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    Start Menu Search Problem

    When I type something into the serach field in the Start Menu, I used to get the program I was after (or close matches)

    Now I just get a blank icon saying "Programs"

    Any idea's. I had just gotten used to not pressing "Winkey + R" for the run box and now I am having to go back

    Thanks
    Mike

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    Fixed it

    1. End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

    2. Start the Registry Editor

    3. Look for the following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

    4. Rename the key so it looks like the following:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP

    5. From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

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