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Old 03-27-2008, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Out of the blue my search program won't work. It won't even open up. It would open up a couple of days ago but now nothing. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Which search program? Google desktop search? Microsoft Desktop search? Have you uninstalled and reinstalled?
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My search in windows. It won't open to view any files or folders.
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So the one you have on the Start Menu? Are you sure it is just not finding your results?
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not that it won't find my results, it won't even open. the program its self won't open. I hit the button and nothing. I have a search button on my laptop and it won't open it either.
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Try installing the latest version of Windows Desktop Search and see if that helps. Other than that have you installed or updated your laptop chipset drivers or other drivers? That button on your laptop would be controlled by software supplied by the manufacturer not Windows as they can not account for that key on every system So there has to be software from the manufacturer to do this for you.
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yeah that gave me a search but it's not the same one that quit working. It will work but I wonder why the other one just quit working out of the blue. Thanks a lot for your help.
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you might have spyware on your system

seems to be hooking into explorer

you have xp?
refer to this to run Windows File System Checker
Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)

start > run > SFC /SCANNOW

could be just corrupted dlls or system files....or more ominously...corrupted by spyware
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Dont you need the XP CD for the file checker?
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if there isn't an i386 folder stored somewhere, then I believe yes...for example

I just did that on this computer to check, which I put sp3 on and it asks me for the sp3 cd
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