1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       16 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 search no results, requires ending Cortana.exe


    Hi all,

    I've been having this issue with my windows search for the last week since doing a clean install on my PC. Sometimes, when I try to search something up, the search would remain blank and have the blue dots rolling (it's working on something?) and no results would show. In order to fix this, I would have to end Cortana in task manager and wait for it to start back up.

    Why is windows search hanging every now and then? Is there a way to permanently fix this so that I don't have to keep ending Cortana?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 home
       20 Aug 2015 #2

    I'm having the same problem.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 (duh)
       20 Aug 2015 #3

    In an admin command prompt:
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v "AllowCortana" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 home
       20 Aug 2015 #4

    AveYo said: View Post
    In an admin command prompt:
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v "AllowCortana" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    Can you explain what this registry change will do?
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 (duh)
       20 Aug 2015 #5

    It will disable Cortana from search - if you go to search settings Cortana will be disabled by company policy and grayed out.
    If you need to revert it, change the 0 to 1.
    There are too many reasons Cortana can fail, from the locale used to dns filtering, so if you don't have use for it, it's better left disabled for a responsive search and start menu.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 home
       27 Aug 2015 #6

    AveYo said: View Post
    In an admin command prompt:
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v "AllowCortana" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    I did the registry add at an elevated command prompt, but still having same problem.
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