Hi team, I'm in a pickle and have exhausted my efforts to find a solution to the search bar not working since the Windows Defender definition 1.263.1737.0 update. Thank you in advance for taking a look at what's taking place. Here's the rundown,
Windows 10 Home, Version 1709, Build 16299.309. ASUS laptop ROG G6VOX (Note, the latest build has not pushed through and I always elect to let those updates take place on their own)
This picture shows what is taking place:
What I have done:
*System restore without success, received this error:
(Note: I turned off Windows Defender, did another system restore and received the same error.)
*Troubleshooting in Settings -> Update & Security -> Troubleshoot -> Searching and Indexing -> no problems were identified
*Task manager, Cortana [End Task] no success.
*Ran services.msc, Windows Search was running and set for automatic at startup.
*Ran sfc /scannow (the CBS log means nothing to me.) Here is the Command Prompt result:
*I found a directive from a Google Search which was working in powershell.exe...the list of options to select was so extensive, I exited quickly.
*I have shut down and restarted after the majority of the steps I've done.
I'm stuck and I sure appreciate any direction you can provide me!