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Back on topic: Both working fine with all most recent Win Updates on XP SP3 for me, JB. GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #8 Raza0007 Registered Member Joined: Mar 30, 2009 Posts: 1,425 Location: USA Re: Wndows XP Search Function Stopped Working John, If the previous linked articles and solutions START -- > RUN --->regsvr32 wshom.ocxregsvr32 jscript.dllregsvr32 urlmon.dllafter this just restart and Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!11 Flag Permalink This was helpful (5) Collapse - Problem with Search Tool and radio buttons, in XP by Bob Rhmillerjr, Apr 15, 2007 #5 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/search-function-not-working-at-all-in-xp-222213/

How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp

It has been happening for some time, I am talking months so exactly pinpointing it will be tough, thanks for the option, Reinstalling Windows right now is not an option so Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - any luck yet? Select Search from the Start menu. Will let you know and again thank you for your input.

XenForo style by Pixel Exit ▲ ▼ Skip navigationDoIT Help Desk Knowledgebase Contact UsMyUWDoITDirectoryDoIT Help DeskTop DocumentsNewest DocumentsWork at the Help DeskDoIT TechStoreSearch term Select site/topicAll TopicsBusiness Systems Consolidated Billing System Panel 1 shows the panel that comes up when left clicking START. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK I use Windows XP Search Function : START>SEARCH very Teamviewer Many thanks John PS - my experience of these sudden events is that they are due to something simple, but I am floored on this one.

It has suddenly stopped working. It's almost as if teh executable for the function has disappeared. Asterisk can also be used to find all files with similar type. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/82093-45-search-option-working Comment by hero -- August 16, 2009 @ 18:41 | Reply Thanks , buddy it's working.

yer not using that CC for downstairs are ya? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. how about the /1/ and /2/... What is wrong is that somehow the function listed on the Start menu (panel 1) has lost it`s active connection.

My Computer Search Option Not Working

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). https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3387 Please let me know if you need me to check anything or supply more info. *crosses fingers* Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - In my case. How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp This isn't the first day I have had this issue. Windows Xp Search Companion No, create an account now.

Almost like a trojan attack that doesn't want to be found...Does that sound likely or familiar to anyone??thanks... http://tekconceptllc.com/windows-xp/search-function-in-windows-xp-not-working.php Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Jay by tomron / January 7, 2007 4:00 PM PST In reply to: Search function not working at all in XP Right click Both do nothing when clicked (at all, not even an hour glass or anything). You can also download and install windows search for XP and see if it corrects your problem. Windows Search 4.0 For Windows Xp

No further development will take place on these products and security updates are no longer issued. How not to lose confidence in front of supervisor? The SEARCH shown on the Start panel 1 in my post is NOT working. http://tekconceptllc.com/windows-xp/search-function-not-working-windows-xp.php The dog will be coughing and spluttering with cigar smoke and I`ll be admiring that new streamlined drag reducing walking frame the wife has bought me.

The Search function relies on an internal filter to find words; file types that don't have a defined filter won't be searched. Advertisement Rhmillerjr Thread Starter Joined: Nov 15, 2005 Messages: 8 For no apparent reason, the Search Function on my Dell Dimension 4300 Pentium 4 computer has stopped working in Windows Normal Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront?

Have`nt a clue why, I just had to crash it.

by alw75 / December 15, 2008 9:13 PM PST In reply to: still not working, a little confused. Comment by neeraj malpani -- September 22, 2009 @ 03:56 | Reply HI, THNKS FOR THE TIP, IT'S REALLY USEFUL, KI Comment by kiran ksk -- March 7, 2010 @ 12:46 When you go to right click on start>properties>start menu tab>customize>advance tab>in the start menu items box,scroll down to search,is it there.Tom Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - menu box When has the Tory party split over trade issues?

If it's considered irrelevant to ask to for details, I feel I must bow out. should they be deleted? It's almost as if teh executable for the function has disappeared. check over here there's also a /1/ and a /2/ and the value for the /1/ is different and also has 2 colons in front of it.

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #20 stapp Global Moderator Joined: Jan 12, 2006 Posts: 7,177 Location: England Right-click the start button and choose properties, then click on the 'customise' button opposite where more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed It just does not want to work in the other two places (the Start menu and the right clicking My Computer and hitting Search).

John Bull, Nov 5, 2010 #15 GlobalForce Regular Poster Joined: Jun 30, 2004 Posts: 3,581 Location: Garden State, USA Yes, we'll be nice. by nahcjason32 / December 7, 2006 6:34 AM PST In reply to: No clues there. That lager better be sumpthin good!