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I tried the fixes above and still have the problem. After installation is complete you can re-enable Online Armor. Style Flat_Awesome Contact Us Help Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd. The article includes the following recommendation: Method 2 To configure Windows XP to search all files no matter what the file type, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP and http://johnfladung.net/windows-xp/search-not-working-in-windows-explorer-xp.html

It just does not want to work in the other two places (the Start menu and the right clicking My Computer and hitting Search). 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 Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Search function not working at all in It is a panel I never use and the Search is shown in the Toolbar. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/search-function-not-working-at-all-in-xp-222213/

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EDIT: It appears online armor has at least blocked the installation of windows search 4. Connect with us facebook twitter CNET Reviews Top Categories CNET 100 Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Networking Phones Printers Smart Home Software Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech 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. On the Generation tab, click to select the Index files with unknown extensions check box, and then click OK.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - bump!! John Bukowski, via Ramesh - PCBanter. by King of Potatoes / January 7, 2007 8:42 AM PST In reply to: My last shot OK I tried uninstalling all the updates installed after the initial XP install. Search Option Not Working In Windows Xp GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #14 John Bull Registered Member Joined: Nov 22, 2009 Posts: 904 Location: London UK GlobalForce said: Those cmds won't cause any more than a "file not found"

XenForo style by Pixel Exit ▲ ▼ An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. 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 It has been happening for some time, I am talking months so exactly pinpointing it will be tough, thanks for the option, Reinstalling Windows right now is not an option so http://superuser.com/questions/518719/explorers-search-button-not-working Can you pinpoint when this occurred and whether any updates were installed beforehand?

What should I do about this security issue? Windows Search 4.0 For Windows Xp However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. adding constant to the variable in a Limsup What should I do after sending a file to print with a typo? 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.

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If it's considered irrelevant to ask to for details, I feel I must bow out. http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/97536-SEARCH-function-not-working-(Wndows-XP) I will try GF`s suggestion in his last post, but I cannot help thinking that there is nothing wrong with the Windows SEARCH function. How To Enable Search Option In Windows Xp Your cache administrator is webmaster. Search Function Not Working Windows Xp Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

You may need winxp installation disk. http://johnfladung.net/windows-xp/search-not-working-in-xp.html JAY Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - XP search window comes up blank for me also :( by King of Potatoes / December 19, 2006 11:55 AM PST In any Luck yet Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Search Option is not working........in Windows XP by g_raju_21 / April 27, 2009 4:57 PM PDT In reply to: still You can also download and install windows search for XP and see if it corrects your problem. Windows Xp Search Companion

For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. The value in /2/ is different still, but has no colons.Is that anything? Your blog: Url is not required, but it must be valid if specified. http://johnfladung.net/windows-xp/search-not-working-in-windows-xp-explorer.html Back to square one.

PSSST - I`ll be as balmy as a cricket tomorrow with Brandy and strong lager. I have checked all kinds of suggestions including REGEDIT proposals made on the net, but can find nothing wrong. I believe the wdssetup.exe blocked in the attachment is the installation program for windows search 4.

by King of Potatoes / January 8, 2007 4:12 AM PST In reply to: Jay >Right click on start menu>properties>start menu tab>customize>advance>is the search box checked?Did you mean right click on

Should I delete the colons? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - menu box by tomron / January 8, 2007 7:11 AM PST In reply to: menu box Click on the advanced tab,you should see Just tried to use it yet again and it is not working - click - nothing happens. Why not try using this function "sfc /scannow" and see if it corrects your problem.

by tesaito / January 7, 2007 2:23 AM PST In reply to: Update Jay,I fell in exactly similar situation as you. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? The Art of Word Shaping Do I need an Indie Studio Name? this content And yes my PC is completley up to date, SP2 most recent service pack , I have a firewall and IDS as well and run frequent checks for malware and spyware.

GlobalForce, Nov 5, 2010 #10 CloneRanger Registered Member Joined: Jan 4, 2006 Posts: 4,833 @ John Bull Noticed this in one of your screenies I know several people who had their I have searched many forums and have tried the fixes such as registry keys; running (regsvr32 C:\WINDOWS\srchasst\srchui.dll); running sfc /scannow; kellys-korner help pages; etc.. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. From my testing, it seems to work well, but I have seen some articles saying that even this doesn’t fix the issue.

I don`t know if it has always been there, but I want it back working on Panel 1. The SEARCH shown on my panel 2 IS working perfect. In any case online armor should not block a key windows function. These work well (or better) that windows explorer and offer some advanced features, but the explorer search option is pretty convenient for standard stuff.

Jump Menu Navigation Content Search So what are all these buttons for? there's also a /1/ and a /2/ and the value for the /1/ is different and also has 2 colons in front of it. Panel 1 Panel 2 comes up when right clicking START>Open. John John Bull, Nov 5, 2010 #19 GlobalForce Regular Poster Joined: Jun 30, 2004 Posts: 3,581 Location: Garden State, USA Sounds OK (and quite funny) ta'me.