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Old 31-12-2009
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A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup.
  

Hi,

Search function no longer works after trying to delete several instances of viruses in Windows XP, SP2. I get the error message, A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup. I have even reinstall the file search function. Nothing has worked. Any other ideas out there?

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Re: A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup.

Error message : A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup is due to lost or damaged files.

To solve the problem:

1. Disable any anti-virus, anti-virus any of the BIOS, and any tools of 3 party system that monitors the files.

2. Run SFC / SCANNOW.

3. If you set the search, exit this procedure.

4. Boot from the CD-ROM in Windows XP.

5. DO not press R to enter Recovery Console.

6. Press F8 on the screen of Windows XP license agreement.

7. Select your game installation of Windows XP and press R to repair Windows XP.

8. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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Re: A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup.

To resolve this error message, try the following steps ;
  1. Go to: KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\CabinetState folder.
  2. Go to: Edit> New> String Value.
  3. Click the newly created key and rename it to Use search asst" without quotes. Click OK.
  4. Double-click the new Search Wizard using key and type "no" in the Value data field. Do not use quotes.
  5. Close the Registry Editor.
  6. This is a screenshot showing the subkey called Search Assistant using and value "no".
  7. Restart the computer and see if the search menu for your pc.
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Re: A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup.

First, uninstall search companion, then try CCleaner. The program retrieves the broom through various components such as the Windows recycle bin, temporary files and log files, the list of recently opened files and URLs and keys in the Windows Registry. Also, many programs cleaned up, including several browsers.

Under "Cleaner Settings" are two tabs: Windows and Applications. Below is a list of items you can check if the intention is that CCleaner cleans them.

The button "Problems" offers the ability to detect errors, such as program components that are no longer used. You can use these errors to a press of a button restore. Through 'Tools' you uninstall programs.

Make changes to the registry or removing files whose function is not clear, could adversely affect system stability. So it is not too casual to jump with the tool, which works pretty thorough.

Then again reinstall search companion !!!
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Re: A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup.

Reinstall the Search Companion files, by following the steps below steps to resolve the problem without installing the update, or Windows XP SP1: Log on using an account with administrator privileges on the computer.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type% systemroot% \ inf, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the file "Srchasst.inf.
  3. Click the right mouse button on the file Srchasst.inf. Then click Install. In this way the files are used by search-wizard, reinstalled.
  4. Log on using an account with administrator privileges on the computer.
  5. Click Start, click Run, type% systemroot% \ inf, and then click OK.
  6. Locate the file "Srchasst.inf.
  7. Click the right mouse button on the file Srchasst.inf. Then click Install. In this way the files are used by search-wizard, reinstalled.
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