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I can't start Windows 8.1 search or indexing even when using the troubleshooter.

 

 

 

Operating system:Windows 8.1 (64 bit)

System root: C:\WINDOWS

Available physical memory: 12226 MB

CPU: Intel® Core i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

Drive Info:

C: 1850.01 GB

D: 11.19 GB

Internet Explorer: 11.0

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Its a tool bar,  correct.    When I went to download it said it was only good upto windows 7.  Thanks for your help..   I am going to give it break for now.

 

No, it's a program.Some call it an App, like on the download page:

 

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Since David has already covered the sfc and dism route (thanks for that), please tell us which search does not work? Is the the Metro search, the Explorer Search, or both? The explorer search should never be blocked so I'm guessing the Metro Search is the issue; yes? If so, check the following:
 
Make sure the Windows Search Service is started
Check to make sure your drive can be indexed. Right-click the drive in explorer> properties> tick the "allow files on this drive to be indexed box" (if not already ticked)
Rebuild your search index: Go to Control Panel> Indexing Options> Advanced> Rebuild Index
 
See if that works.

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Hi guys! :)
IIRC, Error 87 appears when the command is mistyped.
Example, restore-health (the hyphen should not be there):

C:\>Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restore-Health
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.3.9600.16384
Image Version: 6.3.9600.16384
Error: 87
The restore-health option is not recognized in this context.
For more information, refer to the help.
The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

Those commands should be run from an elevated command prompt and typed correctly:

sfc /scannow
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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