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Please help...cannot use System restorem cannot right click on desktop


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My mistake, but the following order isn't essential for the file to work.

Hopefully we can do that after the reboot.
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Sorry Metalica I rebooted the computer and I am still unable to right click on the desktop.
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No need to be sorry. I'm sure you want it to work even more then I do. :whistling:

In the Control Panel go to Add/Remove Programs
SelectWindows Components on the left hand side.

Remove the checkmark for inedxing service and click next.
Leave the menu when it is done and follow the same route to re-install the indexing service. (Put the checkmark back)

Reboot and check if the Search is back in your Start Menu.

Let me know,
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Unfortunately Metalica the search command is still missing from the start menu.
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Before I dig too deep, let's try the obvious.

Right-click on the Start button
Click on Properties
Select the Start Menu tab
Press the Customize button
Select the Advanced tab
Scroll down through the Start menu items list
Check the box next to Search
Press OK twice

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I do not have the option to check the search box
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OK.

Click Start > Run and copy this command:
regedit /e C:\explorerpol.txt "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
click OK to execute.

If the key is not empty that will produce the file C:\explorerpol.txt
Find that file and post the content.

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sorry...it is impossbile for me to post the content of explorerpol.txt......mainly because the txt is so long. Everytime I try to paste the text it keeps freezing my computer.
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You did copy the entire command right?
(Two lines)

If so, can you try and attach the file?

There is a File Attachment window below the text window for your posts.

Click the Choose button and enter C:\explorerpol.txt
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when I copied the entire command under the Run menu, nothing would appear. I had to type in C:\explorerpol.txt for the script to appear.
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I entered the registry editor from the run command and followed the path that you had given me ....
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.....from there it read

Name Type Data
NoClose REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0)
NoDesktop REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0)
NoDriveTypeAutoRun REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0)
NoFind REG_DWORD 0x00000001(1)
NoLogOff REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0)
NoRun REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0)
NoSetFolders REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0)
NoSetTaskBar REG_DWORD 0x00000000(0)
NoViewContextMenu REG_DWORD 0x00000001(1)

maybe I have to change the values?

Edited by BReal59, 20 October 2006 - 06:54 AM.

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Yes, but can you please follow my instructions?
That will make it a lot easier for me.

If those settings are there they need to be changed and I can do that easily, but I would like to see that you have the old one as a backup first.

And the export for that can never ever be so big that it will not post.

These need to be set to 0 instead of 1

NoFind REG_DWORD 0x00000001(1)
NoViewContextMenu REG_DWORD 0x00000001(1)
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sorry I am confused...what should i do next?
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Click Start > Run and copy this command:
regedit /e C:\explorerpol.txt "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
click OK to execute.

If the key is not empty that will produce the file C:\explorerpol.txt
Find that file and post the content.


Post the content or attach the file. Whichever is easier for you, but make sure you run the proper command.
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:00000000
"NoClose"=dword:00000000
"NoLogOff"=dword:00000000
"NoDesktop"=dword:00000000
"NoFind"=dword:00000001
"NoRun"=dword:00000000
"NoSetFolders"=dword:00000000
"NoSetTaskBar"=dword:00000000
"NoViewContextMenu"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run]


ok i was able to open it sorry for the confusion
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