Windows 8 Search In Metro - No Results Unless Write Full Word
Jan 28, 2013
i have a problem when i search for app on start screen, there is no results unless i write the full word. for example, when i search"pain"= "no apps match your search", but when i search "paint" ifound paint app.so what is the problem here?
another question, how can i search for files for all computer not user files only?
when i make a search for directories, then i double click on the wanted directory; now i would like to navigate as normal, instead explorer keeps in the path box "search-display.." not allowing me to navigate or to expand directory tree, how can i instruct it to exit search mode and continue from that path?
Yesterday I updated my laptop to Windows 8.1. On using Google to search, the result was not as expected. All text is shown in a single column one word on top of the other!!! I've checked and installed 8.1 updates and I've reset IE11 but still the same. No matter what I search for, text is shown one word on top of the other. I've tried Bing and as expected, being a Microsoft product, this displays correctly
Today the search function randomly stopped working. I can be clicked on the Documents folder, type in the file name and it says no results found. I can be looking at the file and it says no results found. Until this afternoon it was working just fine!!
Recently, my metro search hasn't been working. I usually go to the metro GUI and search for defrag, and click the "Defragment and optimise your drives". But, for some reason, when I click it, nothing happens, this also happens with many other system related programs like device manager, sound etc. I always have to use control panel now to use these programs. Other programs seem to work fine.
I'm playing with this free Siri like virtual assistant for Windows PC called SpeakToIt. Speaktoit - Your Personal Assistant
Unfortunatly it's a cruddy Metro UI version and not a real desktop application. I had to use a tile manager tool called OblyTile v0.9.8 to be able to make a desktop shortcut because I don't a truck with 8.1 That tool is here btw: [APP] OblyTile - Tile Creator for all programs. - xda-developers
Now I want this app to run in a window instead of fullscreen. An app like this.. i don't get it.. why leave it full screen when you have to multitask? I'd like to run this in a custom sized window that I can tell to always stay on top of other apps.
Windows 8 search refuses to search items in my control panel. For example, if I tap the windows key and type "power options" or "Sound" I get nothing. I'm pretty sure this is supposed to work as it's mentioned in many of Microsoft's own documents as the easiest way to navigate to these settings.
Other searches are working, including files on secondary drives, etc.
I just reset my laptop and am upgrading to 8.1. This is the third time I have tried upgrading and every time it results in a blank black screen. I believe it has to do with video drivers. By a blank black screen I mean totally blank. There is no backlight and there is no cursor. I had this problem when it upgraded the intel graphics driver to the .3345 version so I went into safe mode and rolled it back. After the reset I uninstalled all intel graphics driver and used the microsoft driver. When I update to 8.1 I get the black screen even with this video driver. I will keep trying using the stable intel driver to see what happens.
It seems I have to open File Explorer and use the search box there to search the contents of my IE Favorites folder. Is there anyway to add the same capability to the Start Screen Search. So far all I can do is put in the word "favorites" and start screen search finds the Favorites folder but it can't find any of the internet shortcuts (*.url files) within the Favorites folder. Is this normal? If so how can I change the normal behavior so it works like the start button search from Vista and Win7?
When I run SFC, I get "Windows Resources did not find any integrity violations", however when I run DISM, I get the message "The component store is repairable" and "Could not locate source file" messages. This seems to be inconsistent - is there something I should do, or is it normal? Just trying to understand the results when I run these.
I have been trouble with a few bsod problems and i was instructed to change my ram timings to 9-9-9-24 so i did and i also changed my frquency to 1333 but hen when i go into cpu-z i get different results or is this the same.
I am trying to run CoreInfo.exe to see if my processor supports Hyper-V before paying msoft for Windows 8-pro, but Windows 8.0 slams the CMD window shut instantly.
I tried all suggestions but still it flashes open then closed.
Failed: Elevated command prompt Failed: CMD [enter] coreinfo.exe -v Failed: Set Run as Administrator Failed: Set Compatibility to 7, XP, Vista Failed: CMD /K CoreInfo Failed: CMD /K Core info > core.txt = Redirect output to a text file
It seems like Coreinfo is appending an "Exit" to the command line command string. About right for the inept msoft programmers.
I just recovered my windows system partition from an Acronis backup. Everything works fine except for anything that needs to write to Appdata. Cannot download, cannot run Dropbox, or create new user profile at logon. I have tried "Take Ownership", have set my user as owner via security settings, have given my user full control, but nothing works.
I have a bit of a problem here. I wanted to clone a 2tb sata disk from a karaoke machine, and when I inserted it into my NL54 HP server running windows 8 to perform the clone (to a new 2tb drive), the clone was successful. However, upon inserting the new disk in the karaoke machine, it just caused the karaoke machine to hang. Similarly inserting the original disk caused the same issue.
