from start menu search is missing

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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.

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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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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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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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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.
 
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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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