Search Option Missing

Jul 23, 2005

when you hit start, there is the options on the right side (run, search, my comp, control panel, etc), and I seem to have lost the Search thing. I click on it and nothing happens...I click again nothing happens. I reboot, click again nothing happens Yet if I go into My Computer, I can search there but I want to search where it says Search. XP Home SP2 and I have tried "Right click on your start button choose properties then start menu customize.then advanced. Scroll down under the network settings and make sure the box for "Search" has a checkmark in it. Uncheck it reboot and then checkmark it again"

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I use Windows XP SP2. Recently noticed that when I left-click on any of the icons of the Hard-disk drives and/or Devices with Removable Storage within 'My Computer', the 'Search' Option opens up by default instead of the 'Open' option, like in other folders. Likewise, when I right-click on the said icons, the 'Search' option is topmost & the 'Open' option has been relegated to second position. I would like the Search option to come first. Can't remember whether this was so from before or changed recently.
I have used Norton Partition Magic 8 recently to resize my partitions.

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