KB4517211 breaks cortana search box

Hi,

KB4517211 solved my issue causing the start menu into critical error.

However it still does not allow using the "cortana search box", or searching for any app.

Anyone else having the same issue?

The problem mentioned here got fixed:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/kb4515384-windows-10-causes-critical-error-with/e09f04e3-a107-4160-9306-6c3b167bde76

Cheers,

Alex

 

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Hello,


Try re-registering Cortana. Perform these steps:


1. Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.


2. Then type following command and press Enter key:


Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


Let the command complete.


3. Close Windows PowerShell and see if the issue is resolved now.


Reference: https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-reinstall-or-re-register-cortana-in-windows-10


Let us know if this helps! 


Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.

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Hi Alexander
Greetings! I am Vijay, an Independent Advisor. As of now, this has not been reported by others. If this is a bug, it will get reported during next few days when other people received the updates.

Meanwhile, try the suggestion made by Kapil. If this is not a bug, it will get solved by this. If this doesn't solve the problem, report it to Microsoft by pressing Windows Key+F.
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Hi,

KB4517211 solved my issue causing the start menu into critical error.

However it still does not allow using the "cortana search box", or searching for any app.

Anyone else having the same issue?

The problem mentioned here got fixed:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/kb4515384-windows-10-causes-critical-error-with/e09f04e3-a107-4160-9306-6c3b167bde76

Cheers,

Alex

Same here...the previous cumulative update didn't break Cortana and the search box...but this one did once again...

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Hi Kapil,

thank you for the quick reply.

Unfortunately this did not fix it. I also restarted the PC.

Cheers,

Alex

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Hi,

KB4517211 solved my issue causing the start menu into critical error.

However it still does not allow using the "cortana search box", or searching for any app.

Anyone else having the same issue?

The problem mentioned here got fixed:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/kb4515384-windows-10-causes-critical-error-with/e09f04e3-a107-4160-9306-6c3b167bde76

Cheers,

Alex

Same.  The Cortana process is missing from Task Manager process list.  SearchUI.exe is missing.  Uninstalled and search began working again, missing processes and services were restored.

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Same issue for me.

I don't get the critical error that I had last month but the searchUI is not working now.

Last three updates have all broken the search in different ways!

Come on Microsoft!!!!

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Yesterday my Windows 10 computer downloaded updates KB4522738 and KB4517211. After they installed and a reboot was done my windows 10 search box no longer worked. I had this same problem when I updated with cumulative update KB4512941. I had to uninstall the update to restore my search box. Then later when I installed updates KB4515384 and KB4514359 my search box and action center would not work. I again had to uninstall to get things working as none of the listed suggested online worked. Now it appears I am going to have to uninstall again to restore things. Microsoft keeps saying the next update will fix things but they are not. Seem like Microsoft could address this problem and get it fixed. Hard to use your computer when the search box does not work and don't we need these updates to our system? I use Linux Mint on my laptop and my grand kids computer. It seems to have less problems than Microsoft but I hate to stop using Microsoft as I have been using it since DOS 2.0.

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Same here,

I've had issues with several KB's causing the start critical error that was resolved by uninstalling the KB ( starting with KB4515384 )

this latest KB4517211 resulted in not being able to type in search box. reregistering cotrtana does not help, uninstalling and blocking the KB does.

its tough when I've got to manage a few hundred machines and blocking updates is not a long term solution. I'd like to keep all my machines patched, but I can't let an update through that causes issues with my pilot test group. 

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Today I again uninstalled an update and again that returned my computer to it previous state of not being broken.

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And guess what with the latest update KB4481252 the start menu comes up with critical error again.

Guys there are automated test tools out there. And if you have them, please make sure a PC boots and programs can be started. A feature that used to work since DOS and search the start menu works at least back to windows xp if not 2000.

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