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Search Crashing in Windows 8?

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    Search Crashing in Windows 8?


    Hi,

    Recently I noticed when I go to use the search in Windows 8 it crashes after a few letters are typed and goes back to the start screen. Does anybody have any idea how I can fix this?

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    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 CP 64-bit


    No help here, but as of this morning I noticed the exact same behaviour. Just started to investigate. If I come up with a solution, Will let you know.
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    Could you try updating the sound card driver and see whether it helps. It could be something to do with some third party programs.
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    Why would updating a sound card driver help? So far I have rebuilt the search index but still the same problem. AFAIK nothing was changed on the system before this started happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by win7 View Post
    Why would updating a sound card driver help? So far I have rebuilt the search index but still the same problem. AFAIK nothing was changed on the system before this started happening.
    There may be some system files got corrupted, try the second option in this tutorial, run sfc/ scannow at least 3 times.
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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    Posts : 153
    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro


    Also make sure to check your Index settings. If it is not showing complete, that could cause crashes. It is under control panel.
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    I have checked the index settings, all good. Run the scan disk three times, still no change. Getting tempted to reinstall, this is more than annoying.
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    Posts : 153
    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro


    that is not a bad idea my friend, but make sure your win8 ISO is all in the clear. is it safe to assume you tried repair by booting from a usb or a dvd?
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    the same is happening to me in 2 different computers. I truly believe that the reason for this is a update made by Microsoft Update don't know for sure which but i made a fresh install on one my computers and tonight I'm going to try and figure it out.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Just verify and KB2756872 is the responsible update that creates this problem. I installed it and search start crashing again. I removed that update and search started working perfectly once more.
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