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I tried installing the srchasst file too, no luck.When I hit the search button in Explorer it pauses for a good 8 seconds like it's trying to find something and can't. The only good thing is that I have the full-install cd of sp3 now. However, if you've installed SP1/SP2 or SP3 separately after installing Windows XP, you need to point to the "%windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386" folder when prompted.Search Companion is reinstalled now. GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #10 CloneRanger Registered Member Joined: Jan 4, 2006 Posts: 4,833 @ John Bull Noticed this in one of your screenies I know several people who had their his comment is here

Now does search work or not? It's almost as if teh executable for the function has disappeared. Watch QueueQueueWatch QueueQueue Remove allDisconnect The next video is startingstop Loading... The missing search option problem is solved.

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Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - menu box by tomron / January 8, 2007 7:11 AM PST In reply to: menu box Click on the advanced tab,you should see But the search gives the same error message. Uploaded on Feb 13, 2010How to fix windows XP search companion when it's displaying a blank window.

  1. Anyway, no dice on the suggestions.
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  3. So far nothing has worked and the only thing I have not yet tried was re-installing teh whole OS.
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I'm starting to wonder if explorer.exe is somewhat corrupted. If anyone can shed some light on this crazy situation, I would greatly appreciate it. Because if this keeps up, I will have to reinstall again and do a search before and after every change. Windows Search 4.0 For Windows Xp All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. My Computer Search Option Not Working Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thanx by smohi4u / November 29, 2011 7:51 PM PST In reply to: Search Option is not working........in Windows XP Your 3 line it worked well :) Renato April 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm Perfect! Couldn't sign you in, please try again.

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My Computer Search Option Not Working

If anyone is familiar with Kelly's corner, I've done just about anything people have posted on that, but I think my situation is different. In addition, Happy Birthday Terry! How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp After installation is complete you can re-enable Online Armor. Search Function Not Working Windows Xp 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)

K Smith January 8, 2011 at 8:52 pm Thank you very much! this content I would hate it all to be a Windows update matter. THANKS hwllykent April 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm Yep, worked like a charm you clever clever person you! Any idea how to get the search working again. Windows Xp Search Companion

Cannot use the index service as they will not index. Also try enabling the Indexing Service in Windows XP Open “Control Panel”, select “Administrator Tools”, and open Services applet. Raza0007, Nov 4, 2010 #3 John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK Re: Wndows XP Search Function Stopped Working Raza0007 said: First of all are weblink You'll need your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder. (This fix will require you to have your Win XP CD).phantazy Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse -

Can you pinpoint when this occurred and whether any updates were installed beforehand? Obviously beware of this damn bug, whatever it may be. Both do nothing when clicked (at all, not even an hour glass or anything).

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that also did not fix the problem... Just want to be polite and follow the rules.Hope I find an answer. It has been going on for quite some time. The taskbar also locks up and the only way to get the taskbar responding is to end process on explorer.exe and due a new task for it (manually).

It doesn't even start up, from either of the two spots I use it. OH WHAT A LOT OF FILES! View attachment 223187 Click to expand... http://powerglobaldesigns.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-search-bar-not-working.html JAY Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - My last shot by phantazy / December 7, 2006 8:59 AM PST In reply to: Still no good I have a vague