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  1. slipd's Avatar
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 x64 Pro 1909
       #1

    No Cortana?


    Hi guys,

    Cortana has disappeared and SearchUI.exe is suspended...

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    I use Cortana a lot - any way or restoring? I've no idea what has caused this although 'Search' wasn't working earlier in the week, but I understand that was Global problem.

    Thanks.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,035
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Welcome to tenforums. SearchUI suspended is a normal state.

    Do you have Hey Cortana enabled in Settings?

    Otherwise, what happens if you press Win key + C?

    Have you perhaps recently upgraded to build 1903 or 1909?
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  3. slipd's Avatar
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 x64 Pro 1909
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Welcome to tenforums. SearchUI suspended is a normal state.

    Do you have Hey Cortana enabled in Settings?

    Otherwise, what happens if you press Win key + C?

    Have you perhaps recently upgraded to build 1903 or 1909?
    Hi there!

    Thanks for the reply. I've been on 1909 since late November I think, no problems. I've been updating on this machine since Windows 7.

    How do I check the "Hey Cortana" setting? Windows+C does nothing

    It's almost like Cortana is trying to completely disappear from this system - its missing from the context menu and the taskbar ...
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 23,336
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #4

    Check Shawn's tutorials. Most of us use it to disable her. You may do the opposite

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,035
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    How do I check the "Hey Cortana" setting?
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    Win key + C: depends on this in Settings (see above)

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    Still no luck? Then search for Cortana here:
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10
    and follow the instructions at the start of the section above that.

    Most of us use it to disable her.
    I see no need to disable Cortana- with Hey Cortana off, it uses no resources and normally appears nowhere on the GUI bar Settings.
    Last edited by dalchina; 08 Feb 2020 at 08:21.
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  6. slipd's Avatar
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 x64 Pro 1909
    Thread Starter
       #6

    dalchina said:
    No Cortana?-untitled.png

    Win key + C: depends on this in Settings (see above)

    No Cortana?-1.png

    Still no luck? Then search for Cortana here:
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10
    and [B]follow the instructions at the start of the section above that.

    I see no need to disable Cortana- with Hey Cortana off, it uses no resources and normally appears nowhere on the GUI bar Settings.
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    Nope, nothing...

    Will try suggestions in links, thanks people.
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,035
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #7

    Hi, is Windows search working? Try file explorer search, and try searching for anything in Settings.

    Looks like you've more problems than you thought- or have you ever disabled Windows search?

    Try the search troubleshooter.

    Control Panel, Troubleshooting, View all and double click the Windows search troubleshooter.

    (Normally the easy way to get to it is- yes- with a search).
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  8. neveready's Avatar
    Posts : 237
    windows 10 Build 20215
       #8

    New Cortana Beta updated from Windows Store
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  9. slipd's Avatar
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 x64 Pro 1909
    Thread Starter
       #9

    dalchina said:
    Hi, is Windows search working? Try file explorer search, and try searching for anything in Settings.

    Looks like you've more problems than you thought- or have you ever disabled Windows search?
    Explorer Search, Settings search - all fine. Just Cortana

    I just tried the registry fix, not working either... would downloading 1909 and installing again work? - if even possible?
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,035
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #10

    How can you have no results for 'Hey cortana' in Settings? Suggests Cortana has been removed- have you ever tried to do that?

    Before considering an in-place upgrade repair install, please create a new user for test purposes, log in as that user, and see if the things that are broken then work.

    If they do, the problem is your user profile, not fixable with an in-place upgrade repair install.

    Do you have Cortana here - when you open Settings?
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    I just tried the registry fix, not working either
    Please be precise.

    Do you mean
    a. The command failed
    b. The command succeeded, but no change.

    Please post a screenshot of the command being run. Thanks.
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