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Search not working in XP!

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May 13, 2005 5:54:18 PM

Hi,

I have Windows XP and now when I try the Search option (whether that'd be right-clicking on start and then "Search..." or the "Search" icon in the Start menu or right clicking on a drive letter and clicking on "Search...", explorer hangs for a few seconds but no search box pops up!!! Where'd my Search go?

Please help!

Thanks.

IronHell

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May 13, 2005 11:44:30 PM

Well, I just tried a search and everything worked fine.

Hmmm!

Well, have you had any viruses lately that could have corrupted your OS? Have you been deleting files that you should not have. What about a registry cleaner program? Been one of them. If all else fails then wipe everything clean and reinstall.
May 14, 2005 1:36:34 AM

I can't help much, but I have a similar problem.

My HTPC is running XP SP2, and it loses the Search fuction also. Well, sort of.

When the problem happens, I can't get Search by clicking Start/Search. If I try, I get a message that says "Windows can't place a shorcut here. Would you like to place it on the Desktop instead?"

Same thing happens if I click Start/Run.

Also, the hotkey Windows-F does not bring up the Search window, as it normally will do. Nothing happens at all.

But, Windows-R does bring up the Run window.

I can get the Search window by right-clicking on My Computer, and selecting Search.

Rebooting clears all that up, though.

Weird.


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