When you use Print, or Print Preview, or Find on the Edit menu, the dialog boxes do not open.
You cannot open a link in a new window.
You cannot use Start / Search to search for files.
When you open Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Component Services, you receive:
The server catalog version is not supported. The catalog is either newer or older than this application and a common version for communication does not exist.
A 3rd party registry Value Name is corrupted. It may have been corrupted some time ago, but recent activity has caused the problem to surface.
To fix this problem:
1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:
2. You should see a InprocServer32 Value Name in the right-hand pane that contains an unreadable string of alpha and extended characters.
4. Delete the InprocServer32 Value Name, NOT the InprocServer32 key.
5. Exit the Registry Editor.
NOTE: If the problem persists, restart your computer.