Windows 10: Win 10 Search failure after 1903 update

Discus and support Win 10 Search failure after 1903 update in Cortana to solve the problem; The first problem I had with the Win10 1903 update was deemed by Microsoft support to be a problem with an incomplete update. Microsoft fixed that by... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Shorefisher, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Win 10 Search failure after 1903 update


    The first problem I had with the Win10 1903 update was deemed by Microsoft support to be a problem with an incomplete update. Microsoft fixed that by reinstalling the update. Since then my search on file names fails. Search on file CONTENTS does not fail. Rebuilding the index does not help (did this a couple of times). Various forum threads talk about reinstalling Cortana or disabling Cortana or some other Cortana-related fiddling. Nothing seems to help. All else seems to be ok in Win10.

    Again:

    Search on file names fails.

    Search on file contents works.

    :)
     
    Shorefisher, Nov 26, 2019
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Win 10 1809 to 1903 Failure And Odd Issue Found

    No listing under MSConfig Boot tab / not sure what to do

    Similar there.
    You are missing an EFI partition too. Here's mine (1903) - note the 99Mb EFI partition:

    Win 10 Search failure after 1903 update [​IMG]

    - noting the Recovery partition is NTFS - not sure where the idea in that thread about FAT32 comes from.

    Here are all the partitions - Disk Management omits the 16Mb one:

    Win 10 Search failure after 1903 update [​IMG]


    In the thread I quoted- not the most straightforward- it seems one basic step taken was to
    a. Image 'C: '
    b. Clean install Windows
    c. Replace the new Windows partition by restoring it from the image created
    d. (Note when rebooting, this may sort itself out via automated repair, or need Startup repair to be run)

    If you search for
    msconfig boot empty
    or
    msconfig boot empty "Windows 10"
    you will find numerous references which may help.
     
    dalchina, Nov 26, 2019
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  3. Win 10 1803 to 1903 update

    My Desktop computer running Win 10 updated from version 1803 to 1903 a while back, but my Desktop running Win 10 version 1803

    I'm assuming the update 1803 to 1903 has now resumed after the earlier problems caused a suspension?

    Any thoughts, suggestions?
     
    YadiraPatterson, Nov 26, 2019
    #3
  4. fussybob Win User

    Win 10 Search failure after 1903 update

    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, Nov 26, 2019
    #4
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