Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Search Function not working-Services (local) says STOPPING

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Search Function not working-Services (local) says STOPPING

    I read a former post about this - it referenced a older post about indexing and saw this at the bottom in the form of an update
    Run > services.msc > find Windows Search > right click to select properties >

    When I looked at WINDOWES SEARCH here is says STOPPING and when I clicked on properties the area that appears to be where you can change this is grayed out (STAT STOPE PAUSE RESUME) cannot be clicked

    It is also not working from the blue screen where I can click on Apps/Files/Settings - )Sorry do not know the name of these new screens or locations)

    P.S. The new post the referenced INDEXING....I looked at that post but unfortunately I have not idea what indexing is and how to resolve any problems with it
    Can someone help me work through this or should I post a new thread

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    After looking at the screen shots in the referenced post. I just went to the search function again - I tried it clicking on COMPUTER and the SEARCH did work but it did indicate across the top that it might be slow because the INDEX is not running.

    1. Why cant I click on LIBRARIES or MY DOCS and try to search
    2. How do I turn on indexing or get it to run

    Thank you

    thank you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Search Function not working-Services (local) says STOPPING
Related Threads
Hi. This laptop is only about 6 months old so I'm surprised to see this issue. I've found that if I go to search anything, it won't load. Icons also have an issue loading. I think this is best to describe in some images: Whatever I search, it won't load. I'll be sat here for literally 10...
I recently upgraded my 3 computers to Windows 8.1. Only 1 PC (INTEL) is working as it should. The other 2 PC's are AMD based and the search function is acting funny. When I search it gives my the results, but when I click on says I'm looking for DEVICES AND PRINTERS and I search "printers", it...
I know you can view services by opening services.msc and also in the Windows 8 task manager. Is there any way to search services? Ideally, this would search the name and description of all services. If I am correct that this functionality does not exist natively, is there an application I can...
Enhance search function? in General Support
Hey I just installed win8 pro I like it so far, but i find the search function to be a bit weak. I like to just hit my windows key and type a program/app or file i want and i expect to get it. Is there a way to enhance this, make sure all files are being searched and found as fast as...
Is there a search function in the Microsoft Store? Or aren't there enough apps to bother with a search?
I know of two ways to search. Neither is working for me. Indexing service is active. 1) Using Modern UI (see screenshot) Good finds things including file contents Bad
I'm brand new, trying to figure out 8. Shouldn't the search function be listed among my apps? It's not, so what am I doing--or what are they doing--wrong? Cruce
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook