by Anton

January 27, 2021

One of the great features of Windows 10 is the search bar, which is located at the bottom left of the screen. Just type something in to get the best results. You can search for a specific file on your computer or in an application. However, sometimes this function does not work properly. In this final article in our troubleshooting series, we’ll discuss a problem with Windows 10 not being able to get into the search engine.

Restart the computer before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting actions below. This action refreshes the operating system and removes the corrupted temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Several factors could be at the root of this particular problem, from a procedural issue to a Cortana service that is unresponsive. Here are the steps you need to take to solve the problem.

Run Ctfmon.exe

Ctfmon is a process that runs in the background and monitors the active program in case it would support speech recognition, handwriting or other alternative user input services. Make sure this is done in accordance with the search string.

  • Press and hold Windows and and press R.
  • Type C:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:{Windows:³.exe.exe. and press Enter.

Make sure that Windows 10 cannot enter search data.

If you continue to perform this step every time you restart your computer, you can make the changes permanent by following these steps.

  • Press the Windows key once.
  • Enter Command line in the search bar
  • Right-click the command line in the startup search and select Run as administrator.
  • Enter in PowerShell – ExecutePolicy without restriction and press Enter.
  • At the top of the command line should be PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted.
  • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like *SystemApps*} enter. | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml} and press , type.
  • Restart your computer

If the problem persists, follow these steps.

  • Press and hold the CTRL, SHIFT, Esc keys (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) simultaneously. This should open the task manager
  • Press File and select Start New Job.
  • Activate the option Perform this task with administrator rights
  • Type Powershell and press OK.
  • Type $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest and press Enter.
  • Restart the computer .

Restart Cortana

If Cortana is not responding, it may also lead to this particular problem. To fix this, you need to restart this service.

  • Press and hold CTRL, SHIFT, Esc (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) simultaneously to open the Task Manager.
  • Look for Cortana’s service in the process list. If you do not find Cortana in this list, select the Services tab and check there
  • Search for and right-click Cortana
  • Select Complete task

Make sure that Windows 10 cannot enter search data.

Import MsCtfMonitor.xml from another Windows 10

If the MsCtfMonitor on your computer is damaged, it may cause this problem. To fix this, you need to copy MsCtfMonitor from another Windows 10 computer to your computer.

  • Enter another Window 10 PC
  • Hold Windows and , press R.
  • Enter taskschd.msc and press Enter.
  • Double-click on the Task Scheduler library.
  • Double-click on Microsoft in the left pane.
  • Double-click on Windowsin the left pane.
  • In the left pane, choose TextServicesFramework
  • Right-click MsCtfMonitor in the middle pane and select Export.
  • Select a location and click Save.
  • Copy this exported file to a USB stick and insert it into the PC in question.
  • Repeat steps 1 to 7
  • Go to the place where you pasted the MsCrfMonitor.xml file from another computer and select it
  • If you are importing a file, right-click on the file in the center window and select Run.

Make sure that Windows 10 cannot enter search data.

 

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