Fix Windows 10 search service not running/working

I am unable to seach from the Start menu and it no longer returns the results correctly after my Surface Pro 3 is upgraded to Windows 10, except in Settings, Web, and some default programs. I notice that Windows Search service is stopped in services.msg. When I try to start service, it shows the error message “Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer. Error15: The system cannot find the drive specified.” Running the sfc /scannow command and Troubleshooting and nothing happens. How can I resolve the problem?

You need to re-build an new system Index to fix the issues about the search service not working in Windows 10
* Open the FIle Explorer, go to the location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\, and delete the Search folder.
* Press Win + R from your keyboard, type the regedit.exe, and click OK button.
* Within the Registry Editor, navigate to the folder at the left side panel.
Go to the right pane, right click the SetupCompletedSuccessfully key, and change value from 0 to 1.
* Then go to another tree below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\FileChangeClientConfigs\
Right click any blank area in the right side, seelct New > DWORD (32-bit), set its name as {A010C594-BAB6-4690-952C-28A0C0365307} with the ScopeToMonitor value.
* Finally reboot the system to apply all changes.

Another method
* Access the C:/programdata/microsoft/search/ within File Explorer, right click the data folder, choose Properties, go to the Security tab, and set permissions. Then set proper permissions at C:/windows/system32/


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