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whathim

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    Windows Files Search form not displaying properly
    « on: November 21, 2012, 12:23:45 PM »
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    Del Vostro 430 runing Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3, Comodo Firewall, AVG Free.

    Following a malware infection (now cured, see http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,134485.0/all.html) I have a strange problem with Windows Files Search.  These two images show the Windows Files Search launched from Start > Search > For Files and Folders, and from Windows Explorer > Search






    As shown, the search form at the left is not displaying properly.  Somehow it is scrunched up vertically so that only a tiny part of the actual form can be seen.  The scroll bar of the form still works and I can get to all parts of the form but to use it is like doing keyhole surgery.  Also, the link for the alternative Search Assistant (the ďcuteĒ puppy) is missing.

    What in the world could be causing this behaviour?  Any ideas are welcome.

    Keith

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    Re: Windows Files Search form not displaying properly
    « Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 06:11:53 PM »
    Do you have your XP CD ? ?
    If so...from a command prompt type in sfc /scannow and hit Enter...let it finish and re-boot...
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      Re: Windows Files Search form not displaying properly
      « Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 12:53:07 AM »
      Yes, I do have my XP CD and Iíve already done sfc /scannow as part of removing the malware (http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,134485.0/all.html).  Still, Iíve just tried it again, rebooted, and its made no difference.