Windows 10: Windows Spotlight Stopped Working

Discus and support Windows Spotlight Stopped Working in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; System: Windows 10 on HP Pavilion Desktop 590-p0016 Yesterday windows spotlight was working fine. Today, it stopped altogether and won't change... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by LunaHolmes, May 12, 2019.

  1. Windows Spotlight Stopped Working


    System: Windows 10 on HP Pavilion Desktop 590-p0016


    Yesterday windows spotlight was working fine. Today, it stopped altogether and won't change anymore. I have done every sort of troubleshooting under the sun. How do I fix this?

    :)
     
    LunaHolmes, May 12, 2019
    #1
  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Spotlight

    Hi,

    Windows spotlight is an option for the lock screen background that displays different background images and occasionally offers suggestions on the lock screen. For us to better isolate your concern, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Is there a way for you to provide us a screenshot?
    • Have you made any recent changes before this issue occur?
    • Are you able to use spotlight before?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow these steps to modify Lock screen background to spotlight:

    • Open Settings.
    • Click Personalization and select Lock screen.
    • Under Background, choose Windows spotlight.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, May 12, 2019
    #2
  3. Dyan Rey Win User
    Windows Spotlight on the lock screen

    Hi,

    There are multiple causes on why you're encountering this issue. To further troubleshoot the issue, we suggest that you disable and re-enable Spotlight. Simply follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on the desktop and open Personalize.
    • Open Lock Screen tab.
    • Under Background, switch from Windows Spotlight to a Picture or the Slideshow.
    • Click OK and close the Window.
    • Now Log off and log in.
    • Navigate to Lock screen and enable Windows Spotlight again.

    Let us know how it works.
     
    Dyan Rey, May 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows Spotlight Stopped Working

    Windows Spotlight has stopped working on Windows 10 Home

    Hello Sai Kumar,

    As you are facing the issues with accessing spotlight we will help you with this issue.

    I suggest you to refer to the below post and check if your issue matches with the same.

    If so, I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps suggested by CDB_UK
    March 9, 2016 and check if it helps.

    Windows 10 Lock Screen Spotlight not working


    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, May 12, 2019
    #4
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