Sunday, July 12, 2009

Windows Search 4.0

Issue: Windows Search is not functioning properly / is corrupt.

Solution: Re-install it. We tried to simply re-install it but nothing.

To repair
  1. Delete the following Reg Keys:
    1. "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP3\KB940157"
    2. "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\KB940157"
  2. Then re-install the app WindowsSearch-KB940157-XP-x86-enu.exe
  3. Then you can run the uninstall app: C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKB940157$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
  4. Reboot
  5. Re-install the app (again) WindowsSearch-KB940157-XP-x86-enu.exe.
  6. Reboot.