I'm battling spyware removal at the moment (aurora) and somehow my win xp sp2 search function no longer works. i get an error "A File That Is Required to Run Search Companion Cannot Be Found" you may need to run setup I went to the microsoft website and downloaded the hotfix, however it doesn't work with sp2! anybody know how to fix this? I checked and i do have the srchasst folder in windows.
Windows XP Search can get slow if you have a lot of compressed files on your hard drive. Speed up your searches by disabling this. Open the Run command and type the following:
regsvr32 c:winnt\system32zipfldr.dll /u or regsvr32 c:windows\system32zipfldr.dll /u if installed in the windows directory To turn this feature back on: regsvr32 c:winnt\system32zipfldr.dll or regsvr32 c:windows\system32zipfldr.dll if installed in the windows directory
i dont know the actual technical term for this function. its when u type something in the search box, a box will show your previous search terms. its very annoying & i would like to get rid of this EXTRA function. i tried to look into the 'options', but couldnt find any selection that can disable this function.
Whenever I try to use the Start|Search|For Files or Folders function of Windows XP, I get the following Error message box stating, "A file required to run Search Companion cannot be found. You may need to run Setup". (1) Does anyone have any idea what caused this problem? (2) What file is missing? (3) Can I fix it without having to run Setup?
I've installed the same version of windows on both HD drives. Then I did format for one of the drives since there was a problem, but when I start my computer he asks me to choose which windows I wish to enter while one doesn't even exist, so any idea how I disable it?
I installed windows msger on a friends comp. and it automatically logs into my account on his comp when he boots up LOL. I am on my comp. and all of a sudden it will say "you have signed in on another comp." LOL. He removed windows msger in add/remove windows components, regedit/run, startup, and still comes up.
How can I disable the windows service that prompts me when an executable file is from any unknown publisher? The attached image is a screen shot of the security warning. I don't care about any of the associated risks with disabling this, I've already disabled the windows firewall and security center, I just find this pop-up quite aggravating and would like to know how to make it stop
I wrote this Guide on disabling System File Checker in Windows XP Professional. Sorry it's not in text form. You guys want it simple so anyone could do it, what could be simpler than looking at pictures (besides a program that will do it for you, which I've thought about...).http://www.overclockersclub.com/disablesystemfilechecker.shtmlContact: ProfessorXP@Yahoo.Com
I have Windows XP.My husband was on the computer and looking at something in google.When he was done and went back to our home page our windows search box was gone from our toolbar and in place of it at the top of the screen is a google search box which we don't like. I am computer illiterate when it comes to knowing what to do to get it back. This is the first time we have ever lost our search box.
I was clicking around, trying to reduce the security setting in Windows in order to download a needed .exe file. Can't remember what I did but now a dialogue box opens for every .exe file I try to use. This brought to my attention the regsvr32.exe file that looks like its not supposed to be in the system32 folder and could be malware. issues: turning off the dialogue box that opens everytime i open a program and identifying and deleting malware especially the regsvr32.exe.I notice the regsvr32 isn't listed as a running process in the HJT log - because I cancelled it in the dialogue box instead of allowing it to run. Which is a good thing. I'd like to return to normal and disable the open file dialoge box, but remove regsvr32 first so it doesn't run automatically.
I tried to search for some files, and it didnt find any. So, I opened a folder and there were quite a few that it should have found.I tried several times, and double checked the directory and search options, and nothing worked.So, i tried a simpler search, and it found nothing, when it should easily have.
I have windows XP professional SP2 - cannot use search file facility - comes up with error report to send to Microsoft - also now cannot use my camera software - error report comes up (have uninstalled and reinstalled but same error message to send to Microsoft)
I seem to have done something that has knocked out my Start Search (or was it start find) function. when I click on start search, I get a kind of disabled Internet Explorer box instead of the familiar search options with the usual buttons for location, file name, etc. This seems to have happened shortly after I got rid of the animated character and did a lot of other XP performance tweaks. I did turn the indexing service off but turned it back on and that did not help
Can I Delete contents of search file.I Did a file search and it came back with 58,519 files. Most files are system32, common files, diff. program file, Adobe, Symantec, Quicktime I386modem.cab? what the hell is that And TONS of preload files...and WINME files there are more than that but i think you get the point.
I've received a .brw file and don't know what to do with it. Is there a way windows can search and recommend a way of viewing files with unknown extensions? When I select the option to have microsoft find the extension on the web,it sends me to shell.microsoft.com and then says I am unauthorized to access this site.
whenever I start my laptop two windows search boxes open. This is irritating and it may be linked to the (more irritating) fact that in the right-click dropdown shortcut menu thing, the top option is 'search' instead of explore or open, so double clicking opens a search box, but I don't know. How do I change all that? I'd be really grateful for any pointers.
I had to put windows 2000 on my moms PC, which is part of a network, and now EVERY computer on the Network sees an "Internet Gateway". WHY???? The only computer that can see shared files is my moms with the windows 2000. theres 3 more computers all running windows xp. how do i fix this? File sharing is now available, but I myself believe the internet is being slowed down. THe Internet gateway that windows XP is picking up is reading 8.0 mbps. My connection has gotten as high as like almost 2, but it should not read that.
The windows Explorer search feature works well enough for most file searches except when looking for files on a disc. On those occasions, the In Folder results point not to the disc drive but to c:documents & settings[name]Local Settings Applications Data. In short, not to where the files are. To add insult to fubar, clicking on any folder in the list results in -- absolutely nothing because I am clicking on a phantom folder (duh). I know that if I scroll across to the right, miles outside the screen view, I'll finally see where the file in question actually resides -- major and unappreciated pain. Is there a config or reg edit somewhere that will allow me to set the In Folder to show the file where it actually is, referencing the disc drive, instead of the above c:. If not, at the very least, I think Microsoft should share some of what the Einstein was smoking the day he came up with this one.