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  1. mustandlady

    mustandlady Banned Thread Starter

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    when i go to start and look for search to look for a file the search is missing. it is replaced with a magnafying glass. can you please helpl.

    thanks
     
  2. devil_himself

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    umm .. is search missing from the start menu or the search window is blank ? can you show a screen shot ?
     
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    mustandlady Banned Thread Starter

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    when i go to start the search is missing
     
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    Right Click On Taskbar > Properties > Start Menu Tab > Click Customize > Advanced Tab > Under 'Start menu Items' Select "Search" > Click 'OK' Twice
     
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    i have done this and the only search that comes up is one with a magnafying glass and it wont let me look for files and folders. it takes me to intenet explorer.
     
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    Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command:

    %systemroot% \inf
    Click OK to open the INF folder.
    Locate the file Srchasst.inf .
    Right-click the file, and then click Install .
    This will reinstall the search companion.
     
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    its says file nls302en.lex on window xp edition cd rom is needed
     
  8. devil_himself

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    Go To Run > Type sfc /scannow And hit enter

    more info about sfc /scannow
    support.microsoft.com/kb/310747

    then follow post #6 again
     
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    mustandlady Banned Thread Starter

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    says the same thing
     
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    mustandlady Banned Thread Starter

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    first it said missing msgr3en.dll then i found it then it say the other.
     
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    make sure the following file exists in "%SystemRoot%\srchasst"

    msgr3en.dll
    nls302en.lex
    srchctls.dll
    srchui.dll


    If Doesn't Copy From Another XP Computer

    Also ..

    Start > Run > regsvr32 /i %SystemRoot%\srchasst\srchui.dll

    you should get a message like this
    DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in C:\WINDOWS\srchasst\srchui.dll succeeded.
     
  12. mustandlady

    mustandlady Banned Thread Starter

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    none of them are there.
     
  13. devil_himself

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    Do You Have Your XP Disc ? Or Can You You Copy These Files From Another Computer .. Copy The Entire "%SystemRoot%\srchasst" Folder
     
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    mustandlady Banned Thread Starter

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    ok it said succedded
     
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    mustandlady Banned Thread Starter

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    i dont have another computer but i have the xp disc
     
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