Windows XP Search won't work at all.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:22 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:47 AM
Also, I do not think the search brings up those files because they're hidden? Try enabling hidden files/folders.
Open My Computer.
Select Tools > Folder Options from the dropdown tab on top.
Select the View tab on top.
Look for the category Hidden files and folders.
Choose the option 'Show hidden files and folders'.
I hope that helps.
Note: If you're looking for a virus in your computer, please read here for more instruction on how to clean up your computer.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:46 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:52 PM
Open Start > Run > regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoFind
Post the registry key's value here.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:58 PM
# Restart Windows in Safe Mode.
# Open My Computer by double-clicking on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
# Right click on the disk drive you want to check.
# On the drop down menu, left click Properties.
# Select the Tools tab.
# In the Error-Checking section, click the Check Now button.
# In the Check Disk Options section, tick the Automatically Fix File System Errors and the Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors check box.
I think that'll suffice. If it's not either problem, then it might be a spyware corrupting the registry keys. If this fix doesn't work, try scanning your computer for spyware.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:44 PM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:59 PM
Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:45 AM
Removed this is not an effective way to troubleshoot safemode issues
If it doesn't work, run a sfc /scannow.
Reformatting is a last resort
Edited by don77, 10 December 2007 - 08:29 PM.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 05:54 PM
Search still does not work. I cannot find ANYTHING on my computer! This is a minor crisis, really!
Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:58 PM
Usually following the above steps should suffice, but now in this circumstance, I think it has something to do with an infected file you're looking for.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:21 PM
I hope you didn't use the earlier instructions posted by Kelvin for the safemode issue doing so could cause a bigger issue if safeboot is not working properly using the method posted will cause the machine to go into a constant loop as it wont be able to get to safe mode so it will just keep looping.
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