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October 25, 2004 5:13:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

I just upgraded my Windows XP workstation to Service Pack 2. I have a
stragest thing happening. When I click on Start - Search, nothing happens.
No window opens. I see nothing indicating a problem in the Event Viewer.
However - when I open My Computer or IE6 and click on Search, the Search
window opens up. This is one of those annoying problems that I cannot seem
to find a fix for. ANyone ever seen this before? I really don't want to
rebuild this machine. Thanks.
Anonymous
October 26, 2004 1:17:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi

Please try the following:

"Why doesn't Search work?"
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Matt" <Matt @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:542D5924-CE5D-4C4A-83EE-3E43524A99B9@microsoft.com...
>I just upgraded my Windows XP workstation to Service Pack 2. I have a
> stragest thing happening. When I click on Start - Search, nothing
> happens.
> No window opens. I see nothing indicating a problem in the Event Viewer.
> However - when I open My Computer or IE6 and click on Search, the Search
> window opens up. This is one of those annoying problems that I cannot
> seem
> to find a fix for. ANyone ever seen this before? I really don't want to
> rebuild this machine. Thanks.
>
>
Anonymous
October 26, 2004 1:18:00 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Thanks for the quick reply. I tried the solution, but the same thing
happens. Start - Search does not work. Its very strange. If I right-click
on the Start Button and select Search, that does not work either. It only
works if I open My Computer or IE6.

Any other ideas?

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Please try the following:
>
> "Why doesn't Search work?"
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Matt" <Matt @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:542D5924-CE5D-4C4A-83EE-3E43524A99B9@microsoft.com...
> >I just upgraded my Windows XP workstation to Service Pack 2. I have a
> > stragest thing happening. When I click on Start - Search, nothing
> > happens.
> > No window opens. I see nothing indicating a problem in the Event Viewer.
> > However - when I open My Computer or IE6 and click on Search, the Search
> > window opens up. This is one of those annoying problems that I cannot
> > seem
> > to find a fix for. ANyone ever seen this before? I really don't want to
> > rebuild this machine. Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 26, 2004 1:18:00 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

That did not work. This is only happening on my workstation. Never seen
anything like this.

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Please try the following:
>
> "Why doesn't Search work?"
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Matt" <Matt @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:542D5924-CE5D-4C4A-83EE-3E43524A99B9@microsoft.com...
> >I just upgraded my Windows XP workstation to Service Pack 2. I have a
> > stragest thing happening. When I click on Start - Search, nothing
> > happens.
> > No window opens. I see nothing indicating a problem in the Event Viewer.
> > However - when I open My Computer or IE6 and click on Search, the Search
> > window opens up. This is one of those annoying problems that I cannot
> > seem
> > to find a fix for. ANyone ever seen this before? I really don't want to
> > rebuild this machine. Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>
>
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