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I'm having an issue with my windows install where the search menu will not search for anything, and will close seconds after opening it. It doesn't display any results and closes even when navigating through the search settings and as a result I'm unable to search things quickly, which may not be an issue for most people but I am used to hitting the windows key, searching for what I want and hitting enter from there rather than searching manually through the start menu. I've included a youtube clip of what happens


This was a clean install that I've been running for a few months now, and nothing major has been changed to it recently, this started happening yesterday but I passed it off as it just not finding what I had typed for quickly enough and I just opened the program instead but today I waited and noticed that it's closing too. I googled the issue and didn't find much other than to run sfc and dism. Running an sfc scan gave the output:
Code:
sfc/scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios.

The cbs.log file is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtw766romkot5x4/CBS.log?dl=0

It seems to be a lot of issues referring to .lnk files which are missing or corrupt which makes sense although I'm not quite sure where to go from here.

Running a dism scan resulted it in being stuck at either 20% or 8.6% for half an hour and I eventually closed it in impatience. Can anyone help me out here?
Edited by SnakeBiteScares - 6/2/16 at 4:11am
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Did you find any solution to this problem? I have the exact same issue....
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No, nothing yet
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I'm not sure if what I did fixed the issue krickoj, but I followed these steps on tenforums:

Download the Windows iso from microsoft techbench which is the same for the version you're using (64bit Home for me). Extract the contents of the iso and find install.wim. Place install.wim on your desktop and create a folder on your desktop called mount. Next open command prompt as administrator and run these commands:
Code:
Dism /mount-wim /wimFile:%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\install.wim /index:1 /MountDir:%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\mount

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\mount\windows /LimitAccess

Dism /unmount-wim /Mountdir:%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\mount /discard

sfc /scannow

From what I can see this is essentially mounting the installer iso as if you were running the repair/install disc and retrieving the non corrupt files from that to replace the corrupt ones causing the issue on your system.

I have to say that this did not solve the issue immediately and I only found my search to be working today and my computer has been off overnight so it may or may not be as a result of me repairing the files using the iso files. It may be worth trying however. Good luck
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Rebuild search index and see if that helps.
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I seem to have solved the issue, but how would I do this in case the issue appears again?
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Thanks, I'll might have a look at that. Yesterday I was thinking about creating a new user profile and maybe reinstalling Win10.
BUT - today Search is working again!?!?! Was not yesterday and computer haven't even rebooted...
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Well that is rather curious that it seems to magically fix itself today for both of us. I will take it though thumb.gif
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Thank you for the suggestion but I'm not a fan of installing things to do something that the operating system should already do, and doesn't simply because something is broken. Also from looking at this it seems I'd still have to open the program from the start menu and then navigate through that to find what I'm looking for whereas I prefer the simplicity and speed of just hitting the windows key, typing a few letters and hitting enter
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