Windows 10: Windows 10 search function stops working

Discus and support Windows 10 search function stops working in Cortana to solve the problem; After upgrading from Windows 7 to windows 10 2004, when trying to use the search function a blank window opens. No search box, nothing. I have... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Startestor, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 search function stops working


    After upgrading from Windows 7 to windows 10 2004, when trying to use the search function a blank window opens. No search box, nothing. I have discovered that if at that point I hit my backspace key, the search function window will show all the normal features and the search will work.... but only one time. After that, not even the blank window opens. No errors in the event viewer pertaining to this at all. I have tried all the trouble shooting methods and when SearchApp.exe is ended and restarted, the blank screen will then return and with a backspace show all the right information, but after that one time it's back to nothing. As an added data point, when I click on the Network connection icon on the task bar, I also get a blank window and nothing I have tried will get anything to show there. sfc /scannow comes up clean. DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth runs successful with no issues. Never had any issues with Windows 7, so does anyone have any thought on what I might try or where I might look to find out how to resolve this strange issue? Thanks....

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    Startestor, Sep 15, 2020
    #1
  2. Arun B J Win User

    Windows 10 search function not working.

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps


    • Press Windows key + R.

    • Type Services.msc In the search box.

    • Select Windows Search

    • Restart the services and set the service as Automatic


    Method 1: Run the
    Search and Indexing troubleshooter.

    Follow the steps below and check if it helps.


    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Search and Indexing
      troubleshooter.


    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Sep 15, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows 10 Search function not working at all

    Hi,



    Please reply to a few questions to understand the issue better:


    • Are you facing similar issue as the OP?

    • Are you not able to find “view all” in the troubleshooter window?

    • If you are facing the similar issue as the OP, did you try the suggestion posted
      emTrebe’s?


    If you do not find “view all”, follow the steps below to run the
    Search and Indexing troubleshooter
    and check if the issue is resolved.




    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type
      troubleshooter and select the top most search result.

    • Click on System and security
      from the right side panel of the screen.

    • Select Search and Indexing,
      click on Advanced option and check Apply repairs automatically
      option.

    • Follow the on screen instructions and wait for the troubleshooting to complete.

    • After the troubleshooting is complete, close the window and check if the changes are effective.


    If haven’t tried, follow the suggestion posted by emTrebe on
    May 11, 2016 and check if it helps in resolving the issue.



    Write to us for further assistance on search function not working on the computer for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Sep 15, 2020
    #3
  4. MattCorey Win User

    Windows 10 search function stops working

    My search is not functioning

    1. Use the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Esc to open the Task Manager.
    2. If you see only a handful programs listed by it click on the "more details" link.
    3. Locate "Cortana" under background processes.
    4. Right-click on the process and select "end task" from the context menu.
    The Cortana process is reloaded right away by the operating system.

    i strongly suggest u to follow step by step fix with pictures on Fix Windows 10 Search Not Working Easily (2020 Guide) | Geek's Advice
     
    MattCorey, Sep 15, 2020
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