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zimlet "comcast_search" error.

When first loading the email page, has anybody ever see a critcal error box that states "An error occurred while initializing the zimlet "comcast_search".

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Member Since: ‎06-03-2009
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I too experienced the zimlet critical error and was unable to add attachments to amy of my emails.  Called comcast and they talked me through a very simple solution that solved the problem immediately.  Go to Control Panel, select Internet Options, select the Advance Tab, then select Reset button at the bottom to reset Internet Explorer.  Problem solved (at least for me).  Good luck!

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Member Since: ‎11-22-2006
Posts: 3

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Thanks. worked for me too

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Member Since: ‎10-22-2011
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

And that also works for me!  THANKS

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Member Since: ‎04-21-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Thank you so much.  I was about to take it to the Geek Squad.  This was an easy solution. 

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Member Since: ‎01-14-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Thanks!  This worked for me also.  It saved me a drive to the Computer Wizard we use.  I....feel so...GEEKY! LOL

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Member Since: ‎11-01-2011
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Yes I get these messages all the time?? wonder what they meqan? I'm a little tired of getting them anyway.

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Member Since: ‎08-19-2003
Posts: 238

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Well you can google the message and then just read above posts and hopefully fix it so you won get them all the time.

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Member Since: ‎04-30-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I keep receiving this 'error' message' also, what the heck is going on? :smileyhappy: I can't seem to add photos to emails anymore! I might switch from comcast, this is driving me nuts!

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Member Since: ‎08-19-2003
Posts: 238

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

OK Did you read any of the posts above yours? Did you call Comcast? Did you supply any info as sugested to give an idea so someone might help? Just guessing but NO NO and oh ya NO.. There are answers to your problem in the postings and some actually work very  without tearing down your system..J/K about tearing it down. Help has been provided by CC and many others. Good luck wth the reading and let us know how is goes...

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Contributor
Member Since: ‎07-19-2007
Posts: 7

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

try to reinstall  "internet explorer"  for your windows. I had the same problem. I reinstalled intenet explorer. It resolved the problem.

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Member Since: ‎01-14-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

yes I am getting rid of comcast

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Member Since: ‎08-19-2003
Posts: 238

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Like the commercial says they understand you have to get out there... Good luck on your quest.

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Member Since: ‎02-24-2007
Posts: 1

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Go to control panel and look for "I want this" APP. program or update and uninstall.

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Member Since: ‎06-05-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Thank you for the info. It fixed mine as well!!

 

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Contributor
Member Since: ‎06-07-2012
Posts: 5

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I cannot find "I want this" on the control panel

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Member Since: ‎07-31-2007
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

yes i have, everytime i open my e-mail, have sent error report everytime to.

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Contributor
Member Since: ‎06-07-2012
Posts: 5

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I have followed every direction in this forum and still cannot open any emails delivered to my inbox. is there another solution? any input is appreciated.

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Member Since: ‎06-25-2007
Posts: 8

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Check my post of 6/25/2007 I have posted the solution to your problem.  You need to go to internet options, clear all temp files, cookies and history, then go to the advanced tab and reset your browser, this corrects your problem with emails

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Member Since: ‎07-31-2007
Posts: 2

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

do that every time i'm on line and i'm stii getting the error messsage.

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Contributor
Member Since: ‎06-07-2012
Posts: 5

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

same thing here. i'm convinced that xfinity is not capable of, or does not want to, working with ie9.

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Member Since: ‎06-11-2012
Posts: 1

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Yes it is a pain to get this error. No matter what I get this annoying message. Anybody know how to get rid of it?

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Member Since: ‎07-15-2011
Posts: 20

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

GO TO  THE CONTROL PANEL , INTERNET OPTIONS , ADVANCE TAB AND RESET AND IT WORKED FOR ME  NO MORE ERROR MESSAGE WHEN TRYING TO JUST OPEN MY EMAILS ......THIS IS THE FIT PER COMCAST TECH SUPPORT .....WHEN I CALLED THEM FOR HELP

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Member Since: ‎06-07-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Froggy-did you restart your machine after the fix? I believe that you will continue to receive the error message until such a time that Xfinity becomes compatible with IE9.

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Member Since: ‎07-15-2011
Posts: 20

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

nittany1968,  

 

Nope didnt have to restart computer but i haven't had any problems since i did what i descibe from above I haven't had that error message showing back up.     Plus I have been running IE9 since it came out and just resently started getting that error message within the last 2 to 3 weeks  and I have been running IE9 with comcast for over a year ,   so I really don't think it is a compatible with IE 9 issue

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Member Since: ‎08-13-2007
Posts: 2

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

cannot tell you what  a relief it was to find this, try it & it worked>>>>thanks

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Member Since: ‎07-10-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I, too, am getting the same error message and want to know of anyone who might be able to provide an answer.

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Member Since: ‎07-10-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Could this be part of the warning issued of what was to have happened Monday that would destroy many computers?

