Windows 10: Windows search bar & Cortana are not working

Discus and support Windows search bar & Cortana are not working in Cortana to solve the problem; I cannot type in search text. Also Cortana does not work. When I go into Settings to try and resolve anything nothing works. Does anyone know if this... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Ros#, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Ros# Win User

    Windows search bar & Cortana are not working


    I cannot type in search text. Also Cortana does not work. When I go into Settings to try and resolve anything nothing works. Does anyone know if this is a temporary issue or something bigger.

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  2. Cortana Search Bar Not Working

    Hi Kayla,

    Software conflicts is one of the possible reasons why Cortana search bar is not working. To resolve your issue, we suggest that you follow the troubleshooting steps in this

    article
    on how to troubleshoot problems with the Start menu or Cortana.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and give us an update with the result.
     
    Marilou Ser, Mar 22, 2020
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  3. 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, Mar 22, 2020
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  4. Hip3zioed Win User

    Windows search bar & Cortana are not working

    Cortana & Search bar not working

    They stated their Cortana Search is not working, how are they supposed to be able to type anything? Even if the Cortana Search was working and you do type "settings" where does that take you? I never saw any Settings for Cortana and Search or are any, that
    I know of anyway. Windows 10 HELP is MS Community or the Internet, like trying to find help in a Needle-in-a-haystack.

    Any real input (something to chew on_food for thought) would be helpful.
     
    Hip3zioed, Mar 22, 2020
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