Also the lack of detail in your post is daunting. WOW… THANKS YOU.. I wish all fixes were so quick and easy.This fix solved my problem: Fixing Windows XP Search Companion User Interface Vera August 7, 2010 at 3:36 am you helped me dodge Run the editor, and look for permessions for search. http://tekconceptllc.com/windows-xp/search-win-xp-not-working.php
It worked! But ... Is there a class like Optional but for non-optionals? Scroll down to Change Indexing Service Settings (Advanced) and click on it (you don't have to turn on indexing). https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/search-function-not-working-at-all-in-xp-222213/
Contents Edit the Registry Safely Find Missing Shared Folders Protect Sensitive Files Turn Off the "Low Disk Space" Warning Prevent Password Expiration Fix Corrupted Desktop Icons Stop Blocking Attachments Control Internet Last edited: Nov 5, 2010 GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #18 John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK GlobalForce said: Then, my final (and no you Skip to content WinhelponlineTroubleshooting Windows®, Tips & Tech Reviews Search Menu Windows 10Windows 8Windows 7Microsoft EdgeMore…Windows VistaWindows XPInternet ExplorerGeneralSearchFix Windows XP Search Companion Displaying a Blank Window Have you come across I did notice however that a program cleaner validator.exe --> updater.exe keeps trying to run on your system.
Logoff and login back (just in case the changes don't take effect) and check if the Search Companion User Interface is displayed correctly. Back to square one. More» Quick Heal Internet Security 17 Quick Heal Internet Security 17 includes such unusual features as silent ransomware protection and a... Windows Search 4.0 For Windows Xp This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.
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But ... The missing search option problem is solved. The suggestion was to download Agent Ransack at http://www.mythicsoft.com/aqentransa..l.?page=download and to use Agent Ransack until the problem with the Windows XP Search Function could be solved. Only your suggestion worked… *teary eyed* thanks.
If the Mods see this note, I`ll be slammed for being "Off Topic". find more 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. How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp Did the Gang of Four really thoroughly explore "Pattern Space"? Search Function Not Working Windows Xp But, then, maybe the restoration of the working of my Widnows XP Search Function is a result of by having rebooted my computer two or three times over several says after
Note that the above fixes don't help resolve search index related issues.Share this article on: FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppGoogle+BufferLinkedInPin ItAbout the authorRamesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies, and has a vast experience in this content Hehe, definitely good, but definitely NOT a lager. On the tab that says Generation, check the box that says Index files with unknown extensions. Coworker throwing cigarettes out of a car, I criticized it and now HR is involved My boss asks me to stop writing small functions and do everything in the same loop Windows Xp Search Companion
It fixed the problem right away - no issues! Have`nt a clue why, I just had to crash it. asked 3 years ago viewed 1085 times active 3 years ago Blog How We Make Money at Stack Overflow: 2016 Edition Stack Overflow Podcast #94 - We Don't Care If Bret weblink Right click it and select Install.
If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. try enabling this option, restarting, then disabling and see if that works –user13267 Dec 13 '12 at 12:06 you gave me an idea where to look, so i'm gonna Can you see anything on my OA Keylogger blockages that may have caused trouble :- Last edited: Nov 4, 2010 John Bull, Nov 4, 2010 #4 Raza0007 Registered Member Joined:
I tried the fixes above and still have the problem. No, create an account now. Nothing happened. I believe the wdssetup.exe blocked in the attachment is the installation program for windows search 4.
Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 5:56 AM PST In reply to: Search function not working at all in XP http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/04/11/winxp_search_assistant_silently_downloads/ notes a few other files as well as it mickysoft Col. Microsoft advises that all users try to upgrade to a more recent version of windows, so that their computer is not at risk. check over here My operating system is Windows XP Professional.
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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. 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 When I try to search for a file the Explorer window on the left where the folders go, and where the search parameters used to show up, just goes blank - should they be deleted?
And just for humor sake I ran Hijackthis and checked my firewall settings and ran a virus scan after checking for new virus definitions. 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. There used to be a program called Reroute XP Search, which could be used to change the search link from the Windows XP search engine to the third party installation, however