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Q: edge browser and cortana are not working

I cannot bring up my edge browser and Cortana has gone away

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Hi,

I recently bought a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 10 - everything is working fine apart from I can't do anything with Bing. Doing a search from Edge or Cortana just brings up the 'hmm can't access page' error. Trying to go to www.bing.com from Edge or IE just brings an an empty screen with a search box that doesn't do anything. Every other website I go to works fine. I installed the Anniversary update yesterday but that hasn't made any difference.

I am currently using IE with Google search and that works great - but I would like to get Bing working so that I can use Edge and Cortana.

My laptop is an Acer Aspire Nitro with an Intel I7 core 6th generation.

Thanks in advance

A:Bing not working in Edge or Cortana

Sounds an odd problem. Sometimes one off site access issues can be down to DNS and router issues. Might be worth rebooting your router and flushing the DNS cache on your PC.

Flush DNS cache in Windows 10 [solved]

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I am using HP Envy 27, windows 10. The latest updates on Oct 16-19 had caused problems with internet connection. I restored the computer to the date before Oct 16, 2016. It was working fine for few hours, but now Edge and Cortana stopped working. I have tried clear the browsing history, cookies, form data, etc, but it isn't working. Any suggestions to solve the problem?

Thanks

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These seem very, very, very useless to me and i want them off my pc because they cause an annoyance to me
>inb4 op, cortana and edge are superior, op, why do you want to uninstall them?

please just tell me how to locate these programs in my registry to get them the hell off my pc. Thanks!

A:How do i uninstall Microsoft Edge and Cortana

Remove default apps from fresh Windows 10 install : windows

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Ever since Build 14385 and now in 14388, Cortana has been using and opening IE as the browser for showing search web results instead of Edge. Edge is set as the default browser and has been for a long time. Have checked all the settings in both Edge and IE, as well as in Cortana, can find nothing that would or should cause this.

Any ideas?

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Hello, I have recently just upgraded to Windows 10 from a Windows 8.1 build (and did not do a clean install) and I have recently been experiencing some bugs.

Firstly, I am unable to download any apps from the Windows App Store. I have tried many different apps but I always get error 0x80070002. This only seems to occur when I use my Microsoft Account and link it to my PC. When I tried downloading apps using my Microsoft account for the store but a local account for the PC, they installed perfectly fine. I am using a third-party firewall, McAfee Security Center which I have disabled temporarily but the issue still occurs. I have tried several solutions on the Internet such as using WSReset.exe, deleting Download and DataStore in SoftwareDistribution in the Windows folder, using Windows FixIt (which detected a service registration error and claimed to have fixed it, although whenever I run it again this same error pops up with it saying it fixed it again.) and even reregistering the program (which didn't work either).

The other issue I am having is that when I was using sfc.exe /scannow in the Adminstrator Command Prompt to check for problems, it detected a problem of some sort of image in Microsoft Edge. I have used this command before on my previous operating system and it didn't detect anything. It also said that it failed to repair it and I have the log which is attached. I, personally, don't notice any problem with Microsoft Edge but apparently there is on... Read more

A:Windows 10 Store, Edge and Cortana bug?

I'll try to answer your question about Cortana. All it is is an app that using the bing search engine. The only magic there is that You can talk to it.
 

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Hello everyone,

I am using Windows 10 (Sadly) lol and I have noticed that some items are embedded into the operating system and was wondering how you delete them permanently.

Many thanks
 

A:How do you delete Cortana and Microsoft Edge?

You don't delete anything. You can either, simply not use those things especially Edge which only runs when you open it, or disable them as you can do with Cortana.

See here : http://www.pcworld.com/article/2949...indows-10s-info-hungry-digital-assistant.html
 

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This problem has frustrated me to no end. For some reason, flash videos on websites like Gamespot, IGN and Gametrailers will not work with the Edge browser. All I get is a black screen with sound, or most of the time without any sound at all.

Here are some of the things I've tried already:

1) Updating video card drivers. I'm running the latest NVidia drivers, version 361.75

2) Used sfc /scannow and DISM commands. sfc /scannow finds the driver opencl.dll as corrupt, but that's a well known bug. I still can't view any videos regardless of whether I'm using the Microsoft or NVidia version of that .dll.

3) Reinstall the Edge browser using this video

4) Checked whether Adobe Flash player was turned on in Edge about a million times

5) Uninstalled all Windows 10 updates (including flash related ones) and then reinstalled them.

