Windows 10: Cortana/Search won't work

  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    Cortana/Search won't work


    Hey, search box a.k.a cortana isn't working. I tried the method with task manager to end the process but it isn't working. Anyone has any ideas how can i make this work? Thanks
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #2

    try reinstalling your microphone driver, though it only worked for me for a couple of days.
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  3.    08 Oct 2015 #3

    - mine hasn't worked since day one..

    I get this..
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    - strange.. (??)
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  4.    08 Oct 2015 #4

    Hi, worth checking you have 5 icons down the left side of Cortana - usually if people have 3, something is wrong.

    Also check 'Location' is not shaded out in the action centre/notification panel and the Geolocation service is running.

    A few things I've picked up from elsewhere- (some I've forgotten for now..) which you've probably seen anyway..

    Fixing Cortana

    Windows 10: Common Problems Users Have and How to Fix Them | Page 6 | Digital Trends

    First of all, hit Start > Cortana > Notebook and you can toggle Cortana on and off.

    Take a look in Settings > Time & language. You need to make sure
    that you’re using one of these languages – Chinese (Simplified),
    English (U.K.), English (U.S.), French, Italian, German, and Spanish,
    and that your Speech language pack is installed. You also need your
    country or region to be China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United
    Kingdom, or the United States.

    Solved Search is not working. - Windows 10 Forums
    Cortana 10.041 requires three things

    An active Internet connection
    Settings: turned on
    An MS account.

    In my experience, if you are not connected, it does nothing.
    If you are connected and it is off, it shows the trends, but search
    is still brain dead.
    If you try to sign-in to your MS account through Cortana, the dialog
    wants you to Switch from a local account to a MS account. That's not
    just signing in, that's more than I wanted to do, so that's as far as
    I went ... I did not Switch to a MS account. I have another account
    set up to test with that, but I never would have seen this on that
    sign-in account.
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  5.    08 Oct 2015 #5

    - yep, sure enough..
    - only three icons showing..

    dalchina said: View Post
    Take a look in Settings > Time & language. You need to make sure
    that you’re using one of these languages – Chinese (Simplified),
    English (U.K.), English (U.S.), French, Italian, German, and Spanish,
    and that your Speech language pack is installed. You also need your
    country or region to be China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United
    Kingdom, or the United States.
    - checked..
    - and that's where the problem starts..
    - how come there is no Language pack available?

    - it's greyed-out in the list of available language packs..
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