Windows 10: Windows 10 Search will not open

  1.    22 Feb 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Search will not open


    Hello,

    Today my windows search window will not even open. When you click on it nothing happens. Even trying to open search from the windows button does not work. I don't even see the search in the task manager. But in services windows search is running. Any Ideas.

    Thank You..
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  2.    22 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi drew22to375,

    Have a look at the below article and see if there's anything that helps.
    Fix and Repair broken Windows Search in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 easily


    b1rd

    Another:
    Windows 10 Start Menu Search Not Working? Here’s the Fix
    (This one offers several possibilities)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    22 Feb 2016 #3

    drew22to375 said: View Post
    Hello,

    Today my windows search window will not even open. When you click on it nothing happens. Even trying to open search from the windows button does not work. I don't even see the search in the task manager. But in services windows search is running. Any Ideas.

    Thank You..
    Hello, are you referring to Cortana - the search box you may see in your taskbar or at the bottom left of your start menu? ('windows search' is usually the traditional search feature in Windows explorer).
    (& The Windows Search service is what does the indexing which allows things to be found fast on your PC - Cortana uses the index it creates to search 'My Stuff')

    Do you have any restore points before the problem started?
    What happened before the problem started? Did you make or notice any changes to your PC?
    Have you made any changes to Settings, in particular to Privacy settings?

    What are you looking for in the task manager.. I see this:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Can you see Cortana there?

    If you open the Action Centre (the white square with 3 lines in it near the clock) is the Location tile 'on'?
    Press the Windows key + R, and in the Run box, type services.msc <enter>
    In the list of services, is Geolocation running?

    And can you confirm your start menu opens properly?
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  4.    22 Feb 2016 #4

    Yes the Cortana.

    This is on a pc we just upgraded to windows 10 a week ago for one of our users. The search just stopped working today. If you click on the box it does nothing not even a empty window pops up. If I log on with a different account it works fine. Cortana does not show up in task manager at all. I will check the restore points and location settings the next time I can get on the pc.




    dalchina said: View Post
    Hello, are you referring to Cortana - the search box you may see in your taskbar or at the bottom left of your start menu? ('windows search' is usually the traditional search feature in Windows explorer).
    (& The Windows Search service is what does the indexing which allows things to be found fast on your PC - Cortana uses the index it creates to search 'My Stuff')

    Do you have any restore points before the problem started?
    What happened before the problem started? Did you make or notice any changes to your PC?
    Have you made any changes to Settings, in particular to Privacy settings?

    What are you looking for in the task manager.. I see this:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2016-02-22 at 20.31.33.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	38.7 KB 
ID:	65665
    Can you see Cortana there?

    If you open the Action Centre (the white square with 3 lines in it near the clock) is the Location tile 'on'?
    Press the Windows key + R, and in the Run box, type services.msc <enter>
    In the list of services, is Geolocation running?

    And can you confirm your start menu opens properly?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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