Microsoft admits Windows 10 search fails: basic fix

Last week, a user reported that Windows 10’s search function had failed, and a blank interface appeared when you click edgy boxes or icons on the taskbar. Although it is believed to be a server-side issue, it is surprising that users cannot search for local files. The temporary solution is to modify the registry key, but there is always a usage sharing for the average user. Now the Microsoft technology community cites the issue, saying it acknowledged the problem and fixed it for most users.

On February 5, user feedback running Windows 10 May 2019 (Version 1903) and November 2019 encountered a search feature. The main performance is search blank or black box, can not use the operating system built-in Windows Search features.

Microsoft admits Windows 10 search fails: basic fix

Microsoft says it has started fixing Windows Search issues, and most users have been addressed. In some cases, you may need to restart your device once, twice, or even three times, to restore Windows Search.

In a statement, Microsoft said: “Windows Search was affected by a third-party network fiber provider, which means that Windows Search services are unavailable on PCs due to an infrastructure failure.” Microsoft is reviewing its network redundancy options to prevent this issue from happening again.

If you still have this problem, you can use the following temporary solution:

Open Run or Press Windows -R

Enter “cmd”

Enter the following command

reg add HKCU,Software,”Windows/CurrentVersion/v BingSearchEnabled/tREG_DWORD /d 0 /f

reg add HKCU,Software, Microsoft, CurrentVersion/ Search /v CortanaConsent /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Restart Windows 10 PC