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Search in Win XP with error message

by hardware5 / November 7, 2004 9:50 PM PST

I installed Win Xp with service pack 1. Previously, I had win 98 on my pent III 850, 256 meg ram. I made a clean installation, format and install.

When I try to activate the "search" for a filename with Win Xp, to search for a file on C: or D: or ...
I get an error message. The search just won't start.
A test for virus was negative.
Do I have to reinstall Win Xp or is it possible to install only the search function in Windows xp without losing the actual installation of softwares, data... ?

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Re: Search in Win XP with error message
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 7, 2004 10:20 PM PST

Try this on GOOGLE.COM

FIX XP SEARCH

It's a common issue which you might solve.

Bob

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Re: Search in Win XP with error message
by hardware5 / November 7, 2004 11:01 PM PST

I see, others had the same problem.
Thanks for your advice.

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