Mon. Apr 6th, 2020

Microsoft has fixed a blank issue in the Windows 10 search bar

1 min read

Yesterday, many users of Windows 10 Version 1903 found that when they clicked the search box on the taskbar, a blank space appeared and nothing was displayed. This problem is not a system failure, but an abnormal problem with the Microsoft server.

The failure that occurred yesterday was caused by a failure of Microsoft on the server. Microsoft just released an announcement saying that it has fixed the problem on the server-side.

Microsoft did not disclose the specific cause of the problem, but the company said that it is gradually recovering. If the user still fails, try the following methods.

Open a command prompt in administrator mode and execute the following commands.

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v BingSearchEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v CortanaConsent /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

After the operation is complete, restart the operating system to resume normal use of the search box.