Windows 10 Search not working (Bing appears in background) Solved

  1.    29 Sep 2017 #1

    Windows 10 Search not working (Bing appears in background)

    I use the windows 10 search from the task bar but now as soon as i start to type a search query it appears to lock up and just shows a bing image in the background. Hitting enter to complete the search entry also has no affect. Has anyone else come accross this and is there a simple fix for it.

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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Sep 2017 #2

    Try running the search troubleshooter. Normally I'd say find 'troubleshoot' in the search box, but in your case, look for it in...
    Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot > Search and indexing.
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  3. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       29 Sep 2017 #3

    You can run troubleshooter in Setings / Windows updates / Troubleshoot and select search

    Bree beats me by a second.. better two answers than none :)
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  4. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 10,194
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Sep 2017 #4

    AndreTen said: View Post
    ... better two answers than none :)
    ...especially when they concur :)
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  5.    29 Sep 2017 #5

    If that doesn't help:
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    Search for Cortana- and follow instructions at the top of the section to register it.

    Otherwise- do you have any relevant system restore points?

    And then- does the same happen if you create a new user account for test purposes?

    Obscurely MS links Cortana with the Start menu troubleshooter:
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  6.    29 Sep 2017 #6

    Thanks all the second option worked. :)
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