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Windows XP search companion troubles


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Venomz

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Well recently I was able to rid my computer of some troublesome malware via combo fix and it has my computer running almost like new. However now that i am virus/trojan/malway/spyware free i would like to focus on one last issue. I am having some trouble with the Windows XP home edition SP2 search companion. The problem is that although i can open the search function, in no way is it possible to operate the search ability (A picture of what it looks like below).

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Anyway, I have tried the following run commands in an attempt to re-register the search companion: regsvr32 jscript.dll, regsvr32 jscript.dll, and regsvr32 /i C:\windows\srchasst\srchui.dll. I haven't had any success because the regsvr32 jscript.dll gives me a long error, which i have found out means i don't have permissions to do that. However, I am logged onto the admin account, as well as there are no other profiles, and i can't try to right click and run as admin. Another reason why this issue is a bit trouble some is that I bought my computer custom built online, I do not have a windows XP cd, if it really comes down to it I may be able to find one via "a friend of a friend", but if there is a way to fix this issue w/o the windows XP cd I would really appreciate the help. Thanks.

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You can try using Dial-A-Fix.

Download Dial-a-Fix from http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix

After, run it and select everything in the Registration Center, center 4.

Select everything from ActiveX controls/codecs to Object Linking Libraries (OLE) then click on GO.

Let it finish and then Reboot.

Do your problems still occur?

If so, please write back.
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Well I got a lot of errors, some about permissions and some about a possible corrupt regsvr32 jscript.dll, they said to find a replacement or contact them for more assistance. Thanks for the help; however, search companion still isn't working. Any other suggestions?
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One question, do you have an Administrative Account?

If so, please log into that one.

Next, I want you to do what you said before, regsvr32 jscript.dll

Also, do what I told you to do in the first post,

You can try using Dial-A-Fix.

Download Dial-a-Fix from http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix

After, run it and select everything in the Registration Center, center 4.

Select everything from ActiveX controls/codecs to Object Linking Libraries (OLE) then click on GO.

Let it finish and then Reboot.


Do your problems still occur?

If so, please write back.

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Try to borrow a XP CD of the same version as yours. Place the cd in the drive and click Start > Run. In the text file type sfc /scannow (note the space after the sfc) and press Enter. Let the process run to the end.

Edited by The Skeptic, 18 May 2008 - 12:09 PM.

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