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Anonymous
April 13, 2005 4:35:33 AM

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Ok here is my problem: Computer has Windows XP Home edition on it.
Basically when I go to search, nothing is there. There is the picture of
the dog but there are no options to about where to search or what to search
for, nothing, nada. Then, I can't get to Windows Update. It just gives me
a blank white screen and that is it. Also, when I try to go to download.com
to download Ad-Aware it says I have to buy it and there is no free download
yet when I go to download.com and use a different computer I get the free
download right there and then.



What could be causing this to happen? I've scanned with Spybot Search and
Destroy, Ad-Aware and Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program and they've all come
up with no spyware at all. Right now it is scanning with Avast anti-virus
overnight. I'm going to go in first thing in the morning and try to figure
out how I can fix this without having to reinstall the operating system.



Any clues?
April 13, 2005 2:43:50 PM

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

First thing you should do is get rid of that stupid, annoying dog.

Nocturnal wrote:

> Ok here is my problem: Computer has Windows XP Home edition on it.
> Basically when I go to search, nothing is there. There is the picture of
> the dog but there are no options to about where to search or what to search
> for, nothing, nada. Then, I can't get to Windows Update. It just gives me
> a blank white screen and that is it. Also, when I try to go to download.com
> to download Ad-Aware it says I have to buy it and there is no free download
> yet when I go to download.com and use a different computer I get the free
> download right there and then.
>
> What could be causing this to happen? I've scanned with Spybot Search and
> Destroy, Ad-Aware and Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program and they've all come
> up with no spyware at all. Right now it is scanning with Avast anti-virus
> overnight. I'm going to go in first thing in the morning and try to figure
> out how I can fix this without having to reinstall the operating system.
>
> Any clues?
April 13, 2005 2:43:51 PM

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

You have that option. Under Search preferences you can delete the animation.

"Mikey" wrote:

> First thing you should do is get rid of that stupid, annoying dog.
>
> Nocturnal wrote:
>
> > Ok here is my problem: Computer has Windows XP Home edition on it.
> > Basically when I go to search, nothing is there. There is the picture of
> > the dog but there are no options to about where to search or what to search
> > for, nothing, nada. Then, I can't get to Windows Update. It just gives me
> > a blank white screen and that is it. Also, when I try to go to download.com
> > to download Ad-Aware it says I have to buy it and there is no free download
> > yet when I go to download.com and use a different computer I get the free
> > download right there and then.
> >
> > What could be causing this to happen? I've scanned with Spybot Search and
> > Destroy, Ad-Aware and Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program and they've all come
> > up with no spyware at all. Right now it is scanning with Avast anti-virus
> > overnight. I'm going to go in first thing in the morning and try to figure
> > out how I can fix this without having to reinstall the operating system.
> >
> > Any clues?
>
>
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 3:52:32 PM

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

Hi

Please try the following link to Kelly's web site:

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

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Will Denny
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"Nocturnal" <nocturnal@anonymous.com> wrote in message
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> Ok here is my problem: Computer has Windows XP Home edition on it.
> Basically when I go to search, nothing is there. There is the picture of
> the dog but there are no options to about where to search or what to
> search for, nothing, nada. Then, I can't get to Windows Update. It just
> gives me a blank white screen and that is it. Also, when I try to go to
> download.com to download Ad-Aware it says I have to buy it and there is no
> free download yet when I go to download.com and use a different computer I
> get the free download right there and then.
>
>
>
> What could be causing this to happen? I've scanned with Spybot Search and
> Destroy, Ad-Aware and Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program and they've all
> come up with no spyware at all. Right now it is scanning with Avast
> anti-virus overnight. I'm going to go in first thing in the morning and
> try to figure out how I can fix this without having to reinstall the
> operating system.
>
>
>
> Any clues?
>
>
>
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