Nothing has changed after completing all of those steps, and I'm fresh out of ideas

A:Flash videos not working with Edge browser

Exactly what version of Windows 10 do you have installed?
Have you tried a browser using a different version of Adobe flash, such as Firefox or Chrome?
See http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

A few days ago I allowed the Insider Preview build 14251 to be installed via Windows Update.
NOW no flash video on my Firefox 44 while Microsoft Edge delivers the video stream.

You can roll back Windows 10 to previous version via Settings - Update & Recovery - Recovery.

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windows edge is saying: hmm, we can't reach this page
plese help

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Hi, random ads kept popping up while browsing, so i went online and discovered adwcleaner for your site, which I installed and ran, I am guessing it cleaned up the browser, but now edge browser says "Can?t connect to the proxy server" and chrome says "There is no Internet connection", but firefox works which I am using now. I'm guessing a setting was changed or a file removed.

How can I solve this issue.
 

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When I try to drag a file in from Windows Explorer to the browser, it just shows a "not allowed" symbol

It works in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, but not Edge, what am I doing wrong?

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With Cortana and Microsoft Edge, we hope to continue offering features that will help you save time and money when shopping online using the Microsoft Edge web browser. To that end, we recently released a pilot feature that helps find the best pricing for the product you are viewing. However, Cortana will only notify you if the relevant details are available at the time of your visit. We are just beginning to roll this out to everyone on Windows 10 Creators Update to get feedback. Currently the feature supports 14 retailers including Amazon, Walmart, and eBay, within the US. We will be increasing availability and the number of retailers we support in the months ahead, so stay tuned for more updates.

How it works:
The feature works similar to current Cortana features where you see Cortana display notification in the address bar if there?s helpful information available for the site you?re on. When you visit the site of a supported retailer, Cortana will alert you that there are other options available at a lower price for the same product. Once you click on the Cortana icon, the information will be displayed in the right pane within the same window.

Let us know what you think about the feature. Your feedback is important as we continue to make improvements and add support for other sites.

Source
 

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Hi Guys,
I am setting up VDI and wanted to setup a few Symboliclinks, (folder redirections) for a limited number of applications so that if a collection or user profile is rebuilt they do not loose their setting, notes or favourites. 
I can do this with some of the programs without issues. What I am finding is that I cannot do it with items under packages like, sticky notes and Edge favourites. 
I can create the symboliclink using 
New-Item -ItemType SymbolicLink -Target $destFolderStr -Path $srcFolderStr

Yet when you go to open Edge or Sticky notes they open for a few seconds then close. I assume this is because they cannot correctly read or write to the location. 
Does anyone have any idea on how to directly access sticky notes or Edge Favourites from a map drive. I don't particularly want a backup that I would have to recover. 
Thanks for your time.

Craig 





Craig

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Hello,
Currently we are using IE 10 with compatibility mode is IE=7 and we are upgrading the browser version IE11 edge mode.
The application work fine in IE 11 and IE10 with existing compatibility mode ie. IE=7 but when it is change to IE=edge the application is not working as expected in IE10 browser for examples page is not loading & unnecessary popup's whether as in IE11
it is working fine.
I tried as per the below link say edge mode in IE 10 is Internet Explorer 10 and edge in IE11.So i set to compatibility mode to
Internet Explorer 10 still the application is not working in IE10 and working fine in IE11
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/browser/mt126196.aspx
Please request to help us to resolve this issue.

Regards,
Santoshi Ramaraju

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First off Hello everybody and sorry this is my first post I am normally just a lurker. This forum, even though I have never posted ,has been a huge help with quite a few things and a great resource in general.

Trying to clear out the All Apps list on the start menu. Most apps I have uninstalled and utility folders deleted. The 3 things left on there that I would still like to remove are Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Settings. I do not want to uninstall Cortana or Microsoft Edge. I simply do not want those three things to appear in the list. i.e. I deleted the Administrative Tools folder from programdata/microsoft/windows/startmenu which stops the shortcuts from appearing in the list but I still have access to all the things within.

I know its small but its important. On a side note I could have sworn i read somewhere that microsoft was going to be updating their upgrade system so you no longer had to do an in place upgrade before you could do a clean install. Does anybody know anything about that or is that not a thing. I do not seem to be able to find the original article I was reading and may have misread.

A:Removing Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Settings from all apps list

Originally Posted by Kabby


First off Hello everybody and sorry this is my first post I am normally just a lurker. This forum, even though I have never posted ,has been a huge help with quite a few things and a great resource in general.

