• How do I fix Windows 10 search not opening? Run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter Select Start, then select Settings. In Windows Settings, select Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Under Find and fix other problems, select Search and Indexing. Run the troubleshooter, and select any problems that apply. Windows will try to detect and solve them.
    • DancesWithWolves
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      Well either I or the tech have already done this and several other things. He thinks it may be malware or a bad HDD. I was asking about how to handle my more difficult problem.
  • You should add this guy's name as a write-in candidate for the next election - he sounds like another Joe Biden.
  • Have him reload windows and set things back to the factory defaults.
  • Always pay by credit card so you will have some leverage against them.
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      How is this leverage against him?
  • There are unscrupulous companies that intentionally mess up your PC, especially if it's an outdated version. It is part of business to convince you to buy another PC so they can avoid the hassle of repairing yours.
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      I didn't know that.
  • take it to the Geek Squad and make your friend pay. otherwise see this as a teachable moment. always use professionals.
  • First talk to them and come to a reasonable solution. A refund of payment, replacement of computer, fix it, or get a lawyer involved depending on the store policy. But he should be able to reload win10. Your data wasn't damaged, was it? When was your last backup? It would also depend on if it was for business or professional use or just personal stuff.
  • if its a hardware fault how could he have caused it? if its software he can reinstall it no big deal. Personally I don't let people touch my devices. You need to fix them yourself its not that hard. If its a hardware fault throw it away and buy a new one.

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