My installation of Splunk (ver 3.4.6) is stalling out during any type of search; including just loading a default dashboard.
Is this the 2010 date issue catching up with me?
I have restarted the server and the splunk service several times.
There are various reasons why a search may not return, but typically they can stem from the following:
the search query does not span the right data or timerange
the data does not exist (it's surprising how often this happens)
there is a problem with the indexes in some way
If you have run wild card searches that span all time ranges for all indexes (including _internal) and receive no results, then I suspect you have a problem with the indexes. For this situation you should log a case with Splunk support.