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:help: My "Search Companions" are AWOL


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TonyTTurner

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I'm not sure What happened, but, I can't get the little "Search Companions" (i.e. Dog, Cat, etc.) to Run on my screen. Let alone, ANY ability to "Search" my PC. ;)
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When I Click on the "Magnifying Glass" button, I get an Error! Message that says: ["A file that is required to run Search Companion cannot be found. You may need to run Setup."]
Can someone assist me?
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- Oh, and my MSN Video Alerts won't work either, even though I've tried to Install it again and again.
I'm :tazz: about this.
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Paiting Watiently,
Tony
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try this: http://desktop.msn.com/
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`Greetings, Starjax,
Thank You for the info on the Desktop Searchbar.
I have installed it, But, when I double-clik on the Magnifying glass in the Desk Taskbar, I keep getting this message:
MSN Search Toolbar is unable to load its Config File.
If you have recently upgraded to a newer version of the MSN Searh Toolbar and have not restarted your computer since the upgrade, please try restarting your computer. If the problem persits, please reinstall the MSN Search Toolbar.

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I have restarted my PC several times.
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I guess I'll try the Reinstall.
Could you give me some pointers on if I should Uninstall it first?...or...

Thanks

Tony
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If you right click the taskbar then properties then start menu then customize then advanced, do you have a tick in search?

Then try this next

Start > run
type sfc /scannow

If that doesn't work try this KB from Microsoft

Possible fix 1

If that one doesn't sort it here is another KB from Microsoft

possible fix 2
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Hi, Usetobe...
Thanks for the prompt reply. :tazz:
Yes, in the Advanced Start menu, my Search has a "check" in it.
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Btw, what is "sfc /scannow"(??) [What does it DO?]
And, is there a "space" between
sfc(here)/scannow? (I noticed it, and am curious.)
;)
Thanks again...
Tony
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Hi tony,

System File Checker checks for damaged or replaced system files, and then prompts you to replace any files that do not match the original Windows XP files and yes there is the space
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Ok...usetobe,
I got a little "Windows File Protection" window which says
"Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL Cache. Insert your Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD now ...
[Retry] [More Information] [Cancel]

Yikes :)
I'm running Win XP Home, and D-loaded SP2 from Microsoft, some time ago.
Should I try your other 2 options?

Thanks again, Usetobe.
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(Woops, nevermind, I read your pending message. :tazz: )
Well, I do Thank You for assisting me thusfar! You have at least provided some incite as to what I can do! COOL! :)
Still...perhaps I can copy SP2 onto CD from Microsoft, and try it then, yes?...maybe?...purhapz??? ;)
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Hi Tony,

That is an option for you to try, it looks promising that you have got that far, it has identified a problem that it wants to repair, you just need SP2 on CD.

You could also try this....uninstall SP2 then download it again from MS and reinstall, that may work

Edited by usetobe, 21 May 2005 - 02:56 AM.

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Ahhhhhhh....That's good to know, I'll try it then. ;)
I'm going to check out your other 2 options first, just so I can become further aware. Then I'll proceed to attempt fixing this.

I do Thank You again, so Very Much, Usetobe! (And I have your PayPal link here)
Wish I could shake your hand, but how about a :tazz: for you!
You'll undoubtedly see me lurking though the Geeks site in the future.
Thanks again,
Tony ;)
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