start menu search stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by znx, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. znx

    znx MDL Novice

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    I installed 10041 from ISO the first day, followed the guide from ms blog to fix people/mail/calendar etc. Now if I click on the start menu and start typing something nothing happens. If I choose 'search box' to show on taskbar I can't type anything on the text box and if I use 'search icon' nothing happens when I click the magnifier. I'm using a local account. Any fixes for this? thank you
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    in cmd admin
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    then reboot and do all win updates.
     
  3. znx

    znx MDL Novice

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    It showed

    Image Version: 10.0.10041.0
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    Error: 0x800f081f
    The source files could not be found.

    but after the reboot the search is fixed, thank you :)
     
  4. SNaRe

    SNaRe MDL Senior Member

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    It seems like I am not the only one who had problems with missing search bar.

    It becomes fixed after reboot but this is a temporary solution. It would happen again.

    Now I am trying http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...tem-files-can-be-repaired-(Build-10041)/page3

    I will let you know if this works.
     
  5. znx

    znx MDL Novice

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    Ok at first it worked but I had other problems and needed to run system restore, after that the search bar and start menu search stopped again.
    The same solution didn't work.

    Now I couldn't open any modern apps. So I found a solution from Gabe for modern apps not working

    Open PowerShell as admin and type

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    and after some errors (red text) it fixed everything, modern apps and search.

    Another thing someone with the same error can try is

    Open cmd as admin

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess
    (where X: is the drive letter for your install usb or dvd)
    sfc /scannow

    for me it showed that found corrupt files and fixed.

    hope this helps someone.
     
  6. SNaRe

    SNaRe MDL Senior Member

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    I had the same problem. I found out that "SearchBox" was remove from registry by itself.
    I am really wondering how.
    I added it back. I run SFC. Now it works like charm.
    It was so weird. It is good to hear that you solved your problem as well.