Windows 10: Windows Start Menu Search bar blank and inaccessible?

Discus and support Windows Start Menu Search bar blank and inaccessible? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; A lot of times when I invoke the start menu(by hitting the windows key on the keyboard) and I want to type something to search I find this issue and I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by yassinesaf, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Windows Start Menu Search bar blank and inaccessible?


    A lot of times when I invoke the start menu(by hitting the windows key on the keyboard) and I want to type something to search I find this issue and I need to close the menu and open it again, How can I fix this?
    windows version 1903, the build 18362.476

    Windows Start Menu Search bar blank and inaccessible? [​IMG]

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    yassinesaf, Nov 18, 2019
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  2. Sysprep Windows 10 Start Menu search is blank


    Hello everyone,

    I was following the Tenforums.com Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep guide, which I found to be an amazing guide.

    My goal is to have a Windows 10 Pro x64 sysprep image from the Hyper-V VM, exactly as in the guide.

    Anyways I had everything going smooth - I was about to Generalize the image and realized the Start Menu stopped returning results, instead just showing a blank search.

    After some frustration and reluctance I went back to the checkpoint at the very beginning (as indicated in the guide). The Start Menu still showed up blank.

    Reinstalled the VM in Hyper-V using different names and different VHD files but all resulted in the same error.

    Created the VM in VMware Workstation 12 and and started the Sysprep process with Windows 10 in VMware. The Start Menu is still blank.

    Uninstalled Hyper-V and reinstalled Hyper-V but that didn't help.

    I've done the basic troubleshooting steps too:

    • Reboot system (Host and Guest systems multiple times)
    • Verified service Windows Search is running (I restarted the service as well)
    • Rebuilt Index
    • Restarted Cortana and Windows Explorer
    • Re-registered Cortana

    I've tried Googling my heart out to no avail. Couldn't even find an image with a similar problem. I've attached a snippet of the issue below.

    Note: This is only in Audit Mode. When I let the Windows install complete, the Start Menu works again. I'll try completing the imaging process and load the Sysprep image and see if the Start Menu functionality comes back unless someone has a better idea or similar experience?



    Windows Start Menu Search bar blank and inaccessible? [​IMG]
     
    SeattleITguy, Nov 18, 2019
    #2
  3. Issues with accessing apps throuhg Start Menu and Search bar on windows10.

    Hi Indrik,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if some system files is corrupt.



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

    • Are you getting any error message when you click on Start Menu?

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided in Microsoft Help Article about Start menu issues and also try to start Windows Search service. Check if it helps.



    Step 1: I recommend you to refer to the suggestion provided in the Microsoft Help Article and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...ubleshoot-problems-opening-start-menu-cortana

    Step 2: I suggest you to try to start Windows Search services
    and check if it helps.

    1. Press Windows Key + R Key.

    2. Type "services.msc" without the quotes and click on it.

    3. Search for Windows Search.

    4. Double click on it and under Startup type, select
    Automatic.

    5. Then click on Start button.


    Note: If you are not able to change the Startup type, then continue starting the service by clicking on Start button.

    Please get back to us with an update on issue with using Start Menu and search bar, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 18, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows Start Menu Search bar blank and inaccessible?

    j39dofFkjsd, Nov 18, 2019
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