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Search Companion (Windows XP)


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ThunderOcean

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When I run Search Companion, it repeats continuously. In other words, having completed a Search and reported what it has found, it runs again even though the Search Button has not been pressed again.
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try this...
1. Log on to the computer by using an account with administrator permissions.
2. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%\inf, and then click OK.
3. Locate the Srchasst.inf file.
4. Right-click the Srchasst.inf file, and then click Install. This reinstalls the files that Search Companion uses.

NOTE: You may need your Windows XP CD-ROM to finish installing Search Companion. This issue may occur again if you have Search Companion open when you connect to your ISP.
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Thank you for the information. I have not replied before because I have been considering what to do as my System was purchased from PC World and I do not have Windows XP Installation Disks.

If I do try and re-install Search Companion without the Installation Disks, what will happen if the process asks for them. Will I be able to cancel it without affecting anything or will I have gone from bad to worse with a partially installed/uninstalled Search Companion?

Incidentally, I would be grateful if you would expand on your final sentence. Am I right in assuming that my ISP has corrupted Search Companion in some way? How? Why?
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If I do try and re-install Search Companion without the Installation Disks, what will happen if the process asks for them. Will I be able to cancel it without affecting anything

yep...it will not get worse...nothing will happen...

Am I right in assuming that my ISP has corrupted Search Companion in some way? How? Why?

no..
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I also have a similar problem, but instead, I don't know how my search companion changed. Every time I want to open a file I have to go through a series of steps. Also a little dog appears on the bottom asking me what I would like to search. It is pretty annoying that I have to go through all these steps with the little dog. I remember before how easy it was to just click on a file and it would direct me right away to what I was am trying to get at. Please I need help with fixing this.
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