Lost search in start menu

  [DELETED] 14:07 23 Apr 2005

Im using windows XP and when I click on search in start menu,pc freezes temporarily and wont open.I dont want to system restore as just resolved a nasty pop up problem.Any ideas!!!!!!!!!

  [DELETED] 14:10 23 Apr 2005
  [DELETED] 14:56 23 Apr 2005

'fixwinxphelp.vbs - Repairs the damage done by Toni Arts EasyCleaner
'© Doug Knox - Modified 3/25/02 to account for XP over 2000 upgrades
'Based on information provided by Bill James (click here)

On Error Resume Next

'Declare variables
Dim WSHShell, MyBox, p, p1, p2, p3, p4, q1, q2, q3, q4, t
Dim jobfunc

'Set the Windows Script Host Shell and assign values to variables
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

p1 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\TypeLib\{FC7D9E00-3F9E-11D3-93C0-00C04F72DAF7}\1.0\0\win32\"
p2 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\TypeLib\{FC7D9E00-3F9E-11D3-93C0-00C04F72DAF7}\1.0\HELPDIR\"
p3 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\TypeLib\{FC7D9000-3F9E-11D3-93C0-00C04F72DAF7}\1.0\0\win32\"
p4 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\TypeLib\{FC7D9000-3F9E-11D3-93C0-00C04F72DAF7}\1.0\HELPDIR\"

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set q = fso.GetSpecialFolder(0)

q1 = q & "\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe\1"
q2 = q & "\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe\"
q3 = q & "\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe\2"
q4 = q & "\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe\"

'Describe the funtion of the script for a dialog box

jobfunc = "This VB Script has repaired the damage done"
jobfunc = jobfunc & vbCR & "when you ran EasyCleaner on your Windows® XP"
jobfunc = jobfunc & vbCR & "installation, by restoring the correct Registry"
jobfunc = jobfunc & vbCR & "values for Help and Support."

'This section writes the correct values to the Registry

WSHShell.RegWrite p1, q1
WSHShell.RegWrite p2, q2
WSHShell.RegWrite p3, q3
WSHShell.RegWrite p4, q4

WshShell.Run("helpctr -regserver")

Set Wshshell = Nothing

t = "Confirmation"
MyBox = MsgBox (jobfunc, 4096, t)

  [DELETED] 15:13 23 Apr 2005

Might have a corrupt file/registry entry somewhere. Maybe try running the system file checker by clicking on Start, Run and entering sfc /scannow
This will check to see if any files have changed and might well need a Windows XP CD to restore files.

  [DELETED] 15:54 23 Apr 2005

Tried that,appears ok!

  [DELETED] 16:58 23 Apr 2005

Did you run the .vbs file?

  [DELETED] 18:08 23 Apr 2005

when i clicked on your link,all that stuff above came up.I tried in another browser and the same happened.

Am I doomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  [DELETED] 18:11 23 Apr 2005

Are you using Firefox? I tried it in Firefox and got the same as you. Try in Internet Explorer - it appears as a normal download.

  [DELETED] 18:53 24 Apr 2005

You certainly know your stuff mate,however I think I had more than 1 issue to resolve.I decided to do a System Recovery.Am I correct in assuming that if i use anything from my backed up files then i could corrupt my laptop again.

  [DELETED] 18:59 24 Apr 2005

If you use System Restore you could restore to the corrupted registry settings, yes.

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