This just started less than a month ago.
When I click the Search button in the Explorer toolbar, the following message appears:
"A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup."
I am running Microsoft Windows XP Sp3. (finally, I had a tough time installing xp3 and dound out that the registry didn't have the right permission settings)
I have google searched it and it seems like nothing will work. I've tried reinstalling the search thing using Srchasst.inf and it still won't work.
I read this article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319949#appliesto) and couldn't install the hot fix since it is for Sp1. I tried the other stuff and still won't work.
If anyone could tell me how to fix this without completely reinstalling Windows XP I'd be much obliged.