Solved

Win2k can not search files and folders.

Posted on 2003-10-22
6
140 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi all!  I’m new to this so I guess I’ll just jump right in.  I’m sure you guys will let me know if I’m posting wrongly.

I am running win2k on a PIII.  I recently backed up all system and registry files using windows backup wizard.  Later I used a 3rd party uninstall program to remove a program, which, after rebooting put me in a safe mode like VGA screen.  I imagine the program removed needed drivers.

I ran restore wizard and most things are fixed.   However, now when I try to do a search using start | search | files and folders, nothing happens.  I ran emergency repair from windows bootable cd with fast repair but still no search ability (search | internet works).

I do not wish to install windows over top.
Any suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:CaffeineAddict
6 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9600886
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:simpsonehh
ID: 9602356
the virus msblast.exe will produce that result.
just verify that the critical patches are installed and your antivirus is up to date
Also the registry string "windowsupdate=msblast.exe" in deleted
open start > run > regedit
search for msblast.exe (delete the string if found)

Do you have any problems opening word or excel - messages about ole?
0
 

Author Comment

by:CaffeineAddict
ID: 9602672
Thanks guys for replying.
 
Sunray, I haven’t yet tried one possible solution from that link (sfc –system file checker).  However, I can not even get to the part where you actually put the name of a file to search.  As soon as I click the “files and folder” part, it does nothing.  Almost like a popup blocker is stopping it from opening (not the case)

Simpsonehh, I do realize that the msblaster virus does cause issues similar to this but I’ve been patched awhile ago.  And, the back up date is with the patch also.  Thanks.
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 

Author Comment

by:CaffeineAddict
ID: 9606374
I have now tried the "sfc /scannow" command but it keeps telling me that
I have the wrong cd in the drive???  I followed Microsoft’s directions and change the policy under (mmc qpedit... ect) still says wrong disk in drive.  I don't know if this way is going to work.  What's the point of backing up system files and the registry with the backup wizard if it doesn't back up all system files?

I will increase the points by 125

Still looking for help
0
 

Author Comment

by:CaffeineAddict
ID: 9616528
Increase points ..
anyone?  Reinstalled sp4 with no luck... restored to a further backup date... no luck

0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
spelly88 earned 500 total points
ID: 9636204
It could be your explorer.exe file is corrupted...  Try overwriting it with one from another win2000 machine if you can get one...
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
If you are looking at this article, you have most likely been hit by some version of ransomware and are trying to find out if there is anything you can do, or what way you should react - READ ON!
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question