Can't search from address bar.



JANET BRUMLEY
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Hi

Recently the search function using the address window has stopped working. I
get : "The page cannot be displayed" message on every search. All search
engines will function but none from the address bar.

I have checked tools /internet options /advanced and everything there seems
fine.

I have been "Hijacked" before and Hijack this has solved the problem but it
wont now.

any help? Thanks in advance

Ken

Jan Il
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Hi JANET :-)

First, check your system for hijack and malware by following the
instructions here:

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites:
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

If the problem continues, do the following:

Cannot search from Address Bar

Check the Registry to see if this file is there. Sometimes during removal of
hijackers or spyware, files in the Registry can get corrupted or removed as
well. If not, try adding this line to this part of the registry.
(watch for the wrap, it should be all on one line)

>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
>Explorer\URLSearchHooks]"{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}"=""

or.......

A Single Letter May Be Displayed in the Title Bar
When you run Windows Explorer or start Internet Explorer, the text in the
title bar may be displayed as a single letter (for example, an "M" or an
"E").
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=225123
or
http://www.free-web-browsers.com/support/remove-mysearch.shtml

and........

Restore default Search functions:

In order to restore you default Search functions, download and run the
program below. You will have to redo any customized features you may have
added afterward.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/RestoreSearch2.REG

or....................

Courtesy of Tony Klein, MS MVP:

This will restore the Windows defaults for a whole lot of Search related
registry entries.

CAUTION: BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST!

Close IE, copy the bold to Notepad, save as Search.reg (save as 'all files',
and doubleclick. Answer 'yes' when prompted to add the contents of
Search.reg to the Registry:

REGEDIT4 (Watch for the line wrap. Each one should be all on on line.)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
"SearchAssistant"="http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchasst.
htm"
"CustomizeSearch"="http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.
htm"
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=ies
earch"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl]
""="http://home.microsoft.com/access/autosearch.asp?p=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\main]
"Search Page"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch"
"Search Bar"="http://search.msn.com/spbasic.htm"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks]
"{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}"=""

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\DefaultPre
fix] @="http://"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\Prefixes]"
ftp"="ftp://"
"gopher"="gopher://"
"home"="http://"
"mosaic"="http://"
"www"="http://

or........

Restore Search:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/RestoreSearch2.REG
This will restore your default Search functionality. You will, however,
have to restore any custom setups you may have had before.

Download the fix - Reset Search:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/IEFIX.reg
This will restore your default Search functionality. However, if you had
any custom adjustments you have made will have to re-select them.

or.........

Repairs the corrupted or altered (spyware) HTTP prefixes
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/RepairDefaultPrefix.reg

Hope this helps :-)

Jan :)
MS MVP - IE/OE
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> Hi
>
> Recently the search function using the address window has stopped working.
> I
> get : "The page cannot be displayed" message on every search. All search
> engines will function but none from the address bar.
>
> I have checked tools /internet options /advanced and everything there
> seems
> fine.
>
> I have been "Hijacked" before and Hijack this has solved the problem but
> it
> wont now.
>
> any help? Thanks in advance
>
> Ken
>
>

Viktor Krammer
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Hello Janet,

If you can't resolve the problem you may also consider trying my new address
bar replacement Quero which enables you to search from the address bar in
the most popular search engines (Google, MSN, Yahoo, ...). I have also
integrated a pop-up and flash blocker.

http://www.quero.at/

Viktor


Can't search from address bar.