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  1.    04 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop

    Windows 10 search not working


    my search has stopped working on both my admin and my user. is there something i can reset. i tried rebooting my pc and restarting and nothing.
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  2.    04 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop
    Thread Starter

    reload the search index did not work for me to fix my search but what ended up working for me was i opened up task manager and i usually crtl shift esc, but anyway i know cortana is the search process so i ended it and then used search and it restarted itself and now it is working.
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  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    I've got same problem. Sometimes searching from start menu not working and only way to solve it is to kill search process in task manager. Any ideas?
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  4.    26 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Dorset, UK
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    I have had the same problem.

    Mine is a new PC, purchased with Win 10 installed, so not an upgrade from an earlier Windows version. The search worked fine for about a week, then suddenly stopped working. Whatsoever I type in the search box nothing at all happens.

    I have read quite a few articles about this, and done many suggested things, including rebuilding the index, but all to no avail.

    The amazing thing is that 10 minutes ago I checked and it was not working, which is why I came here, but in the middle of typing this I tried again - and it worked! This is the first time for over a week that it has functioned at all.

    The problem is that it is likely to fail again, so, as many users obviously suffer from this problem, we need a permanent fix, please.
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  5.    24 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 15
    Win 10

    I have the same problem. Windows has been working fine for a few weeks, now I keep needing to restart Search in the Task Manager to get it to work. I have recently moved the pagefile off of my SSD OS, onto the hard drive. Not sure if this has anything to do with it.
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  6.    18 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1
    win 10

    To sum up


    This is a quick work around
    1, Right click the Windows logo (bottom right)
    2, click on Task Manager
    3, in the list find Search
    4, Right click Search and select End Task
    5, try a search from the Search the web and Windows bar

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  7.    19 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 7
    windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by flaxvert View Post
    This is a quick work around
    1, Right click the Windows logo (bottom right)
    2, click on Task Manager
    3, in the list find Search
    4, Right click Search and select End Task
    5, try a search from the Search the web and Windows bar

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    what do you do when nothing happenswhen you clik the windows logo?
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  8.    28 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by flaxvert View Post
    This is a quick work around
    1, Right click the Windows logo (bottom right)
    2, click on Task Manager
    3, in the list find Search
    4, Right click Search and select End Task
    5, try a search from the Search the web and Windows bar

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Search isn't there for me. It appears for a second when I click the search box, then goes away.
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  9.    31 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 5
    windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by ike39 View Post
    i have had the same problem.

    Mine is a new pc, purchased with win 10 installed, so not an upgrade from an earlier windows version. The search worked fine for about a week, then suddenly stopped working. Whatsoever i type in the search box nothing at all happens.

    I have read quite a few articles about this, and done many suggested things, including rebuilding the index, but all to no avail.

    The amazing thing is that 10 minutes ago i checked and it was not working, which is why i came here, but in the middle of typing this i tried again - and it worked! This is the first time for over a week that it has functioned at all.

    The problem is that it is likely to fail again, so, as many users obviously suffer from this problem, we need a permanent fix, please.
    same issue with mine any ideas??
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  10.    15 Mar 2016 #10
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by MARIQ View Post
    same issue with mine any ideas??
    I had a similar issue. My normal user account could get to the start menu, but clicking the cortana menu or trying to search in the start menu wouldn't do anything.

    I saw a post where a suggestion was to create a new account and copy my files over from the old to the new using an admin account. Tried it. It worked fine BEFORE I copied the files over, but after the copy I had the same result but didn't have access to the start menu at all.

    So, I started experimenting with the file system. Setting groups of directories to .old and then logging into my normal account and see if it fixed the problem to gradually narrow down the problem. After about 45 minutes, I narrowed it down to a file in C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.

    I changed this UsrClass.dat to UsrClass.old.dat. When you log in, Windows doesn't find UsrClass.dat and creates a new one, but now Cortana is working and I can search in the start menu and nothing in the start menu has changed. There must have been some kind of bad data in that file.
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