Trying to clear out the All Apps list on the start menu. Most apps I have uninstalled and utility folders deleted. The 3 things left on there that I would still like to remove are Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Settings. I do not want to uninstall Cortana or Microsoft Edge. I simply do not want those three things to appear in the list. i.e. I deleted the Administrative Tools folder from programdata/microsoft/windows/startmenu which stops the shortcuts from appearing in the list but I still have access to all the things within.

I know its small but its important. On a side note I could have sworn i read somewhere that microsoft was going to be updating their upgrade system so you no longer had to do an in place upgrade before you could do a clean install. Does anybody know anything about that or is that not a thing. I do not seem to be able to find the original article I was reading and may have misread.



Bit of a late reply here, but the issue is still relevant so I thought I would reply.

As yet there still seems to be no solution to this problem. Microsoft have bypassed the normal folders that list apps in the start menu so that some apps can't be removed from the list. This includes Edge, Cortana and... Read more

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I have read over every article. did everything it has said. NOTHING has worked. This is really frustrating me. Everything works but start menu, app store, cortana, and edge it seems. I have not discovered what other goodies have stopped. Is there a viable solution with out having to factory restore and lose all my programs. i am running Windows 10 Version 1511 Build 10586.71 on a 64 bit system. Can anyone help me this is really annoying. I have created a local account that seems to work fine.

As of a recent update to windows I've had the following major errors

1. Start menu is unresponsive
2. Edge icon in taskbar is missing and unresponsive
3. Wifi button in taskbar is unresponsive
4. Can't access settings at all. Tried numerous methods including trying to access it through the control panel
Troubleshooting these issues has been a major hassle as most of the solutions I've found needed access to settings in some form or another.

Also tried an sfc scan and another scan that I've forgotten in an elevated command prompt with no success.

Other threads with the same or similar issues have received little to no helpful responses.

i have done powershell but get red text with errors .. nothing has worked.

I have even tried to do the new local account to switch it to my Microsoft account .. i get the something gone wrong window.. I have been goin around and around all day. I do not want to lose my programs i have my doing a fresh ins... Read more

A:Start menu, cortana, windows edge and app store all have stopped today

Try deleting (or moving if you are afraid it will hurt your system) the "TileDataLayer" folder from your Users/your username/appdata/local/ folder.

That helped for me and i have been trying to fix this all day

Ted

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Hello. I have a toshiba laptop upgraded to windows 10. About a week ago my start menu, Cortana, & several other windows apps (calculator, etc) stopped opening at all. I did a system restore to about a week before. System restore took an unusually extremely long time but seemed to work.

NOW Cortana responds to Hey Cortana, but then the little corner cortana box just sits there, & cortana never speaks, nor searches, nor acts like it hears me.

My start menu opens normal but my xbox app (which i use quite a lot) acts like its going to open, but before I see anything other than the green background it closes (no notification or anything). It does the same thing if i click one of my notifications in the menu that comes from the icon on my taskbar.

Same happens with Edge (from any place including: startmenu, desktop, & taskbar).

Calculator, Word, etc all seem to work fine.

I thought I'd try restoring to previous time again however though i had 3 different restore point options when i restored the 1st time (&i had chosen the most recent), it shows no previous restore points & shows no space being used for restore storage!

Ive found some similar problems when i tried searching for solutions, however they all had AVAST installed, which i do not.

Could anybody help me with a good solution? Thank you very much for your time & assistance.
 

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Hello. I have a toshiba laptop upgraded to windows 10. About a week ago my start menu, Cortana, & several other windows apps (calculator, etc) stopped opening at all. I did a system restore to about a week before. System restore took an unusually extremely long time but seemed to work.

NOW Cortana responds to Hey Cortana, but then the little corner cortana box just sits there, & cortana never speaks, nor searches, nor acts like it hears me.

My start menu opens normal but my xbox app (which i use quite a lot) acts like its going to open, but before I see anything other than the green background it closes (no notification or anything). It does the same thing if i click one of my notifications in the menu that comes from the icon on my taskbar.

Same happens with Edge (from any place including: startmenu, desktop, & taskbar).

Calculator, Word, etc all seem to work fine.

I thought I'd try restoring to previous time again however though i had 3 different restore point options when i restored the 1st time (&i had chosen the most recent), it shows no previous restore points & shows no space being used for restore storage!

Ive found some similar problems when i tried searching for solutions, however they all had AVAST installed, which i do not.

