I've not seen any threads here nor elsewhere about this, so here is my plaint, Search just stops working.

For example, as search had stopped a few days ago, I rebooted a few hours ago, and search started working. Now, it has again quit; all I get when I type anything in is a black box. From the time search started until it stopped, the only thing I have used the computer for is reading news, forums, and the like on-line. No new software nor updates, now no search.

I have run the supposed fixes I have read about, such as rebuilding the search index; none of these solutions have solved anything for me. Any/all thoughts, ideas, cures, incantations, and related items welcome.