SOLVED! Search Results Aren’t Quite Ready Yet

“Search results aren’t quite ready yet, but we’re working on getting them together” is a common error among Windows 10 users. This error means that the system is experiencing an issue and asks you to try later. However, if you will get this error multiple times while using the search bar, you should check out this article. Down below, you will learn how to get rid of the error message and get your “Search” to work normally again.

“Search Results Aren’t Quite Ready Yet…” Error: Troubleshooting

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“Search results aren’t quite ready yet…” error might happen after making system/software changes or after upgrading to Windows 10. Below are methods tested to resolve this error.

Run Search And Indexing Troubleshooter

If you are unsure what to do, try running the troubleshooter first. This will detect and identify the cause of this error. In some cases, it might also fix the error and enhance your system’s performance. First, try running the Search and Indexing troubleshooter before running the Windows apps troubleshooter.

  • Step 1: Press the Windows logo on the keyboard. Type “Troubleshooter”. From the results, select the topmost. Select “View all” on the menu on the left side panel of your PC screen.
  • Step 2: Select “Search and Indexing”, then “Advanced”. Check “Apply repairs automatically” from the options. After that, follow the instructions you will be undertaken through and wait as troubleshooting finds errors.
  • Step 3: Check the troubleshooting windows to see if it found any missing system files, folders, or components.

Sometimes the search and indexing troubleshooter might not fully solve the issue. You can try manually to fix the problem using the steps below.

  • Step 1: Ensure you have some folders such as “en-US” with files in it or a folder related to the language you use in the “Indexed/Settings”. If it is empty, get the files from a different account or computer.
  • Step 2: Right-click the “Indexed” folder. From the options, click “Properties>Advanced”. After that, look for “Allow files in this folder to have indexed in addition to file properties”. Then select apply and exit.

NOTE: If it is already checked, uncheck and apply. Then recheck and apply.

Run Windows App Troubleshooter

If troubleshooting search and indexing fail to resolve the issue, try running the Windows app troubleshooter. Below is how to run Windows apps troubleshooter.


  • Step 1: Log in to your Microsoft account on your PC.
  • Step 2: Ensure Windows has the latest update. Select the option “Check for updates now”. Then choose “check for updates”. Select “Install now” in case you find any updates. Ensure that the app is compatible and works well with Windows 10.
  • Step 3: Update Microsoft Store by pressing Start on your keyboard. Select “Microsoft Store”. Click “See more>Downloads and Updates” then “Get updates”. In case you have any updates for Microsoft Store, it will start to install automatically.
  • Step 4. Run the troubleshooter. Press the Start key. On the screen, select “Settings>Update and Security>Troubleshoot”.  From the list, Select “Windows Store apps” and then “Run the troubleshooter”.

Run DISM Scan And SFC scan

SFC scan will allow you to scan for corrupted system files and restore them. For instance, Windows Resource Protection (WRP) is one of the crucial files in the Windows system. If the file misses or gets corrupted, Windows may crash, or some functions fail to work.

On the other hand, a DISM scan is essential before running the SFC scan. This scan can also help fix some errors resulting from Windows corruption. Here is how you can run the DISM scan and SFC scan.


  • Step 1: Open an elevated command prompt. You can do it by first running the inbox Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool before running the System File Checker.
  • Step 2: Type the following command. “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth”. Press Enter. Take note that the command operation may take several minutes to be completed.

Note: If your Windows Update client is broken, DISM might be unable to use Windows Update to offer files needed for fixing corruptions. This might force you to use a different repair source like a running Windows installation. You might also need to use a Windows side-by-side folder that you can get from a network share as the source of the files. Besides, you can also find Windows side-by-side folder from removable media like the Windows DVD as the source of the files.

In this case run the following command: “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess”

SFC Scan

  • Step 1: Right-click the start charm. On the options on the screen, select “Command Prompt(Admin). On the command prompt screen, type this command: “sfc /scannow”. Press Enter.
  •  Step 2: Give the sfc /scannow command time to scan all the PC’s protected files. It will also replace any files found to be corrupted with a cached copy from the %WinDir%\System32\dllcache compressed folder. Remember to keep this Command Prompt window running until the verification is 100 percent complete. You can check the results after the process is finished.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Can Windows corruption errors affect installations of Windows updates and service packs?

Yes. For instance, if a system file is damaged, it will be impossible to install a system file. You can use an SFC scan to find and replace the file or replace it manually.

Can changing the display language mess up the Search bar?

Some Windows 10 users have reported getting the error after changing the display language from the USA to British English. In this case, Cortana search might still work. If you started receiving an error after changing the language, you might have corrupted or incompatible updates in your system. Fortunately, you can still rely on the DISM scan and SFC scan to fix the error.

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