5-sec Lag on Start Menu Search Results


  1. Posts : 36
    10 Enterprise LTSB
       #1

    5-sec Lag on Start Menu Search Results


    But not all searches lag; only the results for system settings (control panel items/shortcuts) , along with file/folder searches. The only search terms that are instant like they should seems to be anything in shell:programs + some other specials like the Downloads folder.

    So can you help me do 2 things:
    1. Speed up the search of control panel/settings items
    2. Search files in My Documents, Downloads, etc; the common ones that were default in win7.


    Search Term Search Result Time (seconds)
    "dow" Downloads folder (Programs) <1s
    "bluetooth" Control Panel items >5s
    "fire" Programs; Control Panel items <1s; >5s
    "Pictures" Control Panel items; not my Pictures >5s
    "file.docx" "Working on it..." inf
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  2. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, how busy is your PC when you are doing the searches? And is your disk ok?

    Please post a screenshot of your task manager when your PC is nominally idle, using the icon to the left of the video icon above your post.

    Please download and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) and post a screenshot like this for all disks:
    5-sec Lag on Start Menu Search Results-snap-2017-05-01-21.50.26.jpg

    2. Search files in My Documents, Downloads, etc; the common ones that were default in win7.
    Do you mean items here are not found, that there are delays, or these cannot be added to Indexing Options?

    Please also complete your specs including disk details (see mine for comparison). Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 36
    10 Enterprise LTSB
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Wow you're right. I never noticed this CPU usage.

    So it's coming from explorer.exe and what's interesting is that the high CPU continues for ~5 sec even after all the results show up immediately.

    And everything checks out with my drive's S.M.A.R.T. info, but if there's something specific let me know and I'll pull it up.
    >The hard disk status is PERFECT. Problematic or weak sectors were not found and there are no spin up or data transfer errors.
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  4. Posts : 36
    10 Enterprise LTSB
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Do you mean items here are not found, that there are delays, or these cannot be added to Indexing Options?


    edit: ran this: havent restarted yet, regarding issue 2

    -----
    I don't know man. I have zero files show up, even if they exist in the common folders that used to be automatically searched (Documents & Downloads for instance). So, can you turn that feature on for me. lol plz
    Last edited by blksith0; 02 May 2017 at 23:02.
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  5. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Thanks. Good news on the disk, background CPU use is higher than I'd be happier with if your PC was meant to be idle at that time. (I'd like under 4% e.g. - depends what start-ups you have- some trivial programs generated the odd 0.5% e.g.)

    Good that you've run the troubleshooter, which has fixed a couple of important things.

    What I suggest now is that you check the correct locations are set in Indexing Options, and then try rebuilding your search index.
    5-sec Lag on Start Menu Search Results-snap-2017-05-03-05.50.52.jpg

    Leave Indexing Options open for a bit, your PC idle, and see if the count increases.

    Now, with your CPU use a bit high, the question is whether indexing will actually start. Indexing backs off (stops) if your PC is 'in use' - and it doesn't have to be very much 'in use' for that to stop.

    Also please post a screenshot of your task manager when your PC is nominally idle, organising the CPU column high to low by clicking on its tab, like this.

    5-sec Lag on Start Menu Search Results-snap-2017-05-03-05.55.11.jpg

    Do you have just the one drive? Is this a laptop, desktop or...?
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  6. Posts : 36
    10 Enterprise LTSB
    Thread Starter
       #6

    After turning on the Windows Search service, every symptom seems to be fixed.
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  7. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    Good. Question is, how did it get disabled?
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  8. Posts : 36
    10 Enterprise LTSB
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Ha, it could be anything. The first thing I do is run OOSU10, then go in with WinAeroTweaker and UltimateWindowsTweaker.
    Microsoft has a lot of built-in troubleshooters now though. Good thing they laid off their debugging dept years ago.
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