Solved

Win2k can not search files and folders.

Posted on 2003-10-22
6
137 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
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 

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

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
auto copy 8 614
Windows 8 in a W2K Domain 7 581
VMware converter for windows 2000 server SP4 4 5,969
Install Window 2012 Domain on 9 125
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 your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This is a video that shows how the OnPage alerts system integrates into ConnectWise, how a trigger is set, how a page is sent via the trigger, and how the SENT, DELIVERED, READ & REPLIED receipts get entered into the internal tab of the ConnectWise …

939 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

4 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now