Lost ability to search - XP Pro SP1

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Thip, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Thip

    Thip Guest

    I've lost the ability to search on my computer and in Web pages, which can
    be very annoying when you're looking for specific text on a page. This
    happened once before and I ended up restoring it from an image, but I'd
    really rather not go through the hassle unless I have to. I did try a
    system restore but no luck. The computer doesn't do anything when I try to
    search--no error messages, just *no* action whatsoever. Any ideas? Thank
    Thip, Jan 16, 2004
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    Harrison Guest

    Others with this problem have found that it came about from running a
    utility like Webwasher or a registry "cleaner". Unfortunately, they
    had no luck until they restored from backup.
    You may want to give Avant a shot.
    it runs on the IE engine, but it still may fix the problem.

    Also, Mozilla has a new release out.
    Harrison, Jan 16, 2004
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  3. Thip

    Thip Guest

    Thanks for the response, Harrison. I was afraid I'd have to resort to
    restoring the image since System Restore didn't work. Ugh! I'm having a
    massive attack of the lazies today.
    Thip, Jan 16, 2004
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    Tim Guest

    You could try right clicking C:\WINDOWS\inf\srchasst.inf then
    clicking install.
    Tim, Jan 17, 2004
  5. Thip

    Thip Guest

    No luck, but thanks for trying.
    Thip, Jan 17, 2004
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