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Search not working in start menu or context menu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by keukie, Oct 12, 2004.

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  1. keukie

    keukie Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2004
    Hello All,

    When I click on the search button in the start menu of WinXp,
    or when I use the search item in the context menu, it doesn't work.

    Nothing happens and I have to wait about 30 seconds
    before regaining control over the computer
    (the start button remains in the dark state, and nothing reacts,
    except the task manager)

    Searching does work if I use the Search button in Windows Explorer.
    It also works in safe mode.

    Reinstalling the search assistant does not help.

    I also checked my computer with adaware, spybot and some AV-programs,
    but that doesn't help either.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks and Have a Great Day,

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