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

04 Jan 2011   #11
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Have you got Windows security enabled along with a third party program causing a conflict?
I have AVG Virus protection I just reinstalled with the update and I am not sure what Windows Security is other than firewall and defender, help me out?


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04 Jan 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmDash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Have you got Windows security enabled along with a third party program causing a conflict?
I have AVG Virus protection I just reinstalled with the update and I am not sure what Windows Security is other than firewall and defender, help me out?
I was mainly talking about potential conflict between MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). But I understand AVG v9 should turn off Windows Defender.
See this thread for a discussion.
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04 Jan 2011   #13
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Malwarebytes got rid of three things, restarted, still didnt work, getting upset, running an entire reindexing thingy, 108 thousand items so far.. going to class, be back later on tonight. Any more ideas please help. -.-
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04 Jan 2011   #14
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Ok the entire indexing thing didnt work either, i just got home, i am still begging for someone to help me out, this is only on this user account. please help so I dont have to create a whole new account and transfer user data to the new one AGAIN
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04 Jan 2011   #15
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Found this to work for some...

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1. End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

2. Start the Registry Editor

3. Look for the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

4. Rename the key so it looks like the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP

5. From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

6. Now try your search from the Start Menu again.

If the above process doesn't work for you, you can always put it back the way it was by reversing the process above.
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04 Jan 2011   #16
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
Found this to work for some...

Quote:

1. End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

2. Start the Registry Editor

3. Look for the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

4. Rename the key so it looks like the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP

5. From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

6. Now try your search from the Start Menu again.

If the above process doesn't work for you, you can always put it back the way it was by reversing the process above.
Didn't work.. Start menu search still failed and gave me the exact same things.
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05 Jan 2011   #17
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Can you post the Malwarebytes's log? It's under the logs tab. Post the latest one.
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05 Jan 2011   #18
EmDash

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Here


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File Type: txt mbam-log-2011-01-04 (16-02-06).txt (1.3 KB, 12 views)
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05 Jan 2011   #19
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Are these items checked?

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