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    Windows 8 search and control panel crashed

    I have installed Windows 8 Release preview on my PC. However I have found some problem with this. When typing in something to search such as a keyboard character in Windows Metro View explorer.exe crashes and restarts itself. It does the same when I do a search in Windows Explorer. Also opening Control Panel also crashes Explorer. msconfig in command prompt does not work. Windows troubleshooter did not picking up anything. Can anyone help me by giving solution for this problem.

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    gauravgpt Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Windows 8 search and control panel crashed

    Hello friend...

    i think when you download the windows 8 it corrupted then you install it so it create error..

    first you download the windows 8 to Go to Microsoft's site and click "Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview." A small EXE file will be saved to your downloads folder.

    Download your ISO of choice from this link .a DVD burner and blank DVD disc.

    Once you run the installer, you've got an important decision to make. Will you format your drive, dual-boot from a new partition, or install Windows 8 as an upgrade over the existing OS.

    Then it can't be create a any error..

    I hope it help you!!

    All the best!!

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Windows 8 search and control panel crashed

    hi dear friend....... to over come this problem follow these

    1. click on the start menu and open the control panel or press windows logo+r and type in that control and press ENTER key from the key board

    2. then click on the system and security option

    3. then open the file history option

    4. after that click on the recovery which is located at the bottom of left side of the same window

    5. then choose the open system restore

    6. then click on the next .....after that follow the simple instruction to restore your crashed files or settings


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    raj_tiwary007 Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: Windows 8 search and control panel crashed


    Follow these steps to refresh the computer:
    a) Press Windows key + C on the keyboard to show the Charms bar (If you have a touch screen: Swipe your finger from the right edge of the screen).
    b) Click Settings.
    c) Click Change PC settings.
    d) Click General on the left column.
    e) Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, click Get started.
    f) Once you have read the Refresh your PC information, click Next.

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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Windows 8 search and control panel crashed


    From what you have encountered with your Windows 8 installed in you system i`ll rather suggest you a fresh installation of windows 8 with a fresh download.
    Possible reason behind your suffering is an incomplete or corrupted form of windows downloaded or somehow got corrupted during installation, according to me new installation should be easier than editing the existing installation. Decision is yours.

    Thank you.

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