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Reinstall Search assistant
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Software | Unrated
Reinstall Search assistant

NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to perform this procedure.

Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command:

NOTE : There are no spaces at all in the preceding command line.

Click OK to open the INF folder.
Locate the file Srchasst.inf .
Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Search needs to proceed normally.

You will be asked to place your windows XP cd rom in the drive.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    This is really good solution which a normal person cannot find. Search Assistant is very useful for a no vice.
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
    While it may work for some, It did not correct my problem. I still get the search assistant message; "unexpected error. Action could not be completed." thanks anyway, I'll keep trying.
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    OK instructions, but did not fix my error situation.
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
    ok , but i didnt find the file location on the windows cd
  • Comment #5 (Posted by Shyster)
    This didn't work for me, but I found a VB file that did. Search for a "searchcompvb" file.
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Good suggestion, but i still have the same error that says it's missing a vital file.
  • Comment #7 (Posted by shyster)
    Tried this to no avail...thanks anyway. Seems to be related to the SP2 update.
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
    I got my problem fixed very quickly. Easy to use guidelines!!
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Jo)
    When I right click the file, there is no option to install.
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
    This might be a good solution for some but my computer couldn't even copy the file from the cd.
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
    may be gud, but wht i tried to follow, i dint find any "Srchasst.inf " in my "C:WINDOWSinf" folder. so i am not sure, the given solution works or plz contact me, if any one has further suggessions to make, to get my search assistant back in function. my problem of having no search asst has started after last formating of my computer.. thnx
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Did not solve my problem.
  • Comment #13 (Posted by bpa)
    Trying to start from the "RUN" command results in the same error message as when trying to use Search Assistant. However, manually locating the Srchasst.inf file and trying to right click & 'Install' yields a warning that the Windows CD must be used --but it does not specify if its the original WinXP SP1 install CD or the SP3 (non-slipstreamed) update CD.
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