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#1 NeutralHatred

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:36 PM

Keystrokes? I think that's the right way of putting it.

 

Anyway, as the title suggests, the search bar is essentially not detecting me typing into it. Click on it, pops up the box (I have Cortana disabled via the registry edit) and it does not register typing anything. It is a very strange situation and I'm now seeing if anyone else has experienced this.

 

I am using ~1 year old Dell Laptop that came installed with Windows 10 Home. It didn't have issues with this search until after the Anniversary update. Search was still malfunctioning before disabling Cortana. Not sure if hardware could be a factor but, I'm mentioning the laptop anyway.

 

Making it more confusing, no searching seems to register anywhere. I opened up Groove Music to test it out and it doesn't function there either. The search function in the Settings is also affected. Obviously it isn't a keyboard issue as I am using my laptop to write this.

 

I've tried restarting Windows Search and Indexing, even rebuilding to no avail. No idea where to go from here.

 

Any ideas?



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:22 AM

Try running Dism in a command prompt as admin

 

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

You can right-click on start and select command prompt as administrator, then copy and paste the above into the command window. It will take a little while and may look as though it is stuck at 20%. Be connected to the internet when you do this.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:43 PM

 
This is a known problem related to the Anniversary Update.  The instructions below have been useful for others.
 
Click/tap on Start, then click on Settings.
 
Click/tap on Ease of access.
 
Click/tap on Keyboard in the left pane.
 
Turn off Filter Keys in the right pane.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

Try running Dism in a command prompt as admin

 

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 

You can right-click on start and select command prompt as administrator, then copy and paste the above into the command window. It will take a little while and may look as though it is stuck at 20%. Be connected to the internet when you do this.

 

Dism command stops at 99.0% and gives me this: http://i.imgur.com/2cLanrT.png

 

 

 

 
This is a known problem related to the Anniversary Update.  The instructions below have been useful for others.
 
Click/tap on Start, then click on Settings.
 
Click/tap on Ease of access.
 
Click/tap on Keyboard in the left pane.
 
Turn off Filter Keys in the right pane.

 

 

Filter Keys were already off.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:43 PM

Press the Windows key windowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the X key, in the menu that opens click or tap on Command Prompt (Admin).  This will open the Elevated Command prompt.
 
Copy and paste the command below in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.
 

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
 
 
Edit:  Do you have all of your important data backed up on removable media?

Edited by dc3, 10 January 2017 - 01:46 PM.

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