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Windows 7: Lost abilty to use typed instruction in start box

19 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 64 bit

Does anyone have any idea whats up with my system..please I uploaded the picture of problem error details..

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19 Jan 2011   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Did you try a System Restore? System Restore

If the problem started say three days ago. Then pick a restore point 4-6 days ago.

When this window below comes up put a check mark in "Show other restore points" that gives you more options to pick from.

No guarantee but easy and worth a shot if you haven't tried it.
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20 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 64 bit

Yep tried system effect..thanks for the suggestion..
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21 Jan 2011   #14
James Colbert


Hi artinusa,

I think I asked you in another thread if the index was showing as either running or completed, but can't recall your response:

Lost abilty to use typed instruction in start box-index-complete.jpg

That out of the way, the 'Internet Security' error...I'm not sure why internet security would be an issue for a local search. Are you running a 3rd party Internet Security program (i.e., Norton, etc)?


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21 Jan 2011   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi artinusa
Thought i would have a look at this one. Try this thread and in particular look at Post#17:
Search box in start menu does not work
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21 Jan 2011   #16

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)

When you click on "Show Details" in that first pic what does it say? Do you use a firewall that monitors the local actions of programs? It looks like something is being blocked that way.
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22 Jan 2011   #17

Windows 7 64 bit
Inability to search via start

My last resort was to use a 250gb image of my system made a few months ago..but in frustration and by chance I found an old registry backup from ERUNT for the 30th Dec 2010..I thought oh well all or I restored it via ERUNT and by gum all was well..I had all facilities that I had before including VBS reset to read scripts. So it looks like it was a registry error for sure..or maybe more than one?

I want to thank you all for scratching your heads for me..I appreciate your time and effort..and professionalism
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22 Jan 2011   #18
James Colbert


Good job in sticking with it, artinusa, and thanks for reporting back! I'm curious to know what caused your issues, but some things we may never know.

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11 Oct 2012   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This fixed mine (not my good word just passing it on)

In the left side of the window right-click GroupBy and click Modify
Change the value to System.StartMenu.Group and click OK, then close the registry editor
Reboot your computer for this change to take effect
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