Microsoft has been experiencing problems with integrated search in Windows for 2 hours.
Most likely, the error is related to the work of the Bing search service, which is used to obtain results on the Internet.
Some problems with access to Microsoft 365 services are also possible:
We're investigating a potential access and latency issue with multiple Microsoft 365 services. Please check MO203172 in the admin center or https://t.co/lbjX5hSWLp.— Microsoft 365 Status (@MSFT365Status) February 5, 2020
There is a workaround while Microsoft is working on fixing the error:
1 . Press the WIN + R keys.
2 . Type regedit -> press Enter.
3 . Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Search .
4 . Right-click anywhere, select New -> DWORD Parameter (32 bits) .
5 . Enter BingSearchEnabled and double-click on the entry that appears.
6 . Enter a value of 0.
7 . Double-click on CortanaConsent and enter 0.
8 . Reboot the computer.