Windows XP (SP3) search box doesn't appear. RRS feed

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  • Hi, I went to the Start bar then I clicked on search. When I was on the search folder, the search box did not appear. I couldn't type in anything. :( . Here is what I mean: There is no search box

    Friday, February 17, 2012 7:54 PM

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  • sfc /scannow

    good place to start

    Could also run a procmon trace from the sysinternals tools on a good system then your bad system and compare the trace logs on just the search (specifying filter) this will take longer but you should be able to find the exact root cause...

    Remember to vote if useful info has been supplied

    Friday, February 17, 2012 8:09 PM
  • How do I go to the system file checker (sfc)?
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:36 PM
  • Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:01 PM
  • @Carey Frisch, It says I have to insert a Windows xp CD. But I don't have one. But at the bottom of the page, it said if you don't have a CD you have to click this link. 

    But I get confused with the instruction on that link for no CD. Please help! :(

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:12 PM