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DaybreakOmega

Windows Search black screen

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone,

 

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 and updated to the latest version. Everything was working fine for a couple of days until all of a sudden Windows Search started to act strange. When I hit WIN + S the search box takes up half the screen and blackens the rest of the screen.

 

I've attached an image to show what happens when I hit WIN + S.

 

Is there any way I can "reset" the windows search to it's original state? The search function itself still works but it just looks completely weird.

 

Thanks for any help

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yep.

go to task manager > details > kill SearchUI.exe 


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quote or reply to me if you want me to reply to you.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, Mad153 said:

yep.

go to task manager > details > kill SearchUI.exe 

  

I don't have SearchUI.exe, the only 2 processes I have are:

 

SearchApp.exe

SearchIndexer.exe

12 minutes ago, Nishant Kumar said:

I believe you misunderstood.

The black screen only happens when I activate the search. When I'm using Windows normally all icons and wallpaper show as they are supposed to. It's when I hit WIN + S to activate search that this happens.

But thanks non the less for the suggestion!

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8 minutes ago, DaybreakOmega said:

I don't have SearchUI.exe, the only 2 processes I have are:

 

SearchApp.exe

SearchIndexer.exe

try killing searchApp.exe if you haven't already


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2 hours ago, DaybreakOmega said:

  

I don't have SearchUI.exe, the only 2 processes I have are:

 

SearchApp.exe

SearchIndexer.exe

I believe you misunderstood.

The black screen only happens when I activate the search. When I'm using Windows normally all icons and wallpaper show as they are supposed to. It's when I hit WIN + S to activate search that this happens.

But thanks non the less for the suggestion!

I'm so sorry for the misunderstanding. Yes, I misunderstood. I have read your first message carefully. Please try the following solution:

Use the Windows Search and Indexing troubleshooter to try to fix any problems that affect this process. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Select Start , then select Settings .
  2. In Windows Settings, select Update & security  > Troubleshoot . Under Find and fix other problems, select Search and Indexing .
  3. Run the troubleshooter, and select any problems that apply. Windows will try to detect and solve them.

You can also use a command prompt to open the troubleshooter. To do this, press Windows logo key +R, enter cmd in the Open box, and then select OK. At the command prompt, run the following command:

   msdt.exe -ep WindowsHelp id SearchDiagnostic

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Also try to use cortana:

 

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8 hours ago, DaybreakOmega said:

@Nishant Kumar

Thanks man, your suggestion to run the trouble shooter worked!

Glad to know that my suggestion works for you. Could you please mark my answer as a solved answer so that others can get that on the top.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Unfortunatelly the problem still occurs.

 

Edit:

 

The problem seems to only occur when I hide the search box from the taskbar. But I don't like showing it since it takes way to much space.

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