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.