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Windows search is not working

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Pavilion 15ab219ne
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windows search isn't running on my laptop after updating my drivers using driver booster 8.3 app . Pls help me to fix it . Also nvidia geforce experience isn't running.  When i double click to launch the app , it is coming as task scheduler isn't running . Pls help me 2 fix it.

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Not sure what the "booster" software did to your system.

Not interested in trying it to find out.


I would think that the "GeForce Experience" software / app could be removed and reinstalled manually.

The Website (USA flavor):

NVIDIA GeForce® Experience™ 


Windows Search does break on occasion, even without the help of outside influences.

Most often, Windows Updates do require the Index (used in Search) to rebuild / edit itself.

Normally, Windows Search can recover and updates the changes in the Index without problems.


That said,

  1. (Re)check Windows Updates to be sure these are current.
  2. See if you can repair the Index.


Please ignore anything you've already tried, anything you don't like, or anything that is not relevant to your situation.


Try / Consider...



Restart the computer and log in.


 Windows Index is likely stuck, corrupted, broken, or trying to search a non-existent folder.



Correct or Rebuild the Windows Search Index


Path to the Index

Navigate to Control Panel > icon view > Indexing Options


Help - Start here:

Fix problems in Windows Search


If you would like to do so, the subject is well covered in many articles on the 'net.

Search for "Windows index not working" or "windows search not working" (or similar).


The main steps are about the same - choose an article that matches your situation and skill level.



Remove any location that is "unavailable"


Try a Rebuild in Advanced Options...


If the Index won't Rebuild or the Rebuild is a "Never-Ending Story" (does not complete),


Reduce the number of folders - in many cases, you just don't need "everything" in the Index.


General Example




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