Windows 10: Windows 10 Search bar not working

Discus and support Windows 10 Search bar not working in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Whenever I click the search bar to look up an application, I am unable to type anything. I tried running the troubleshoot program which worked once,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by BenT8, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. BenT8 Win User

    Windows 10 Search bar not working


    Whenever I click the search bar to look up an application, I am unable to type anything. I tried running the troubleshoot program which worked once, but the problem came back and the troubleshoot program stopped working. I would run the program and it would say it fixed the problem but even when I restarted my computer i was still unable to type.

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    BenT8, Jul 25, 2021
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  2. 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, Jul 25, 2021
    #2
  3. search does not work in task bar. DOES work in File Explorer

    Task bar search does not work and I have tried all of the recommended steps. Had to recently reinstall Windows 10 64b (preserved personal data) and the search has not worked since.

    Suggestions? Recommendations?

    Thx
     
    John Vacheresse, Jul 25, 2021
    #3
  4. Windows 10 Search bar not working

    Issues with using Search bar not working on Windows 10

    Hi Amirek,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with using Search bar on Windows 10. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    The issue could occur if there is change in system settings.

    To assist you better, please provide us the below information:

    • When you say that "My search bar stopped working and despite all of the "fixes" suggested", what are the troubleshooting steps which you have performed to resolve the issue?
    • Are you getting any error message when you click on Search bar?
    • Have you install any third party security software on the computer?

    Method 1: I suggest you to refer to the suggestion provided in the below Microsoft Help Article and check if it helps.

    Fix problems with the Start menu

    Method 2: Also I recommend you to boot the computer in safe mode and check if the issue is occurring in it or not.

    Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10

    Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10

    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Jul 25, 2021
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