Could anybody help me with a good solution? Thank you very much for your time & assistance.

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I would like to change the default search engine for Cortana to Internet Explorer.  Is this possible?

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Microsoft officially confirmed Spartan's existence during a media event near the end of January. Since that time, developers and enthusiasts alike have been clamoring to get their hands on the new browser.

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A:Have a look at how Microsoft has integrated Cortana in its Spartan browser

Looks pretty good
 

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The "Start" button has stopped working.  so has Cortana, the internet connection button, the speaker button.  I was not trying to install anything - they just stopped working.  I can not get to any settings, apps, programs, etc.  

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The "Start" button has stopped working.  so has Cortana, the internet connection button, the speaker button.  I was not trying to install anything - they just stopped working.  I can not get to any settings, apps, programs, etc.  

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Hi!

Today, I present to you SearchWithMyBrowser, a little tool to open your Cortana searches in your default browser. Since April 28th, Cortana opens Edge, to force Bing upon you.

SearchWithMyBrowser fixes this. It redirects searches to your default browser. If you have anything that redirected searches to another search engine, it will still work.

Installation
First, you need to download the app. If you have git installed, you can also
Code:
git clone https://github.com/charlesmilette/SearchWithMyBrowser.git
No binaries are included. But don't worry! Making them will only take an Internet connection and 30 seconds. Two things that you should have if you are reading this.

Simply double-click on
Code:
make.cmd
If everything goes well, your directory structure should change from


Code:
.gitignore
install.cmd
LICENSE
make.cmd
README.md
SearchWithMyBrowser.cs
to


Code:
Microsoft.Net.Compiler.1.2.1/
.gitignore
install.cmd
LICENSE
make.cmd
nuget.exe
README.md
SearchWithMyBrowser.cs
SearchWithMyBrowser.exe
SearchWithMyBrowser.pdb
To install, simply double-click on
Code:
install.cmd
It should pop-up an UAC. After you approve it, it should ask you to move the file to a permanent location (it'll stay there until you remove SearchWithMyBrowser) and paste it's location without quotes.

After doing that, it should write a little message and ask to press a key. After doing so, the file association dialog should open and ask you to choose between Edge and ... Read more

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Since my update of win 10 ( 1709 vers ), all seems to go well but the exceptions of Cortana search engine. It makes a faint attempt to listen to me, by asking me what I am looking for and not responding. I enter type in the search box, and nothing appears. To find some of the usual sites, I have to enter Win key + a letter.. I did go into settings and turned most, if not all buttons to "ON''. BTW, pretty new to Win 10, but could someone tell me how I can change color of the dark blue fonts that usually appear as high links. With the black background , I have to swipe the mouse across it and it shows up nicely with a light blue background...but its a pain that in order for me to read some of the stuff, I have to swipe over it and change the background light blue which it does automatically.
 

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Over the last couple of days I have found Cortana's 'Ask Me Anything' search box will not work. I can type nothing in. From inspection of other people's problems with Cortana it seems the trouble is often associated with Start Menu malfunction. In my case however I have no problem with the start menu.
Can anyone advise me how to overcome this annoying problem?
PS The Windows 10 updates are all installed.

A:Cortana not working.

Suggestions only :

1. You said " Over the last couple of days ". If that is the fact, do a system restore. Pick a date when Cortana was working , or at least a week ago as your restore point.

2. If that does not help. Try this troubleshooting method..............
Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.
Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

3. Create another user account with exactly the same privileges > log on to it and see if Cortana will work.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 453 GB (328 GB Free); D: 12 GB (1 GB Free); F: 931 GB (516 GB Free); J: 298 GB (124 GB Free);
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Cortana is not working on my computer. The mic image is showing in my task bar. It was/did work before. How do I fix?
 

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OK when i first go my laptop cortana was working till i called Microsoft. now its not what do i do to get her back??????? 

A:cortana not working more

@Shamika83 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! What happened when you "called Microsoft"?  Did they remote into your PC and make some changes? IF so, we are unable to help you as we have no way of knowing what they did, or what they "broke". Sorry, but this is a Windows OS issue, and you will need to get back in touch with Microsoft to have them correct the damage they caused. If you don't want to do that, an alternative is to do a factory reset of your PC to its original state -- but that will remove everything currently on the drive. And for that, we need to know if your PC came preinstalled with Win10, or if you did the Win10 Upgrade from a prior OS.Good Luck

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WHY Cortana is afraid in my region that why its doesent work it in my window 10 pc

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Hey,

Unfortunately I don't live in the US, so I set all regional/language settings (even the time zone) to United States and English but Cortana still isn't working. When I go in the settings, it just shows this:

Can I somehow fix this?

