortana

    Windows 10 Search not loading, showing blank window

    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, Feb 5, 2020
  3. Search on Task Bar Broken


    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand how difficult it is, when the device doesn't work in the way it should. I appreciate the troubleshooting steps that you've tried so far.

    Seems that the issue is related to Windows search feature, which is not working in the current user account and moreover you have confirmed that it is working on new user account.

    As you have mentioned the troubleshooting steps in the post which should have fixed the issue. We would like to know the end result of SFC Scan, DISM and Search Troubleshooter.

    However, we would suggest to perform these methods and check.

    Method 1: Check the Windows Search service status.

    1. Press Windows +R key from the keyboard to launch
      Run command.
    2. Type services.msc
      and click Ok.
    3. Scroll down the list and right click on
      Windows Search service.
    4. Click on Properties
      and then change the startup type as Automatic and click on Start
      under General tab.
    5. Select the Dependencies tab. You will see a list of dependency services, please expand each
    6. Then search the Dependencies service under the Service list and check the status. If required perform step 4 for all of them.

    Method 2: How to Reset and Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

    1. Open the Control Panel, click/tap on the
      Indexing Options icon, and close the Control Panel.
    2. Click on the Advanced button.
    3. In the Index Settings tab, click on the
      Rebuild button under Troubleshooting.
    4. Click on OK to confirm.
    5. Indexing will now be in progress and once it is completed, then check if the issue persist.

    We await your response.

    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
    Aditya_Roy, Feb 5, 2020
  4. fussybob Win User

    my search bar is broken

    IE11 Google Toolbar no auto search suggestions, no search history?

    Since the last Win 10 update my Google Toolbar won't list any search suggestions as I type and there is no search history listed. The Google tool bar will allow a search, but after a few searches no search history shows and no "clear search" button is listed either.

    I have turnd on "Suggest searches as you type", and "store search histroy on my computer" in the Google Toolbar options.

    Any suggestions to fix this?
    fussybob, Feb 5, 2020

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