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Search Companion missing search box

This contents of this article will not be possible had it not been for “soonerhoosier” of Softwaretipsandtricks.com and “Nikolai Kolev” of Annoyances.org.

My Search Companion only shows the character but no text or search box. Help!

As far as I know, this malfunction can be caused by different software. It may be a game or an anti-virus that has crashed or some other application. I discovered this issue one day on a Windows XP SP3 Operating System and was taken aback by seeing just the character and no search box. After a quick search, the solution was found.

Saving Search Companion

The following are the steps needed to solve this issue. (NB: Click means Left Click and all windows should be closed):

1. Click on Start

2. Click on Run…

3. A box will appear like this one:

 

 

 

 

4. Type in the following commands one by one, clicking ok and repeating the process from 1. for the remaining two commands.

regsvr32 wshom.ocx
regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 urlmon.dll

5. When you have entered your last command, try doing a search. Voila!! the search box is now present.

Cheers.