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I'm in India and I have set lang. and location to India But still Cortana says that I'm not available in your country.. Helppppppp!!!

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Hello, Cortana no longer works for me. It was fine earlier. Updates current, microphone works per sound meter (on speaker icon>recording devices) also working per device mgr. Downloaded MS troubleshooter that said "Microsoft Experiences Host" and Microsoft Windows Cortana" need to be installed correctly' What's that supposed to mean? Ran admin. sfc/scannow no problems there. She won't respond to voice commands, also the search box is there but can't type in it. The 'Cortana' button at start menu isn't functional. Can't even find on/off button for Cortana in settings. Only other option maybe go to restore point. Really at a loss. Any ideas anyone? Thanks and please respond soon. Steve ..........

A:Cortana not working windows 10 pc

Hi, create a new user for test purposes. Does Cortana work in that?

If so, then see
Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Section 2
CTRL F and search for Cortana, and use that Power Shell command, noting the instructions at the start of section 2 as to how to do it.

Now sthg must have caused this- have you changed any policy settings, any Settings, changed language..

Another approach would be to use a restore point. Do you have System restore enabled? Do you have any useful restore points?

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I'm in India and I have set lang. and location to India But still Cortana says that I'm not available in your country.. Helppppppp!!!

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my searchbar/cortana has suddenly stopped working, when I click I get a message telling me there is a problem, please sign out.
so I googled the problem
I ran the systen file checker which reported a problem and said it was fixed, problem still there
I reinstalled all windows 10 app, problem still there

so I created a new user account, this fixed the problem for that account
so I tried to sign in to the newly added local account with my Microsoft account and entered my username and password
I then got a screen asking for my old password (I assume its the microsoft password)
I got a message telling me its not correct for this device (I only have one password)
So I left it blank (as per the on screen instructions)
The I got an error sccren
'oops something went wrong, its probably our fault'
and thats it, cant get any further.

So I thought Id transfer all the files and settings from my old account to the new account, and Ive hit a brick wall, how can I do this ? the new account has no knowledge og my applications, documents, pictures, etc. I just cant install everything.

Is it possible to just copy everything from one account to another ?

Im left with an unusable computer if I stick with my old account
can anyone help me ?

A:search bar/cortana not working

Hello, never had to do that, but this may help (from a quick search).
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/transf...ile-in-windows

Note: if you use disk imaging regularly (e.g. Macrium Reflect free) you can always restore your PC to a previously working state- when you created the image.

It's also a full backup.

Presumably you don't have any helpful restore points.
Also recommend you turn on System restore, and set up a daily scheduled task to automatically create a restore point to help recover from such issues.

You will find some results by searching on that 'Oops' message. Not one I've had to deal with, sorry.

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When I start using Cortana it will not connect to the Internet. I say, for example, "Hey Cortana" then I say "Facebook Log in" it copies what I say but then comes back with, "The Internet and I are not talking right now." or "I can't connect right now, try again in a little bit." I thought it was a problem with my default browser, Google Chrome, but it works fine. How can I run a diagnostic or debug Cortana? It won't even set up my appointments anymore on Calendar and it's on the hard drive. Can anyone help me with this problem?

Thank You in Advance,

Jay

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Is there a way to completely remove Cortana? I disabled it, but it keeps running in the background.
I did find some suggestions to remove it, but it also removes the search and causes problems to other stuff.
So is there a working way by now to do that?

Thanks!

A:Any working way to remove Cortana?

Hello mibaup,

This will only disable Cortana the personal assistant, and not the Cortana process used by Search (SearchUI.exe). These are two separate items. You don't want to disable search.

Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Acer AX1470 desk unit. Have rebuilt HHD about 4 times now but same issue. Cortana works fine when I start Windows 10. After an hour or 2 nothing happens when I click on it in the task bar. I then go to the Task Manager and end the Cortana process. Cortana then works properly for another hour or 2 before it fails to respond again. I kill the process and continue to repeat the process.
 

A:Cortana Stops Working

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First, I'd like to point out that I found and read this thread that, in the last post, tells me how to disable Cortana. https://techguy.org/1185771

But for me, that is not enough. I want her file gone completely. I opened the file location and moved Cortana's file onto my desktop. I've yet to delete it because I don't know what harm could or could not happen.

