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More Problems For Windows 10 As Bug Frustrate Users, Search Bar Goes Blank

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Windows 10 users reported that one of the operating system’s core features stopped working on 5th February 2020.


Scores of users posted on social media that Windows Search stopped working for them. They complained that when they try using the desktop search tool it brings up a blank box. This is as opposed to the usual ‘related results’ box.


It is unknown how many users of the operating system’s were affected by the problem. Windows 10 reportedly has 800 million users worldwide.


The Search feature is one of Windows’ most used tools. Its function is to makes it easy for users to find files, apps, emails and other content on their computers. However, users reported facing with a large grey box whenever they try searching for content.

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“The taskbar search doesn’t work for me now, I have to scroll up and down the start menu like an animal,” tweeted one frustrated user.


Another person tweeted:


Yet someone else complained: “I thought it was just me until I saw other people reporting the same thing within the past few hours”.


Some of the users recommended that disabling Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu helped resolve the issue.

More trouble for Windows 10

Recently, the US National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a major flaw in Windows 10 which could have been used by hackers to create malicious software that looked legitimate.


Microsoft already resolved the issue by issuing a patch to the bug. It also said there’s no evidence that the bug was exploited by hackers.


Very recently, Microsoft’s Teams service experienced a widespread outage after the company forgot to renew an SSL certificate. The Windows 10 issue also highlights Microsoft’s reliance on the cloud to power its basic local search functionality in its operating system.


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