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"run" And "search" Won't Open In Start Menu

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#1 magogami


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:41 AM

If I click the run or search button in the start menu they won't open, and I have tried rebooting. If I switch the start menu to classic mode rather than the default mode, the run box opens. Also, if I am in the default mode (not the classic one) and I push the windows button and "R" the run box opens. I have also tried disabling the run box in the start menu by removing it and adding it again but it still doesn't open when you click it in the start menu (unless it's in the classic mode like I said before). Any ideas?

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:36 PM

Try the fixes at Kelly's Korner.

Restore the Run Command - #57 on the right.
Search is Missing from the Start Menu - #70 on the left.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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#3 magogami

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:09 PM

It didn't fix the problem. And I didn't try it for the search one because it's not that there isn't a search button in the start menu, it's there, it just won't open once clicked.

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