Search Function Doesn't Work

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by pbdb, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. pbdb

    pbdb Guest

    Sometimes when I click on start -> search, I am clearly asked what I want to
    search for. But other times, like now, clicking on start -> search results
    in the instructions "To start your search, follow the instructions in the
    left pane". In the "left pane" are options with "Other Places" at the top
    and 'Desktop', 'My Computer', 'My Documents', 'Shared Documents', 'My
    Network Places' below it. There is another sub-pane with "Details" at the
    top and 'Search Results' and 'System Folder' below that.

    So I can't use this at all. What's going on? How can I get a consistent
    search page?

    Mike
    pbdb, Oct 23, 2003
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  2. pbdb

    Harrison Guest

    My computer would be a good choice.

    On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 23:05:18 GMT, "pbdb" <>
    wrote:

    >Sometimes when I click on start -> search, I am clearly asked what I want to
    >search for. But other times, like now, clicking on start -> search results
    >in the instructions "To start your search, follow the instructions in the
    >left pane". In the "left pane" are options with "Other Places" at the top
    >and 'Desktop', 'My Computer', 'My Documents', 'Shared Documents', 'My
    >Network Places' below it. There is another sub-pane with "Details" at the
    >top and 'Search Results' and 'System Folder' below that.
    >
    >So I can't use this at all. What's going on? How can I get a consistent
    >search page?
    >
    >Mike
    >
    Harrison, Oct 23, 2003
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  3. pbdb

    pbdb Guest

    I attempted to try it. But now the only thing coming up is the picture with
    the dog in it. What's going on?

    Mike

    "Harrison" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:...
    > My computer would be a good choice.
    >
    > On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 23:05:18 GMT, "pbdb" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Sometimes when I click on start -> search, I am clearly asked what I want

    to
    > >search for. But other times, like now, clicking on start -> search

    results
    > >in the instructions "To start your search, follow the instructions in the
    > >left pane". In the "left pane" are options with "Other Places" at the

    top
    > >and 'Desktop', 'My Computer', 'My Documents', 'Shared Documents', 'My
    > >Network Places' below it. There is another sub-pane with "Details" at

    the
    > >top and 'Search Results' and 'System Folder' below that.
    > >
    > >So I can't use this at all. What's going on? How can I get a consistent
    > >search page?
    > >
    > >Mike
    > >

    >
    pbdb, Oct 23, 2003
    #3
  4. pbdb

    Harrison Guest

    Possible Workaround -
    From Windows Explorer, right click the drive you wish to search and
    choose "Search".
    Does that do any better?

    On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 00:24:31 GMT, "pbdb" <>
    wrote:

    >I attempted to try it. But now the only thing coming up is the picture with
    >the dog in it. What's going on?
    >
    >Mike
    >
    >"Harrison" <> wrote in message
    >news:eek:...
    >> My computer would be a good choice.
    >>
    >> On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 23:05:18 GMT, "pbdb" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Sometimes when I click on start -> search, I am clearly asked what I want

    >to
    >> >search for. But other times, like now, clicking on start -> search

    >results
    >> >in the instructions "To start your search, follow the instructions in the
    >> >left pane". In the "left pane" are options with "Other Places" at the

    >top
    >> >and 'Desktop', 'My Computer', 'My Documents', 'Shared Documents', 'My
    >> >Network Places' below it. There is another sub-pane with "Details" at

    >the
    >> >top and 'Search Results' and 'System Folder' below that.
    >> >
    >> >So I can't use this at all. What's going on? How can I get a consistent
    >> >search page?
    >> >
    >> >Mike
    >> >

    >>

    >
    Harrison, Oct 23, 2003
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