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I can still use the Search function from inside a folder window (such as My Documents), but whenever I click the Search button in the Start Menu, nothing happens.

I've tried simple things like Right-Click>Properties>Start Menu>Customize>uncheck Search>Apply>OK, then repeating the process and re-checking the Search box, but no luck.

I did find that I the NoFind REG_BINARY did not exist in My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. I added it and set it to 00 00 00 00, but it didn't really seem to do anything...I hope that's not the problem....

Anyway, help?
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There are actually two registry keys involved....
Try couple of links:
http://billjr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!...mp;sa=209540539
http://www.computerh...49.new.html#new
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None of the options on either of those link have resolved the issue, unfortunately...
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Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista, most likely, you won't need it).
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista case).
If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
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