Search Button on XP not working

  tenbyboy 11:18 03 Jan 04

Can anyone help,i can`t use my search button ,everytime i click on it the computer freezes up .I recently installed SPYSWEEPER and SPYBOT which found and removed a lot of spyware (like having a hijacked homepage)from the PC,i know it`s a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has gone but it`s annoying that i can`t use the search button,hope somebody can help.

  LastChip 11:28 03 Jan 04

Reload XP, and it will recognise you already have XP installed. It will then ask you what you want it to do.

Select the Repair option and let it run. No guarantee's, but it may cure your problem.

  spikeychris 11:35 03 Jan 04

Option 1. Depending on your version of TweakUI, run it, go to the Desktop
settings and put the check mark back in Search Results.

Option 2. If you don't have TweakUI installed, or this option isn't
available in your version, copy and paste the following lines into a Notepad
file and save the file with an REG extension. Make sure to add a blank line
at the end of the file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Search Results Folder"

Locate the file you just saved and double click it. Answer yes to the
import prompt.

Option 3: If manually editing the Registry is not to your liking, visit the
web site at click here and visit the Windows XP section. In Tweaks
and Fixes, follow the link for Fix Windows XP Search (error) and follow the

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