Search won't work



compTech
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
When I go to Start > Search in Windows XP Pro, nothing happens. If I open
Windows Explorer and right click on a folder and click search, nothing
happens. The only way that I can get to the search feature is by going to
Windows Explorer, clicking on a folder or drive and hitting the Search button
at the top. I don't know why. Can anyone help?

Galen
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
In news:2B57983B-2AF6-4A4A-8DA5-0596FB5B7398@microsoft.com,
compTech <compTech@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> When I go to Start > Search in Windows XP Pro, nothing happens. If I
> open Windows Explorer and right click on a folder and click search,
> nothing happens. The only way that I can get to the search feature is
> by going to Windows Explorer, clicking on a folder or drive and
> hitting the Search button at the top. I don't know why. Can anyone
> help?

Try this:

Restore Classic Search in Windows XP:
http://www.petri.co.il/restore_classic_search_in_windows_xp.htm

It takes away the search assistant but you can probably live with that. I'm
not sure what is wrong with your current problems but this worked for the
last person whom I helped that had this problem.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Geek4Christ
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Thanks for the reply. I tried that, but still have the same problem. I do
like the older search interface, though, so thanks. The Start button shortcut
to 'Search' still doesn't do anything. Any more ideas?

"Galen" wrote:

> In news:2B57983B-2AF6-4A4A-8DA5-0596FB5B7398@microsoft.com,
> compTech <compTech@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

......I deleted my original message.....

> Try this:
>
> Restore Classic Search in Windows XP:
> http://www.petri.co.il/restore_classic_search_in_windows_xp.htm
>
> It takes away the search assistant but you can probably live with that. I'm
> not sure what is wrong with your current problems but this worked for the
> last person whom I helped that had this problem.
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>
>
>

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
From Kelly http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder. Locate the srchasst.inf
file. Right click it and select Install. You'll need your XP CD or the files
from the I386 folder. (This fix will require you to have your Win XP CD).

The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your Explorer
Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders. You can also
click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open directly to the Inf
folder.



--
Peter

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"Geek4Christ" <Geek4Christ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AFA690FD-F754-4F66-B47D-14F0350A8EE3@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the reply. I tried that, but still have the same problem. I do
> like the older search interface, though, so thanks. The Start button
> shortcut
> to 'Search' still doesn't do anything. Any more ideas?
>
> "Galen" wrote:
>
>> In news:2B57983B-2AF6-4A4A-8DA5-0596FB5B7398@microsoft.com,
>> compTech <compTech@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>>
>> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> .....I deleted my original message.....
>
>> Try this:
>>
>> Restore Classic Search in Windows XP:
>> http://www.petri.co.il/restore_classic_search_in_windows_xp.htm
>>
>> It takes away the search assistant but you can probably live with that.
>> I'm
>> not sure what is wrong with your current problems but this worked for the
>> last person whom I helped that had this problem.
>>
>> Galen
>> --
>>
>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>
>> Sherlock Holmes
>>
>>
>>

Galen
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
In news:uz4Piy$WFHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Peter Foldes <maci252211@email.msn.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> From Kelly http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
>
> Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder. Locate the
> srchasst.inf file. Right click it and select Install. You'll need
> your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder. (This fix will require
> you to have your Win XP CD).
> The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your
> Explorer Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders.
> You can also click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open
> directly to the Inf folder.

And if that doesn't work what happens when you press the WinKey + F?

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Geek4Christ
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
The Win+F key doesn't do anything either. I installed the srchasst.inf file.
I logged off and on again. Still nothing. I will do a restart right now and
if it works after that, I'll let you know. Otherwise, it's still not working.
I appreciate all your guys' help with this.

"Galen" wrote:

> In news:uz4Piy$WFHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
> Peter Foldes <maci252211@email.msn.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > From Kelly http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
> >
> > Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder. Locate the
> > srchasst.inf file. Right click it and select Install. You'll need
> > your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder. (This fix will require
> > you to have your Win XP CD).
> > The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your
> > Explorer Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders.
> > You can also click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open
> > directly to the Inf folder.
>
> And if that doesn't work what happens when you press the WinKey + F?
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
compTech wrote:

> When I go to Start > Search in Windows XP Pro, nothing happens. If I open
> Windows Explorer and right click on a folder and click search, nothing
> happens. The only way that I can get to the search feature is by going to
> Windows Explorer, clicking on a folder or drive and hitting the Search button
> at the top. I don't know why. Can anyone help?

See http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
Why doesn't Search work?


--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Galen
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
In news:2ABE0102-A3D6-4E02-94C9-7C4F4ADE05F0@microsoft.com,
Geek4Christ <Geek4Christ@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> The Win+F key doesn't do anything either. I installed the
> srchasst.inf file. I logged off and on again. Still nothing. I will
> do a restart right now and if it works after that, I'll let you know.
> Otherwise, it's still not working. I appreciate all your guys' help
> with this.

There's another post with Kelly's solution listed (trust me on this, she's
usually right and probably has your solution there) but if there's some
chance that they don't work I think the search files are covered by system
file checker so you could start > run > type SFC /SCANNOW and hit enter,
insert the CD when asked, and go get some coffee.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


Search won't work