Search utility gone ...strange
Posted on 2002-07-11
Sort of a odd one here, at least it is the first time it has happened to me. While in the Win2K desktop, with no other applications running I attempt to do a file search. It doesn't matter what, I can't even get passed typing the first 2 letters of what I am looking for....voila...the entire desktop disappears briefly and refreshes to the original desktop, but without the search window. It has closed down and exitted. I have done all obvious tests such as virus, scandisk, regitry clean up (all by System Suite 4.0). So I remain miffed as to how to fix this? I would appreciate any help, and thanks ahead of time
** Just as mdman describes the problem is getting worse now I can't type anything into the Start > Run box, But my key board appears to be working ok so far. Haven't spilled my beer on it yet! But I do think that Chicko has hit it pretty close, so I will check out the MS site for the latest updates etc. I will get back to you guys with the verdict.
The run cmd of sfc /scannnow will not function at all, a breif flash then nothing further.