Windows 10: Windows Search randomly crashing

Discus and support Windows Search randomly crashing in Cortana to solve the problem; Recently windows search started randomly crashing on me, the only consistent crash I can ID is entering a search query then emptying the query, this... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Sm0ss, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Sm0ss Win User

    Windows Search randomly crashing

    Recently windows search started randomly crashing on me, the only consistent crash I can ID is entering a search query then emptying the query, this causes a crash every time.

    I'm running on the windows insider program, version 21343.1000.

    The event on crash is:

    Faulting application name: SearchApp.exe, version: 10.0.21343.1000, time stamp: 0xb1d62dc9
    Faulting module name: SearchApi.dll, version: 10.0.21343.1000, time stamp: 0xec10c16c
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x00000000001a49bb
    Faulting process id: 0x658
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d729b60a53b867
    Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApi.dll
    Report Id: e65af1a0-f3a2-419f-8e5d-83676e58acef
    Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.Search_1.16.0.21343_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Faulting package-relative application ID: CortanaUI

    I have:

    • Disabled Cortana
    • Deleted and repaired the SearchAPI.dll file
    • Restarted Windows search
    • Disabled bing search
    • Checked windows update
    • Reindexed my search
    • And Run SFC
    • Using a friend's SearchAPI.dll

    Sm0ss, Apr 4, 2021
  2. peach1971 Win User

    all games crash!

    I suggest you run rthdribl >
    Increase the window size step by step and watch your vga temps permanently.
    What happens?
    If it crashes, run at stock speeds as suggested before and retry.

    P.S.: When your system locks, does the display signal turn off after a time?
    Stuttering sound or no sound at all when freezing?
    What X1800XT model do you own exactly?
    peach1971, Apr 4, 2021
  3. Naby Win User
    10 Crashing Randomly and During Updates and File Downloads

    This is a re-post from here.

    I have a Windows 10 PC that I run 24/7. I have Windows Updates disabled through the Group Policy Editor. I still perform updates manually every few days. Windows Defender updates work fine. Other Windows updates cause the PC to crash, no BSOD or anything, it just turns off. I've looked for 1074, 6006, and 6008 event log files to explain why and I haven't been able to find anything.

    Other times the computer just randomly crashes and also sometimes when downloading files. The symptom is the same, I check on it and find it powered down or it just shuts off while I'm using it. It boots back up fine and I see no cause listed in the event logs.

    I have been through the 3 tests suggested to me on the old thread. SMART looked good, memtest ran for 33 hours for 8 passes with no errors, and prime was run for 3 hours with no errors.

    I think the next step was to run V2 Log collector, that data is attached.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Naby, Apr 4, 2021
  4. Windows Search randomly crashing

    all games crash!

    ive watch my temps and both the cpu and gpu are within normal ranges. when it freezes it simply freezes the image and stops the sound. i must reboot to get back to windows.
    Easy Rhino, Apr 4, 2021

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