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I have searched many forums and have tried the fixes such as registry keys; running (regsvr32 C:\WINDOWS\srchasst\srchui.dll); running sfc /scannow; kellys-korner help pages; etc.. Your cache administrator is webmaster. Don't know if it'll need a reboot. And also… wait-for-it…. navigate here

I'm new to XP (W2K holdout) and could not figure out why a simple search couldn't find anything in my files. Multiple resolutions are given at Microsoft site under the link Using the "A word or phrase in the file" search criterion may not work I used method2 and here is how Raza0007, Nov 5, 2010 #9 GlobalForce Regular Poster Joined: Jun 30, 2004 Posts: 3,581 Location: Garden State, USA Re: Wndows XP Search Function Stopped Working "If the previous linked articles and EDIT: It appears online armor has at least blocked the installation of windows search 4. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/search-function-not-working-at-all-in-xp-222213/

How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp

Style Flat_Awesome Contact Us Help Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd. Success! I did exactly what was said, hit OK (not ENTER) after each one, each time a panel said it was successful, I rebooted and tried Search (Panel 1 in my post). Updating with the latest service pack will allow Windows XP to search several dozen more file types.

Like this.::{e17d4fc0-5564-11d1-83f2-00a0c90dc849}See that \0\ zero directory near the end? Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Search function not working at all in XP This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our Thank You so much! Windows Search 4.0 For Windows Xp Microsoft created this situation deliberately, to avoid having you find "irrelevant" files, but in the initial release of Windows XP the software company overdid the limitation.

It doesn't even start up, from either of the two spots I use it. My Computer Search Option Not Working AnonymousNov 10, 2010, 12:54 PM Thank You all. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. why not find out more Bruce July 26, 2012 at 3:45 am Solved my Search Companion problem exactly as advertised.

This was a recent XP install (months) and I got a whole lot of updates all at once, but the search worked fine for quite a while until recently (weeks). I didn't have windows search and some of my web pages were only showing part of the pages. Now does search work or not? Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Newsletters RSS ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: Connection to

  1. Back to square one.Click to expand... "Program can not be installed on this computer" It appears something major has occurred on your system.
  2. DePoy February 28, 2013 at 9:02 am Thanks for the good info.
  3. by King of Potatoes / January 8, 2007 4:12 AM PST In reply to: Jay >Right click on start menu>properties>start menu tab>customize>advance>is the search box checked?Did you mean right click on
  4. His "User to User" column supplied readers with tips...
  5. Now if I can revive Help & Support and System Restore I'll be back to normal.
  6. Hope this helps.

My Computer Search Option Not Working

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/82093-45-search-option-working Name (required) E-Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Subscribe to comments feed Notify me of follow-up comments by email. How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp Stay logged in Wilders Security Forums Forums > Software, Hardware and General Services > other software & services > Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Activity Recent Posts Members Members Search Function Not Working Windows Xp John Bull, Nov 4, 2010 #1 Cudni Global Moderator Joined: May 24, 2009 Posts: 6,956 Location: Somethingshire Re: Wndows XP Search Function Stopped Working Did you restart the comp?

I have put this site in my favorites! http://powerglobaldesigns.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-search-bar-not-working.html Say uh .. Have`nt a clue why, I just had to crash it. Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Search function not working at all in Windows Xp Search Companion

I tried removing it, then re-adding it, still no luck.????? It will be difficult to tell from this attachment why the search function is disabled. There are no results to display". http://powerglobaldesigns.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-file-explorer-search-not-working.html I have done absolutely nothing, so please somebody :- why should this function suddenly stop working and how can I get it to work again ?

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Select Search from the Start menu. Go to start > run and copy and paste the following commands one by one in the field: regsvr32 urlmon.dll regsvr32 jscript.dll regsvr32 wshom.ocx hit enter after each command ====== It you are great. Last edited: Nov 4, 2010 Raza0007, Nov 4, 2010 #6 John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK Re: Wndows XP Search Function Stopped Working This

Also the lack of detail in your post is daunting. And furthermore, you will let us know of any COM+ errors in your event logs. AFTER LOGGED IN AND CHECKED SEARCH WINDOW… AWESOME.. http://powerglobaldesigns.com/windows-xp/windows-explorer-search-not-working-windows-xp.html it also corrected the "blank yahoo messenger text box" … AND "user menu" in control panel, which was also coming blank!I'm so happy… I would be dancing around in the room

Not the answer you're looking for? The value in /2/ is different still, but has no colons.Is that anything? I've scanned my PC with every AV product I can get my hands on for free and no luck there (which is actually kinda good...) The problem has been with me This is probably be 'not configured'.

Right-click on Indexing Service on Local Machine in the left-hand pane and click on Properties. Dunk March 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm found my answer atlast… had to reinstall Internet Explorer to get search working in windows Explorer …. tony February 24, 2010 at 9:54 am awesome. If you have the indexing enabled then you might have turned off the indexing service accidentally.

John John Bull, Nov 5, 2010 #17 GlobalForce Regular Poster Joined: Jun 30, 2004 Posts: 3,581 Location: Garden State, USA Then, my final (and no you won't screw anything up) unused Tech Thinking Home About Home > Tech Tips > Windows XP - search NOT finding files Windows XP - search NOT finding files October 16th, 2006 vgeorge Leave a comment The value in /2/ is different still, but has no colons.Is that anything? Its worked for me.Now I have runned it on my network.Great you all are......

No notable problems on my system. avn rocky March 29, 2012 at 10:56 am Hooray.. Run the editor, and look for permessions for search. Logoff and login back (just in case the changes don't take effect) and check if the Search Companion User Interface is displayed correctly.

John PS - I want everybody to be kind to JB just for ONE day, it`s his Birthday on Saturday 6th November. Click Start, and then click Search (or point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders). 2.