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#1 cjsears

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 03:45 PM

When I click the "Search" button in xp file explorer nothing happens. I just re-installed the system and re-installed most of my programs; and don't want to run a repair install if I can help it

Windows XP home SP2(build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519:service pack 2)
Athlon 64 3000+
512 pc3200 ddr

I'd love to give some more details, but it's really that simple...no error message, no strange behavior, it's just straight broke :thumbsup: . I've searched all over the place for a fix, but have yet to hear about this problem; let alone how to fix it.

Thanks; from the great white north.

Edited by cjsears, 03 February 2006 - 03:47 PM.


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#2 *Desdinova*

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:31 PM

Hi cjsears :thumbsup:


Perhaps this will help:

* Go to kellys-korner
* entry #15, at the right you see " Disable Search Assistant - Undo",
* download the file from the "undo" link (noasstundo.vbs )and save it to your desktop
* after download, double-click the .vbs file
* restart the computer

Does this solve the problem?


Good luck! :flowers:

#3 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:33 PM

One idea is to try this:

Start > Run > type " sfc /scannow " (without the quotes)

You might need your original XP disk that came with the computer. What will happen now will take a half hour or possibly longer as Windows will replace any missing or defective Windows files. When completed, remove the disk, reboot, and see if things improve.

In theory this will not affect your data or settings on your computer, but I would recommend backing up your data first anyway. Backups are never a bad idea.

If you run into problems with sfc /scannow, then you might look HERE for an answer first. Or ask back here and we can help!
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#4 cjsears

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:20 PM

I've tried the undo from kelly's corner, and now it worked!!!!

Thanks again for well directed assistance from bleeping computer!

:thumbsup:

But scannow is an excellent thing to suggest....I'd never heard of it~! I'll have another weapon next time in in trouble!

Edited by cjsears, 04 February 2006 - 07:33 PM.


#5 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:10 AM

cjsears, I am glad you found a fix. I actually figured the kellys-corner fix would work, but posted an alternative idea not only for your sake, but for others who might search out this thread for an answer in the future. Take care :thumbsup: Glad to help!
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