That being said, let me tell you about my laptop, in case that makes any difference.
My laptop is a SonicMaster by Asus, E403S Series (the biggest piece of sh*t that I will NEVER buy again. SO MANY PROBLEMS.)

If any more laptop info is needed, let me know. While I'm considered the tech guru of my house, all of this is way beyond my head.
 

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Hi all. Just a small annoyance really. The Cortana live tile is not working all the time for me. When I open Cortana I can see my specified news cards etc however it won't live update new news etc on the live tile.

Sometimes I will see for instance "BBC -5 minutes ago" on the tile but it won't show the headline just the Cortana circle icon.

Every other live tile seems to work ok.

Any tips please? Many thanks

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Spent all day with new laptop getting it setup. Apart from some hiccups all gone well but one glitch. Cortana works pretty much fine but the search facility isn't working properly. Say I want to 'create a restore point'. I'll type 'res' and it gets found by Cortana as per the first screenshot. But when I click the best match 'Create a restore point' I get the second screen. So it never finds it and opens it. Been like it all day even after allowing the laptop plenty of idle time. Funny thing is it's only doing it for the new settings GUI functions, you know those that have the cog wheel icon next to them. Everything else that is found can be opened, ie. word, old style control panel, files etc etc. Any ideas?

Cheers,
Wayne

A:cortana / search not working properly

Hello Wayne,

The thing that is odd is that the Create a Restore point should not be associated with the new Settings GUI but is actually a control panel function. Here is what I see on mine:
It looks like your search has made a wrong association and maybe you need to reset the search index. To do this type index in the search box and you should be able to open the control panel index options.

Then click on advanced and this will allow you to rebuild the index.

Cheers,
Phil

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Yesterday I had my Tablet PC (Windows 8.1) returned after the upgrade by a technician. I have encountered some issues, some fairly minor, others more significant ---- especially Cortana and Search not working:

1. Cortana does not work. She is said to be unavailable because of the language and region that has been selected. The language is English USA (needed for the keyboard) and the region is UK / GB, surely neither of which should be causing any problems?

2. Search does not work. It generates the error 'class not registered'. I have encountered this error before, so from searching in the past I have seen that this can be caused by a number of different factors, hence it is hard to identify what to do.

I will work on the other issues after these two have been resolved.

I have visited the How To site and found that my situation is commonplace, complicated and worldwide. There are many in a similar situation in the UK. On the one hand it is comforting to know that I am not alone and others have resolved the problems --- eventually. However, on the other hand I note that many of the postings date from July, and feel it should not still be continuing to happen now.

If I have understood it, the problems revolve around getting the settings for region / display language / speech language configured in a mutually compatible way.

Help would be appreciated!
 

A:Cortana and Search not working after upgrade

1. Cortana does not work. She is said to be unavailable because of the language and region that has been selected. The language is English USA (needed for the keyboard) and the region is UK / GB, surely neither of which should be causing any problems?Click to expand...

i think this maybe a bug, as i have seen now on a few PCs including one of my own
Not been able to resolve , however, i gave up after a little research
 

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Hello,

I am struggle a lot with Windows 10 honestly.
So all of a sudden, Cortana stopped functioning and start menu stopped working.
I have tried all steps and tweaks available out there to fix the issue beside changing the profile and backing up the entire user because I can't risk doing that and lose my files.
So I tried restarting which Microsoft recommended including their start menu fix which resulted in nothing.
Tried powershell command, no changes yet.
Tried doing updates... NADA
Tried creating a local administrator user and nothing yet.
So I'm hoping there is someone who had similar issue and hopefully got that fixed.
Please help me out from this mess.
I honestly appreciate you for you're kind effor.
Thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hello,

I am struggle a lot with Windows 10 honestly.
So all of a sudden, Cortana stopped functioning and start menu stopped working.
I have tried all steps and tweaks available out there to fix the issue beside changing the profile and backing up the entire user because I can't risk doing that and lose my files.
So I tried restarting which Microsoft recommended including their start menu fix which resulted in nothing.
Tried powershell command, no changes yet.
Tried doing updates... NADA
Tried creating a local administrator user and nothing yet.
So I'm hoping there is someone who had similar issue and hopefully got that fixed.
Please help me out from this mess.
I honestly appreciate you for you're kind effor.
Thanks

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start menu cortana not working on windows 10
 

A:start menu cortana not working windows 10

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I have tried using Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register
"$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} in admin powershell. It had no errors but did not fix anything is there any other way to fix this I am using update KB2267602

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