Posted by
Email Expert
Member Since: ‎05-21-2006
Posts: 29,124

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

This issue with the zimlet search error has been going on for a number of months already. I don't see how it could be related.



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Member Since: ‎02-07-2011
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

just switch to firefox and it works fine.

Posted by
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Member Since: ‎07-29-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

zimlet "comcast search"  needs fix

Posted by
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Member Since: ‎05-21-2006
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.


donpeter wrote:

zimlet "comcast search"  needs fix



Have you tried:

Clearing your browser cache?

Resetting your browser back to the default settings?

Try another browser?

 

Comcast is aware of this issue, but no permanent fix yet.



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Member Since: ‎04-22-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

This happens everytime I access my email - the "attach file" will not let me browse for files to attach

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Member Since: ‎12-23-2008
Posts: 362

Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

There appears to be some conflict between IE add-ons and the zimlets.

 

For example the Add-on publisher "Amazing Apps / 215 Apps" Add-on Name "I Want This" will cause the error if the add-on is enabled.

 

I would recommend that you disable all add-ons in IE (Tools -> Manage Ad-ons, select each add-on and click disable), then RESTART IE to see if the error goes away.  If the error does go away then you can then do the following to determine which add-on is causing the problem.

 

1) enable one of the previously disabled add-ons (Tools -> Manage Ad-ons, select an add-on and click enable)

2) restart the browser

3) re-open the browser and goto comcast.net email to see if you get the error again

repeat steps 1-3 until you get the error again

once you get the error you will know that the last add-on enable was the one that caused the problem.

 

Please let us know if this helps.

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Member Since: ‎09-04-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Having the same issue.  Ever since the zimlet "comcast_search" error started, I can no longer attach files to email. 

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.


Bigfrost wrote:

Having the same issue.  Ever since the zimlet "comcast_search" error started, I can no longer attach files to email. 


Did you read the suggsestions made by Aorapal and did you try them?

 

Also try this:

Go to Control Panel, select Internet Options, select the Advance Tab, then select Reset button at the bottom to reset Internet Explorer. 



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Member Since: ‎09-04-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I did do what Aeropal suggested and that didn't work; however, resetting explorer did the trick.  My attachment feature is now working and the error message is gone.  Thank you.

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

You are very welcome!  Glad it worked for you! :smileygrin:

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

This worked for me too. Thanks

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I am getting the same message. I cannot use attachments for e-mails but can open & read my mail. Comcast is no help at all. rebooted, refreshed, cleared cookies.....no help.

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.


zxs wrote:

I am getting the same message. I cannot use attachments for e-mails but can open & read my mail. Comcast is no help at all. rebooted, refreshed, cleared cookies.....no help.


Did you reset your browser to the default settings under the Advanced tab in your browser?



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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

a big THANK YOU!

 

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Sorry, but I've tried it 3 times.  Did absolutely nothing.

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.


deany2012 wrote:

Sorry, but I've tried it 3 times.  Did absolutely nothing.


Check your Private messages.  I replied to your PM.

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Member Since: ‎11-16-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I have been receiving that Zimlet mesg for the last few days everytime I go to my mailbox

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Member Since: ‎06-04-2009
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

yes, I did reset the Advanced tab to default......three times, and nothing happened.  I am still not able to put attachments onto my email, and I am still receiving the Zimlet error every time I log onto and look at my email. The only thing I can think of is that I have a virus in my computer, because so many people are answering that resetting helped them.

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Try the suggestions  made in Message # 133.

H ave you tried a different browser to test?

If you are concerned that y,ou picked up a virus, did you run a full virus scan of your PC?



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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

I too have contacted Comcast for the exact error.  They ran me through some "click this, click that", and after 15 minutes (of multiple pauses by the rep!), nothing was fixed.  Comcast says "I will call you back"........just like you out there,  NO PHONE CALL. Imagine that!  Comcast sucks, but unfortunately, there really isn't any other cable company to choose from (if you don't want satellite).  Well, at least I feel comfort in I have others out there to feel my "whoa's".  Thanks!

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Baric, nice of you to take your time and try to help us out here.  To answer your question, "Yes, the zimlet error does pop up every time I check my email".  As a matter of fact, it asks you if you want a report.  When you click 'yes', nothing happens.  My email is fine, except I cannot add attachments of any kind.  When I click onto the 'attachment' tab, nothing happens.  I, too, have cleared, clicked, restarted, retried and did every single response I've seen on this whole topic, but yet, nothing has worked.  Maybe I should call Comcast back. . . . . I have nothing to do for the next hour or so!  LOL

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Member Since: ‎11-21-2012
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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Outstanding.  2 calls to comcast and both times they didn't know or claimed they didn't know what the problem was.  This fix worked perfectly.  Thank you "zimletfree".  You Rock!

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Re: zimlet "comcast_search" error.

Just want to thank you. It worked for me also. Thanks again.

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