Windows 10: Start menu's search randomly stops working after update to 1809

Discus and support Start menu's search randomly stops working after update to 1809 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, We rolled out 1809 in our company couple of days ago. After update I noticed annoying problem with start menu. When I hit win-key and start to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by hyvokar, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. hyvokar Win User

    Start menu's search randomly stops working after update to 1809


    Hi,

    We rolled out 1809 in our company couple of days ago.
    After update I noticed annoying problem with start menu.
    When I hit win-key and start to type a program's name (outl..., mstsc etc) the start menu grays out and goes unresponsive. It comes back to life if I hit ESC, but when I try to type something again, it grays out again.

    The problems goes away for awhile if I reboot the machine, but I cant keep rebooting several times a day, since this has a huge impact in my work.

    Anyone had this problem? Any ideas where to start troubleshooting?

    :)
     
    hyvokar, Nov 22, 2018
    #1

  2. Start Menu Search

    Hi,

    About your issue regarding the Start menu or Search, in order for us to assist you better. Please answer the question:

    • Were there any recent changes made to your system prior to the issue?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to check this link:
    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana
    . It contains troubleshooting steps prior to the issue.

    We'll look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Nov 22, 2018
    #2
  3. Start menu,Wifi key, Search key not working

    Hello Nikhil,

    The issues with accessing the Start menu/ Windows key might have occurred due to corrupted/ missing system files after installing the latest update on your computer.

    Provide us with additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • Have you made any changes to the operating system prior to this issue?
    • What is the complete error code/ error message with this issue?

    I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps suggested from the Microsoft helps article like: Check for updates, Restart the computer, run the troubleshooter, create test user account and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of accessing the Start menu, Search bar for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 22, 2018
    #3
  4. dalchina Win User

    Start menu's search randomly stops working after update to 1809

    Start/Notification/Cortana/Search Stop Working


    I'm not recommending those approaches.. I merely cited them as examples of others whose similar problems were not resolved.. FYI only.
    As far as I know the Powershell commands remain broken.. until someone's brave enough to try after an MS update...*really

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...4-ff3eb7ea1227


    - Odd, I just cut 'n pasted that from the post.

    Do work thru the steps in sequence, don't try all at once, just logically in the hope of identifying a conflict.
     
    dalchina, Nov 22, 2018
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