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This is stupid!!!

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Dave, May 29, 2001.

  1. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    I go to do a search for a file in win me, I never get a result. I looked for a file that was in my root, and it didn't even seem to look for it. I'm going into winfile to do searches, anyone know of a solution to this bug?
     
  2. Aris

    Aris Master Guru

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    This is really wierd! Did you search some different files into other locations e.g. cdrom or something?<br>
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    When did you noticed that?
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    It hasn't worked sunce the install. It just didn't really tick me off till yesterday. Doesn't matter the search, but I didn't do a full file name search, including the association. I'll try that and let you know.
     
  4. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    Anyone got any clues? this is annoying.
     

  5. effenjee

    effenjee Master Guru

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    all i can think of is where the searching is actually taking place. make sure that 'my computer' is selected in the 'look in' field.
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    actually c: is selected but now I'll give anything a shot.
     
  7. Aris

    Aris Master Guru

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    Well the only thing that I can think of is that there must be someting wrong with the registry... Unfortunatelly I don't know how you can fix it but you can always use the good old dos way...<br>
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    dir [search filename] /s<br>
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    e.g. if you want to find a file named something.dll on HD c:<br>
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    c:\dir someth~1.dll /s<br>
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    or you can ofcource reinstall winme.
     
  8. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    Thats just it, I installed win me last week. The lack of online support from microsoft sucks too. Maybe I'll go after a refund, that usually gets some action.
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    Woo Haa! Half an hour on ICQ with Aris and I'm finding files, folders, stuff containing text. Just goes to show ya we got some smart people here. Wouldn't have taken soo long if I wasn't such a dummie. Just be a little persistent and you'll get there.
     
  10. effenjee

    effenjee Master Guru

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    So what was the problem?
     

  11. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    A registry entry was missing.
     
  12. effenjee

    effenjee Master Guru

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    That's odd. Didn't you say it was a fresh install of Windows? How do you suppose you ended up with a messed up registry?
     
  13. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    Good question, I don't know. I'm gonna leave it for a while. If it dissapears again I'll look into it.
     
  14. Stapner

    Stapner Guest

    IF IT DOES DISAPEAR AGAIN YOU COULD REINSTALL WINDOWS OVER ITS SELF <br>
    SO YOU FIX YOUR FILES AND KEEP THE FILES YOU ALREADY HAVE
     
  15. Southerns

    Southerns Guest

    The only thing about installing over another installations is that it does not always solve the problem as it keeps some of your system settings, namely ini and inf files. <IMG SRC="smileys/bounce.gif"> <br>
     

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