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I work on XP and the system's search option is not working... the dog is appearing but the search options are not displayed... though avg antivirus is there..
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Posted on Jan 02, 2008
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Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc:
"This will show you how to create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer."
If you do not have access to either disc: Windows 7 - Repair Disc download
a) Insert the Windows 7 System Repair DVD or Installation DVD and reboot.
b) Select the correct keyboard input method and click 'Next'.
Note: If you are using the Windows7 Install DVD then at the 'Install Now' prompt (Do not pick the Install Now option) instead choose the 'Repair your computer' option located in the lower left of the dispay.
c) The System Repair tool will search for a valid operating system and will report that "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options.
Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?"
d) Click 'Repair and restart' and reboot again to the Windows 7 System Repair environment.
e) Click 'Next' at the keyboard selection prompt and when the 'System Recovery Options' screen appears verify that the "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows" is selected.
Note that on your Dual Boot system there now should be only one operating system listed. Click the 'Next' button.
f) Now from the menu list select the 'Command Prompt' option.
g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:
bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)
h) Close the command prompt window and click the 'Startup Repair' option.
i) The repair process may take some time, so wait until the process completes at which point you will see two messages "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".
These messages are the result of the radical changes made by removing the other drive. Ignore the Send/Don't send options.
J) Close this message window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the Send/Don't send window.
Next click on the 'View advanced options for system recovery and support' option and from the main menu once again click 'Startup Repair'.
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This time the repair process may only that a few seconds and when prompted "Startup Repair could not detect a problem", click 'Finish' and run the 'Startup Repair' option one more time, click 'Finish', and then remove the System Repair DVD and click 'Restart'. Reboot the computer.
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Install Windows Security Center
Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the Microsoft Windows Update website.
Click the "Express" button on the main page to have your computer checked for important updates to be installed.
Since Windows Security Center is not installed, it will be detected and installed within the update.
Search the list of updates that will be installed on your Computer and deselect any options besides Windows Security Center that you don't want installed at this time.
Click "Install Updates" to begin the installation process.
Set your computer up for Automatic Updates to keep your computer up to date.
You can do so by clicking "Start" followed by "Control Panel."
Click "Automatic Updates" and select the recommended option.
Click "Apply" followed by "OK" to save the changes and exit the window.
Install Windows Security Center in Windows Vista
Click the "Start" button followed by "All Programs." Scroll through the list and select "Windows Update" from the available options. You can also type "Windows Update" in the search field followed by pressing "Enter" to access it immediately.
Click the "Change Settings" button in the left window pane.
Select the radio button next to "Automatically download and install updates."
Click "OK" when you have finished. Windows will begin to scan your computer and download the necessary updates, one of which will be Windows Security Center if it isn't available on your computer already. When the updates have finished installing, a bubble will pop up in your system tray telling you new updates have installed and your computer needs to be restarted.
Restart your computer and once you log back on to Windows, Security Center will be available. You can access it by clicking the "Start" button and typing "Windows Security Center" in the search field. It will also be available in the "All Programs" software list.
Reinstall Windows Search
If for some reason you've lost Windows Search from your computer, it is possible to reinstall it.
Reinstalling Windows Search will improve the performance and stability of your computer system's indexer.
It will allow you to sort and group results in Windows Explorer more quickly, and will improve the indexing of your online email.
It expands your system's ability to do fast remote queries of file shares, including on Windows XP and Server 2003.
It automatically indexes shared folders and contains improvements in previews for earlier supported operating systems (Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP).
When you type a search term into Windows Search, the results appear quickly.
This is also true for information from emails and their attachments.
Download and install Windows Search on your computer.
Click on the appropriate link for your version of Windows.
Click "Open" to download the file if you use Vista.
Click "Save" to download the file if you use Windows XP.
Click on "Run" to install Windows Search on your computer.
Follow the prompts to complete Windows Search installation.
Restart your computer.
Windows Search will be available in the Start menu if you use Vista.
If your operating system is Windows XP, use the Deskbar for quick and easy search access to indexed content on your PC or the network.
Personalize Windows Search for an optimal search experience .
Add-ins let you index Outlook saved email, Microsoft networks, Internet Explorer history and Lotus Notes.
Hope this helps
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