Windows XP search error

  siggysiggy 21:43 10 Dec 2003
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I wouder if anyone can help, when I right click the start button and choose the search option it says there was a problem sending the command to the program. Any ideas?

Would appreciate the help

Thanks
Ash

  VoG II 21:45 10 Dec 2003

Which version of Windows?

  VoG II 21:46 10 Dec 2003

OOPs XP - must see my optician.

Have you used any sort of "clean up" utility lately?

  siggysiggy 22:38 10 Dec 2003

I've cleaned up as usual so I don't think it's any thing to do with that - the search works from everywhere else just not from the start button.

  siggysiggy 10:27 13 Dec 2003

ok, I sorted it myself, for any of you out there to cut a long story short it was my firewall blocking access. I found out while installing another program I shutdown all progs to install and after the install I started my anti-virus and the nthe firewall. the firewall would not start back up, strange, so I tried the search and it worked, restarted the PC and firewall seemed ok, but could not search on a right click from the start button again.
I'd installed a trial version of Zone Alarm Pro and reverted back to the free version at the end of the trial period something must of happened, anyway, I uninstalled the firewall and then reinstalled it and when I tried the search firewall popped a message saying did I want to let MS search access so and so file ticked the box said yes and all is well.

Ash

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