So my freshly-installed Windows 10 Pro N 1909 had an issue – I have gotten so used to pressing Windows Key and then typing “settings” or “control panel” or “my document name here”. Unfortunately I was greeted with a blank search box instead. Nothing loaded. Just blank. Gray even. Light gray.
So I searched trusty Dr. Google for the answer.
One recommendation was to remove Bing Search from showing in my search box. Fired up regedit:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search Add DWORD "BingSearchEnabled" =0
Since I haven’t rebooted yet I don’t know if that will actually fix anything. But here we are anyway.
Next I restarted the Windows Search service.
Start > Run > Services.msc Right-click and restart Windows Search service
That didn’t help either.
Finally I just killed the SearchUI.exe in task manager (don’t worry, it auto restarts itself).
Open Task Manager Click on the Details Tab Right-click on SearchUI.exe and select End Task