Fix: “Search programs and files” box displays incorrect search results in Windows 7

If running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and you try to search for an item on the computer by using the Search programs and files box and the search results are not displayed correctly, then this article may interest you.

This is a system bug which when you try to search for an item on the computer by using the Search programs and files box. The search results are not displayed correctly. Only the category headings of the categorized search results are displayed, such as Programs, Control Panel, and Documents.

Additionally, if you click the displayed category headings, nothing happens. Even if you restart the computer, the issue persists.

To resolve this issue, download and run Hot Fix 296173

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