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    Whenever I open Windows Search I get a Search Window that informs me that "W/S" isn't running. To start it, Start Menu,All Programs,W/S. Same thing again. Am I missing something or have I deleted something that I should not have. Any ideas would be appreciated

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    This sometimes caused by various programs that you may have installed in the past preventing the search to work.

    If you are happy using regedit see if you can find the following entry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoFind

    If NoFind has the value 01 00 00 00 change it to 00 00 00 00

    This should fix your problem, once you have saved it reboot your PC
    Jerry

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    Thanks for the suggestion but "No Find" not found. Only things I have following HKEY-***************** \Explorer\ are

    "Default" values not set
    LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo
    NoDriveAutoRun
    NoDRiveTypeAutoRun
    NoFileSharing

    Any other possible solutions

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    Is the windows search service running?
    If not, what happens when you try to start it. You may have to check the error logs if it fails.

    Jock

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    Whether I click on Start then Search or, Start then All Programs then Windows Search, The Search Window opens but it states that "Windows search isn't running. To start it, click the Start menu, point to All Programs, then click Windows Search" which has the same result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Mullin View Post
    Is the windows search service running?
    If not, what happens when you try to start it. You may have to check the error logs if it fails.
    B Robertson, what this means is: have you gone to Control Panel->Admin Tools->Services->Windows Search? If Windows Search is not shown to have Started, can you try starting it?

    If there is some kind of problem to this solution (perhaps even because you are running XP Home), let us know.
    Grüße

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    Problems with search -- that's why I started using free search tools, eg Free Commander on win2k & XP computers.

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    I am running XP Pro with all current updates. Windows Search says it starts automatically.(Control Panel->Admin Tools->Services->Windows Search) When I hi-lite W/Search in Services and then click Start, the following appears on my screen;
    "Could not start the Window Search service on Local Computer
    Error 1068. The dependency service or group failed to start"

    Any further suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Robertson View Post
    I am running XP Pro with all current updates. Windows Search says it starts automatically.(Control Panel->Admin Tools->Services->Windows Search) When I hi-lite W/Search in Services and then click Start, the following appears on my screen;
    "Could not start the Window Search service on Local Computer
    Error 1068. The dependency service or group failed to start"

    Any further suggestions would be appreciated.
    Go to Start | Run | services.msc. Locate the Windows Search Service, right click on it and select Properties. Then click on the Dependencies tab. One of the services listed is most likely disabled. You need to find it, and set it to start automatically.

    Joe

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