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How to restore my search function in my computer?


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#1 mycomputer11

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:29 AM

Hi to all bleeping computer members, Happy new year to all of you. I need some help about my computer. Any solution of my problem? My search function is missing, I dont know how does it happen. I need to search some files. Thanks in advance guys. Appreciate your help.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:34 AM

here is a quick question: Are you the administrator?

Also what version of windows are you using?

thanks

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:40 AM

powerjuice, thanks for the quick reply. No Im not the administrator, unfortunately he is on vacation.
Im using windows xp. Thanks again

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:58 PM

Ok as you are not the administrator, the actual administrator probably took away that function from your account. To restore that function you will have to contact your admin and ask him or her to restore it for you.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:33 PM

Thanks again powerjuice
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:32 AM

Thanks again powerjuice
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If the Admin doesn't want you to use the Windows search ask if you can install locate32.
It's a freeware file search database that mimics the Linux locate command. It's very cool. It works the same way from Win98 all the way through Vista.

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#7 mycomputer11

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:59 AM

Thanks for the reply MilesAhead, im sorry what is the locate32? Im not much good in computer.
I can use the search now just this morning, i go to my c drive and then i saw the search for files or folders on the upper left side. My only problem is i need it on my start menu. Thanks again buddy i appreciate it.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:34 PM

Have you verified that the Search function has been enabled to be visible on your Start menu?

Right-click on Start...select Properties, click Customize, select Advanced tab. Scroll down to Search...if no check mark, put one in, click OK.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:13 PM

hamluis

take a look at the pic he posted :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:23 PM

Powerjuce: It takes me a while :thumbsup:...I now see that he has no Search function to be enabled, thanks :flowers:.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:44 PM

Thanks again for all your replies buddies.
Any solution?
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:21 AM

Well...I don't think anyone can help you obtain rights/privileges...which your Admin may have denied you.

If I were the Admin, I would not like that.

If you had access before and it suddenly vanished...then I would have wonder why it vanished. Chief suspects would be malware and corruption, IMO...neither of which is easy to identify if this is the only symptom.

You could take a look in services. If the help service is started and on automatic, I really don't know what to tell you.

You could always (theoretically) run sfc /scannow or do a repair install, if you have the attendant rights/privileges to do such on that system and you have a MS XP install CD that is current with your system.

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

Or, you could try line 70 from http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and see if you have the right to use the fix.
Please post back if we found the solution

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:19 AM

hamluis, karbo 1, thanks for your reply, its a good site. But our admin block the site. I can open only in my home.
Thanks again buddies
Cheers




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