This is a clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64.
Search box on the taskbar does not work. Clicking on the Search box makes it change color, but it is not possible to type anything into the box.
Opening Start Menu before clicking on the Search box sometimes helps. In 1 case out of 10 Search box suddenly starts working. But it only happens when Start Menu is open. When Start Menu is closed, Search box is unresponsive.
Trying to click on the Search box in such cases generates a barrage of entries in Event Viewer:
- In Application log, lots of errors like this
Event 1000, Application Error
Faulting application name: SearchUI.exe, version: 10.0.10240.16401, time stamp: 0x55b1a665
Faulting module name: Windows.UI.Xaml.dll, version: 10.0.10240.16397, time stamp: 0x55af16e7
Exception code: 0xc000027b
Fault offset: 0x0000000000483497
Faulting process id: 0xbf4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0d004a4be9a50
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\Windows.UI.Xaml.dll
Report Id: f7b162bc-bd59-4e47-af93-f7f1b462efc1
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_22.214.171.124_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
Faulting package-relative application ID: CortanaUI
Event 5973, Apps
Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: The remote procedure call failed. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
- In System Log, one error like this
So, any ideas what could possibly be wrong here?
Event 10010, Distributed COM
The server CortanaUI.AppXd4tad4d57t4wtdbnnmb8v2xtzym8c1n8.mca did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.