Windows 10: Start Menu search not working after reinstall


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       16 Sep 2015 #1

    Start Menu search not working after reinstall


    I performed a reinstall of Windows 10 build 10532.
    Since then, Start menu search shows no results.
    Attached a pic, showing DC++ pinned to start, but still not showing during search.

    Please help
    This is really frustrating
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails prob.png  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    16 Sep 2015 #2

    I had the same problem after doing a reinstall of Win10 late last night. I thought I'd broken something. But thankfully, about 2pm today, the search function suddenly started working as expected. Perhaps it takes time for the search indexing function to "rebuild", or something.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       17 Sep 2015 #3

    Try starting Cortana, that might help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    17 Sep 2015 #4

    Run the command: sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt, to run the System File Checker.
    Restart after the scan is over and see if it helped.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       17 Sep 2015 #5

    XweAponX said: View Post
    Try starting Cortana, that might help.
    Have the above activated and not turned off and it will work
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
    Thread Starter
       17 Sep 2015 #6

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Have the above activated and not turned off and it will work
    tried that, it only add the option of searching the web
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
    Thread Starter
       17 Sep 2015 #7

    XweAponX said: View Post
    Try starting Cortana, that might help.
    nope, it only adds the option of searching the web
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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