Windows 10: Odd New Cortana/SearchUI Glitch? Delayed Open of Start Menu?

Discus and support Odd New Cortana/SearchUI Glitch? Delayed Open of Start Menu? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I started getting these odd delays. Cortana's button would no longer open her. when I pressed the windows key or pressed the start menu, it took about... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jkteddy77, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. jkteddy77 Win User

    Odd New Cortana/SearchUI Glitch? Delayed Open of Start Menu?

    I started getting these odd delays. Cortana's button would no longer open her. when I pressed the windows key or pressed the start menu, it took about 2 seconds to pop up...
    Very odd, my PC has an i7 4790k, and 8gb of RAM, and an r9 290 in it all on an SSD with plenty of space. None of my resources were being utilized or filled. Never had this issue before, similar stubborn Cortana issues around release, but definitely not on this install, and it didn't occur as aggressively or as situationally.

    I may have narrowed it down, and wonder if there are other causes/cases to this problem?

    When I make Cortana do make by searching in the bar, she displays it in a popup as the top result.
    Now, usually, you can click that top result, and be taken into a mini-calculator environment inside of the cortana window, at least, it was like that last week...
    Today when I clicked that (i do lots of math), it came up with a "Thinking...." message, but never redirected to the internal calculator. Thought nothing of it, until a minute or two later, this delayed start/cortana won't open glitch started.

    I sfc Scannow'd my PC, DSM Restore Health'd it, tried reinstalling all apps through powershell again ("BAD idea, first service package DOES NOT like this, corrupted all my apps, had to restore to previous point). Even after a restore back, this issue remained. Very very odd to me.

    Ending Cortana's process doesn't even fix it. Once this glitch is triggered, it does it every 2 minutes again even if you don't type in any more math problems. I have to either repeatedly end SearchUI.exe in details and Cortana at the same time before the other starts up again, or sign out of my computer, restart from the logn screen (can't restart logged in, or the issue comes back) then sign in again after restart....

    Have yet to confirm if other interfaces of Cortana give me an eternal "Thinking...." or this new glitch yet. This just happened today to me, and I've never seen Cortana "Think..." so hard before.

    EDIT: searching "forecast" and clicking the little box with the temps and weather condition makes her "Think..." as well. What could be wrong here? It's like all of Cortana's little features are broken, all I can do is search apps or search online, but her integrated search tools are busted. All of the Notebook cards in Cortana still display and operate correctly, it's Cortana's internal apps that aren't behaving.

    Such an odd glitch, not an ounce of this troubleshooting seems to make sense, why what I am trying helps it, or why this even happens in the first place. Even tried uninstalling the last update, still here though. Must be some odd hotfix in Cortana.

    Anyone, let me know if you experience this start menu delay/unresponsive cortana recently and let me know your troubleshooting and/or possbile solutions.

    jkteddy77, Dec 1, 2015

  2. How do I delete/disable Cortana permanently?

    There is a way to do it, but it comes at the cost of removing the start menu search.

    This is where Cortana lives:


    In there is an .exe called SearchUI, rename it and then kill the Cortana process in task manager.

    Of course you could always delete SearchUI instead of renaming it, but that means you cannot change your mind later.

    Hope this helps
    James Barrons, Dec 1, 2015
  3. Cortana Killing Graphics Driver

    I'm pretty sure my problem is only on my computer, but please try help me fix this!

    Whenever I open the search bar (Windows 10) my graphics driver stops responding. "Display driver stopped responding and recovered" or something like that. Later, when I opened the search bar again, it says that "SearchUI" is blocking it or something, and
    I found out that SearchUI is Cortana, so basically Cortana is blocking my graphics driver?

    Anyone knows how to fix this?


    Also I downloaded the Intel Driver Update Utility, but nothing got fixed.

    Another Edit:

    Now it says Cortana is not available in my country but I'm in Canada and isn't Cortana available in Canada?
    Lxr82wKJIv, Dec 1, 2015

Odd New Cortana/SearchUI Glitch? Delayed Open of Start Menu?

  1. Odd New Cortana/SearchUI Glitch? Delayed Open of Start Menu? - Similar Threads - Odd Cortana SearchUI

  2. My Start Menu is glitching out

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    My Start Menu is glitching out: I went to turn my computer off tonight and when i hit the power button that usually gives me the option of hitting power sleep or restart, the "mouse" or selector thing( i dont know what to call it, if i did i probably wouldnt be here needing help lol) moved to the upper...
  3. Start Menu and Cortana Not Working

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Start Menu and Cortana Not Working: So for the past couple of months I've been dealing with this issue. I managed to fix a couple of other issues with my computer, mainly wifi driver issues but I still can't open up my start menu or cortana. Another Issue I have are daily blue screens from driver failure fslx....
  4. Cortana glitch?

    in Browsers and Email
    Cortana glitch?: I'm not a real user of cortana but I've noticed a quirk on my PC. Basically if you use her to search ( immediately after login ) for internet pages and click on one of her results edge opens the page fine. However if I logged in and opened up edge directly, done some surfing...
  5. Odd glitches after CFU

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Odd glitches after CFU: My Cube Tablet PC is working fairly well now. Among the few odd glitches after CFU are these. Most apps I try to install from the Store will not complete downloading without an error. Also, I cannot create a Start tile, a desktop or taskbar icon for Mail. Fortunately I can...
  6. No Start Menu? No Cortana?

    in Windows 10 Support
    No Start Menu? No Cortana?: Everything was working ABSOLUTELY AWESOMELY with build 10041. As of 7:00 p.m. central time 3/22/2014. Now, I log into my computer this morning and nothing Start is just not working. I can't get into settings (any way that I know) to revert back. Can someone please assist in...
  7. Start Menu and Cortana Not Opening - Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Support
    Start Menu and Cortana Not Opening - Windows 10: My start menu will not work in Windows 10. Cortana/Search also doesn't work. When I click it, it does nothing. If I right click on my search bar, I see a bunch of options like "Disk Management" and "Control Panel." These are clickable, except for "Search," which does...
  8. Start Menu Glitch in Safe Mode

    in Windows 10 Support
    Start Menu Glitch in Safe Mode: Start Menu is completely unusuable in Safe mode on Windows 10. I'm not asking for a fix because I know there isn't one. Microsoft releases an operating system without confirming if its basic functions "Safe Mode" even work. This is quite disappointing. I've been a...
  9. Delayed Start menu opening with a second black screen and crash

    in Windows 10 Support
    Delayed Start menu opening with a second black screen and crash: Hello! I use Windows 10 for a while. A few days ago i noticed a phenomenon. When i try to open the Start Menu, it lags a bit, looks it will crash, but after 1-2 seconds it opens normally. I have found an error/information in the event log with ID 1001, source Windows Error...
  10. Odd Windows 10 Start Menu

    in Windows 10 Support
    Odd Windows 10 Start Menu: I did a pc refresh on Windows 10. I installed a few drivers and software. After a few restarts i noticed these changes, Blurry start menu tiles,grey font and (sometimes) darkened tiles. Is there a reason why this happened? [img] I also have an Intel HD Graphics 5500...