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Windows 7: Start Search broken, doesn't return search.

04 Jan 2011   #1
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Start Search broken, doesn't return search.

I'm not really sure how to explain this and this is my first post so I think I will just show you, yeah, that's probably the best way. The best way I see to explain it is instead of a list of the files and programs found in the start search showing up it just shows a few files like Documents.file, Programs.file, Files.file, or crap like that, when I click one of them it gives me a Windows Security Error message that I will put in a thumbnail like the search.. Please help? I need this searcher, everything else works fine but the start search. (SearchFail.zip is both images in a zip)




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04 Jan 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Please open an elevated command prompt using Start Orb > Programs > Accessories, and then right-click on Command Prompt, and then select Run as Administrator.

In the Command Prompt window, type

sfc /scannow

Let in run through, and then post the results here.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Jan 2011   #3
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Here is an image.


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04 Jan 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. Does your search still have the same issues?
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04 Jan 2011   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Also smells malicious, do a full scan with Malwarebytes
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04 Jan 2011   #6
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
OK. Does your search still have the same issues?
Yes it is still doing the exact same thing as shown in the first images, I will take the other advice now and do a full system scan with malwarebytes and install it first xD but I don't think it's malicious.. It's a small possibility but I have been doing a lot of organization to my computer and just created this new account. Have been transferring user files like pictures and documents to this new account as well.
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04 Jan 2011   #7
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmDash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
OK. Does your search still have the same issues?
Yes it is still doing the exact same thing as shown in the first images, I will take the other advice now and do a full system scan with malwarebytes and install it first xD but I don't think it's malicious.. It's a small possibility but I have been doing a lot of organization to my computer and just created this new account. Have been transferring user files like pictures and documents to this new account as well.
I've seen the second pic u posted to be related with malware, thats why I suggested that.
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04 Jan 2011   #8
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Please, I am begging for someone to help me, It seems simple but I can't put my finger on it, look at the image I first put up, It shows a file with the name of the category or directory it finds a relationship to the searched thing, Gimp is an image editing program so it is only natural that it would show up under the shown files categories, I hope you see what I mean, I just cannot find it what it is, oh and so far the scan is almost done and has found 2 infections but I still doubt that is what it is.. We will see though. If anyone else has any ideas let me know.
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04 Jan 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have you got Windows security enabled along with a third party program causing a conflict?
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04 Jan 2011   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Try rebuilding the search index:

Index - Rebuild

And make sure that the folders where your programs/documents reside is in the list.
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