Win10 - Search is broken, reinstalled, works, reinstalled, broken...


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Izlude

I can't for the life of me figure out what the heck's wrong with the explorer's search. When doing a search in explorer for txt files etc.. it closes the whole window, but searching again works thereafter (but slow).

I recently reinstalled because I was setting up a dual boot (also to just give myself a fresh start). Low and behold, search works like a charm. Super fast results, no window closing, ever! But I goofed on something with the dual boot. I used EasyBCD (oops) to get the menu going, bad move... reinstalled both OSs (menu works)... but now Win10 is back to doing that stupid search crash. I'm tempted to reinstall just once more... but if I don't have to, I'd like to find out if there's anything I can do to fix it.

 

Thanks a mil!!!

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+jnelsoninjax

Download Everything you will never want to use windows search again!

Also would not hurt to run sfc/scannow from an elevated command line

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techbeck

Had an issue where I could not type anything in the Win10 search box.  Had to open a powershell and use the following command to fix....

 

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

 

https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-cant-type-search-box/

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Izlude

Thanks for the tips. I'll try each.   Here's a log from event viewer if it sheds more light on the issue:

Faulting application name: SearchApp.exe, version: 10.0.19041.423, time stamp: 0xea89218e
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.423, time stamp: 0xed02c0bc
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x000000000010b3cc
Faulting process id: 0x1ca0
Faulting application start time: 0x01d696969a3153e5
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 56bf6449-38c0-42f3-a8a5-9ab53efe5cc7
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.Search_1.14.0.19041_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
Faulting package-relative application ID: CortanaUI

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+jnelsoninjax

That last line indicates that Cortana is crashing too, do you use Cortana at all?

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Izlude

i never use cortana (circle icon on taskbar),  only the start menu search (is that's part of cortana?) and also the search box in file explorer.

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goretsky

Hello,

 

Have any tools or scripts been run which disable some of Windows 10's default settings or features?  If so, you might want to revert those changes and see if it makes any difference.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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spacelordmaster

Windows 10 seems to be giving more headaches than anything lately. My PC at home is having issues too. Every time I go on Windows Explorer into the Downloads folder or any other folder it now says: "Waiting...." and it just sits there and does nothing. I restart Explorer and nothing. I had to download Total Commander to be able to backup my files before I re-install Windows again. I don't know what the hell caused it. I don't do porn sites or download illegal software. I use my computer for business-related things. Maybe an update did it? I don't know. I scanned the PC with 3 different antivirus apps and Malwarebytes and its clean so its not a virus.

 

Any ideas as to what may have caused that?

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