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If you don't find a subkey named PersistentHandler, create one. If you have the indexing enabled then you might have turned off the indexing service accidentally. The i386 folder is usually located at the root of the drive (e.g. It is this factor that prevents me from tampering too much with the actual SEARCH function, going on the fact that if ONE works, the OTHER should. http://ict4m.org/windows-xp/windows-xp-search-function-not-working.php

Click Start, Run. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - King of Potatoes by tomron / January 8, 2007 6:09 AM PST In reply to: still not working, a little confused. Click OK when done and you'll return to the Indexing Options window to see your new location listed. You can still use your PC during the rebuild, but you won't have full access to Windows Search until the rebuild is complete.

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safe search option: delete Registry.pol Can't find your answer ? Select Search from the Start menu. Not all damage can be repaired at costs the owners will endure or tolerate. Thanks againJAY Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Search function not working at all in XP The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.

  1. Under the Troubleshooting section of the Advanced Options window, find and click the Rebuild button.
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  6. Once the Windows Search index has been rebuilt, try searching for your files again.

avn rocky March 29, 2012 at 10:56 am Hooray.. SJ August 24, 2010 at 8:32 am Thank you so much. The Biggest Software Flops of All Time The Eerie World of Abandoned Arcade Games TV Shows to Watch if You Love 'Stranger Things' »See More About Connect Ziff Davis Sites Subscribe Windows Search 4.0 For Windows Xp So today we must wiegh if a reinstall is the right answer.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - NO clues??

Could u tell me the solution for accessing the user accounts. Are you sure you are not infected with a virus? Comment by Muzammal -- October 25, 2008 @ 04:13 | Reply Done it but still not working :'{ Comment by Abd -- March 20, 2009 @ 11:44 | Reply Your Search Like this.::{e17d4fc0-5564-11d1-83f2-00a0c90dc849}See that \0\ zero directory near the end?

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 sferrell615 while this might do the same thing as above (re-indexing) it doesn't solve the problem of being able to search a 2nd drive (e.g. Raza0007, Nov 5, 2010 #9 GlobalForce Regular Poster Joined: Jun 30, 2004 Posts: 3,581 Location: Garden State, USA Re: Wndows XP Search Function Stopped Working "If the previous linked articles and blog comments powered by Disqus //Most Popular Articles 7 Things Not to Buy Before Black Friday Hands On With Snapchat Spectacles 9 Shows to Watch if You Love Westworld How Stoners

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Now that most of us firewall off such it's too possible that we can break this. AFTER LOGGED IN AND CHECKED SEARCH WINDOW… AWESOME.. How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp JAY Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - My last shot by phantazy / December 7, 2006 8:59 AM PST In reply to: Still no good I have a vague Search Function Not Working Windows Xp should they be deleted?

SHOW ME NOW © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. weblink By default, Windows Search will index certain common locations on your drive, such as the User folder, Outlook Messages, and Internet Explorer browsing history. I would hate it all to be a Windows update matter. Daniel could you solve it?? Windows Xp Search Companion

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I'll bow out. More» See More + Comments Login or Register Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. by alw75 / December 15, 2008 9:13 PM PST In reply to: still not working, a little confused. http://ict4m.org/windows-xp/windows-search-function-not-working-xp.php However, even when running the wizard from an administrative account, it ends up with status "Not fixed" and seems unwilling to do so.

GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #20 stapp Global Moderator Joined: Jan 12, 2006 Posts: 7,182 Location: England Right-click the start button and choose properties, then click on the 'customise' button opposite where The value in /2/ is different still, but has no colons.Is that anything? It fixed the problem right away - no issues!

It's almost as if teh executable for the function has disappeared.

Both do nothing when clicked (at all, not even an hour glass or anything). It might help especially if you used the comp for some length of time Cudni, Nov 4, 2010 #2 Raza0007 Registered Member Joined: Mar 30, 2009 Posts: 1,425 Location: USA You are like my mini-God today! :D :D :D I tried the first 2 commands and my windows search worked like a charm! Run the editor, and look for permessions for search.

andrianto September 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm this is the best…SOLVE my Probem on Win Xp Sp3..grreat thanks jeevitha July 2, 2011 at 11:31 am OMG .. Back on topic: Both working fine with all most recent Win Updates on XP SP3 for me, JB. Search option working properly Naresh Comment by Naresh Kumar -- October 26, 2012 @ 07:00 | Reply RSS feed for comments on this post. his comment is here jyot March 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!

Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - any luck yet? Should I report it? It has suddenly stopped working. File explorer search not working Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the

Ask ! Thanks a lot D Young September 8, 2012 at 5:12 am Great job worked like a charm!! No excuse for going AWOL. Execute the following commands:regsvr32 /i %windir%\srchasst\srchui.dllregsvr32 %windir%\system32\jscript.dllYou should see the message DllRegisterServer in succeeded.

My lager is 9.0 % abv - 500 ml tin, a UK Scottish brew named Tennent`s. However, if you've installed SP1/SP2 or SP3 separately after installing Windows XP, you need to point to the "%windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386" folder when prompted.Search Companion is reinstalled now. stapp, Nov 5, 2010 #21 John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK stapp said: Right-click the start button and choose properties, then click on the The Search function highlighted is the one I have used forever with just a click.

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. Related Resources Search option in xp not working Why is my search option not working? The first is by clicking the Start Menu, and clicking Search; the second is by right clicking My Computer and clicking Search. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - search problems fix by hotrod54 / January 23, 2007 6:22 PM PST In reply to: King of Potatoes get a copy if tweakui I have`nt a clue how or what to do about it. I can open up an Explorer window and click the Search on the menu bar and bring up the program in that window.