Windows 10: Unable to Type in Search the Web and Windows Bar

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  1.    29 Nov 2015 #11

    Any time I try to start Cortana with Windows key + S or from the Start Menu, I can see it start in Task Manager, but it then disappears. Nothing gets displayed.
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  2.    16 Dec 2015 #12

    Starting Cortana with Windows + S key only begins the application as seen in the Task manager but it immediately dies and there is nothing displayed to be copied or to show.
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  3.    17 Dec 2015 #13

    Are you using Avast? Reported as causing this problem.
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  4.    15 Jul 2016 #14

    I am hoping this thread is still being monitored. I am having this exact problem. With respect to the following:

    You could try this:
    1. Open run command, type PowerShell and press enter to open it
    2. Right click on its icon on taskbar and select Run as administrator
    3. Paste the below script
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    4. Wait for the Powershell to complete the process, ignore any errors if displayed in the window.

    I copied and pasted the ENTIRE script as shown, and it didn't work. Not familiar with this, so I need to know exactly what to type in. Thanks

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  5.    15 Jul 2016 #15

    robnelli said: View Post
    I've just upgraded my laptop to Win10 (did my desktop several months ago). The laptop is unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar. I've searched the web, but all I've found was references to killing and restarting Search from the task manager, but there is no Search running. Also any time I try to start Cortana, I can see it start in Task Manager, but it then disappears. So the short of it is can't start Cortana and there is no Search running to restart. How do I get this feature to work?
    I had the same problem although after a few days and maybe a windows update it was fixed. i was told id have to do a repair install which would delete things.
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  6.    28 Oct 2016 #16

    Ok guys. I had the same issue. Try opening the search bar. If you can do that, yet are not able to type anything then left click the top left expand button found in the start menu area. After that try typing in search bar. Let me know if that works.
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  7.    17 Apr 2017 #17

    This Worked for me.


    This Worked for me even though the entire powershell did not run successfully due to lack of developer license.

    dalchina said: View Post
    Maybe this is relevant:
    Solved Re-installing Cortana - Windows 10 Forums
    and there are a good number of other such threads- worth doing a search.

    You could try this:
    1. Open run command, type PowerShell and press enter to open it
    2. Right click on its icon on taskbar and select Run as administrator
    3. Paste the below script
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    4. Wait for the Powershell to complete the process, ignore any errors if displayed in the window.

    Does your start menu work?
    How many icons do you see down the side of the Cortana box (if you can display it - Win key + S)?

    Beyond that, as you upgraded, there is a possibility of something being incompatible. What happens if you do a clean boot?

    Please clarify "unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar."
    - I assume you mean the search box displayed on the taskbar. Please advise if not.
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