The Problem

I ran across an issue today with being unable to type in the Windows 10 Search Bar. This problem also caused password prompts associated with modern authentication to have the same issue forcing the user to be unable to authenticate to any Microsoft based service.

The Solution

  1. Run > Regedit
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  3. New > String Value

Value Name: ctfmon

Value Data: C:\Windows\System32\ctfmon.exe

  1. Restart

This issue is due to the Windows Task Scheduler not correctly starting the service on login.

Published On: August 12th, 2020 / Categories: Technology / Tags: , , /