My question is, if Windows 8 alters or writes to (in any way) a new hard disk installed for the first time? I don't know the exact details of how the disk was previously formatted, however when I did install it in my HP server it auto showed up as a drive and files/folders were accessible - hence I assume it was NTFS.
What I really wanted to do was to do a clone whilst keeping the original write protected, however I don't think there was any pins on the sata disk to protect against this, so my options were limited anyway.
I have an 8GB flash drive that's write protected. There is no lock/unlock on the flash drive. How can I reformat/erase the contents so I can use the flash drive for other things? I've tried low level and that didn't work.
Completed a clean instal of 8.1 on a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD but cannot write any files to program files X86 folder? I am being told access denied. I have tried looking into the permissions etc but it will not allow me change anything in the Security User Permissions or anywhere else. I am obviously set-up as Admin but cannot get anywhere with fixing this issue.
I have two Windows 8 UltraBooks: a Sony Vaio SVT13126CXS, and a Samsung NP540U3C-A01UB. Both were setup fairly simply in December 2012, except that they both had the Intel/McAfee anti-theft software installed then. My kids use them for school work and typically put them to sleep when not in use. To our great frustration, they have found since about June 2013 that they are unable to write files anywhere on the hard drive when they get to school (they can write to a FAT32 USB stick). I suspect this is due to some Windows Update, but I don't know which one.
To fix this, I first tried explicitly giving the standard users ownership and full control of the My Documents tree, but that didn't work. Then I tried turning the UAC prompts down or off, but that didn't work (no UAC prompt/screen dimming/beep ever appears, anyway). Next I tried deleting their user accounts and files and re-creating their accounts as members of the Administrators Group, but even that didn't work. For instance, when they try to save a new MS Word document, a message box pops up saying something like "you need to ask an Administrator for permission" - which is bizarre, since they are Administrators! Trying to save on the Desktop or C: does not work either. I tried switching from sleep to hibernation, but that didn't work.
It finally occurred to me that the users were apparently losing part of their account privileges when the PCs were resuming from sleep. So I activated the password lock screen and sure enough that fixed the problem! Now when the PCs awake from sleep the users can enter their password to unlock the screen and then write and delete files at will. This is one of the most bizarre problems I have ever seen with Windows. I am posting it here for two reasons: underlying Windows 8 problem in this non-Pro version? So workaround (enable the password lock screen upon resume)
Whenever I open new programs, my hard drive jumps up to 100% usage. The problem is my read/write speed looks like it's capped around 10 MB/s. The manufacture says I should get an average of 156 MB/s.
I have a 6 month old Dell XPS 8500 (i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB-7200 rpm hard drive). I consistently take care of it (defrag, clean sweep, virus/malware protection). See the dropbox link or PDF attached for examples of my issue.
My usb is apparently disk write protected. there is no physical switch on the usb. i can't understand it as it was working perfectly one day & the next it was write protected, it maybe to do with the fact that i formatted with 'wii backup manager' allowing me to put downloaded wii games onto the usb & play it on the wii, but i can't remember if i done this or not.
I googled the question and someone said to run cmd, diskpart, list disk, select disk X, attribute disk clear readonly, clean. it goes on for a few more steps but at this point i get the error message "DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O Device error. See the system event log for more information"
What can i do. the usb is only around a year old so shouldnt be damaged already.
Something terrible happened to my computer today. I'm honestly not sure exactly how, but my hard drive locked itself. I was trying to install FL Studio 11, when it kept saying I didn't have write permissions. I thought that the installer might be corrupted, so I downloaded it again. It still had the same issue. I thought maybe it was an issue with Windows 8, so I burned it to a USB and connected my iPhone to iTunes to try and sync some music to it before I restored Windows. Not only did the driver not install, but iTunes closed and said I either don't have read/write permissions or iTunes is on a locked hard drive. Frustrated at this point, I turned my computer off and booted from my Windows 8 install USB.
Windows 8 will not install because it says that my hard drive is locked so I can't install Windows 8 on the hard drive. I tried installing it again and the installer said that the temporary installation files could not be copied to the hard drive. I can't boot into Windows now, it just stays stuck at the flashing symbol (I've left it there for about 5 hours now, still nothing). I have a lot of files that I really need for making my music and a lot of unrecoverable pictures, so I really need to get this computer fixed.
At the moment I'm installing Windows on a USB in hopes I can boot from that and move all my files to a backup PC and then format my hard drive, but I'm not 100% sure that will work. I checked my BIOS and my hard drive is not locked with a password or anything, so this just doesn't make sense to me. It might have something to do with all the partitions I've made in the last few days to install Linux and I decided I didn't need it so I deleted the partitions and extended my main partition again.
Also, I've already tried automatic repair about 6 times nothing has worked, it says it can't fix my PC. I fixed this problem by downloading Hiren's Boot CD, going into Mini XP, moving all my files to another laptop with USB, and formatting my hard drive completely.