Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Windows Search dialog box is blank!

This is one quirky problem where the Search window is blank and only the "little dog" is visible! It can be seen in the screenshot below (sorry for the low image quality).



This can happen due to various reasons. Some of the fixes that can be tried are:-
1 Microsoft KB – Several dialog boxes are blank: This Knowledge Base article gives some information about this problem and also the resolution. This is worth a try.

2 Installing Windows Script files: JScript, VBScript and other Script Runtime files are used by this Search window (and other windows), hence a missing/corrupted Script file could cause the problem. The Script files can be downloaded here.

3 Reinstall Search Assistant: Go to Start > Run and type %windir%\inf and press Enter key. This should open the Inf folder. Here look for a file named srchasst.inf. Right-click on this file and click Install, you may require Windows installation CD.

16 Comments:

Blogger Paulo Rob'z said...

The first tip was really helpful. I was appealing to dos prompt's dir /s *file* lmao!

Thanks for sharing the info! Great work!

1:27 PM  
Blogger ghia said...

thanks for the tips. safe my life.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. The first tip nailed it!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first tip was a success.


thanks

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first tip really helpfull

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Method 1 in Tip 1 perfect. Didn't notice the space in the file name at first so almost caused myself some unnecessary work. :-) Thank you!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Stormfrog said...

HI!

Im actually a Windows Server 2003 sysadmin that for weeks has had troubles with a broken server management console.

another error was the same as listed here, broken search window. Your solution fixed my broken console and now our server that has been sitting dead for weeks is usefull again =)

THANKS! =)

3:32 PM  
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11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first tip is really worth.thanks

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First tip worked... Thanks

2:43 AM  
Blogger kundan said...

i was getting a blank search window with the naughty dog for a couple of weeks from now.
the first tip worked for me.

5:44 PM  
Blogger kundan said...

thanks a lot for the suggestion.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! The first tip was perfect. In 2 seconds I fixed a problem that had us stumped for a week!

8:21 PM  
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2:43 PM  
Anonymous oem software legal said...

Now all became clear to me, I thank for the necessary information.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous kylexy said...

remedy works like a miracle

6:48 PM  

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