IE doesn't open additional windows / Windows file search dialog doesn't open
Posted on 2003-02-19
I've searched this site, but have found no answer to my question so far. I'm using Windows 2000 Pro (SP3, IE6 SP1, all patches available via windows update installed) at home.
Related to that (At least I think so) is the problem, that the windows file search dialog does not open. When clicking Start -> Search -> Files & Folders... (Don't know the exact words as I'm using the german version) the mouse cursor shortly switches to busy, returns from that state and that's it. No dialog window to search. The same happens when I try to start the very same dialog via a third party file manager, so it seems not to be a problem of the menu but rather of the corresponding dll (?)
First I suspected IE6 to be broken, I tried to repair IE6 installation, but nothing changed. Same with re-installing ie6. Then I tried sfc /scannow, which didn't help either.
Now I'm stuck with that, to me it seems like reinstalling my complete os is my only option. But I've heard of a person who had at least the same problem with IE, but is unable to test whether the search dialog does not work right now. So maybe there is an easier way to my problem?
Thanks for reading this,
Timo 'tankana' Kolwe