Repairing Search for Windows XP

Repairing Windows XP Search is quite simple. You may need your Windows XP Installation CD for the following procedure. Administrative privileges are required to perform the solution.

Manual Steps Using INF File

  1. Click the START button to open the Start Menu.
  2. Click Run… to open the Run dialog box.
  3. Type:

    %windir%\inf

  4. Press ENTER on your keyboard.

    NOTE

    Windows Explorer should open at %windir%\inf. Typically, the located is C:\Windows\INF.

  5. Locate and select srchasst.inf..
  6. Right-click srchasst.inf to select Install.
  7. If prompted for your Windows XP CD then insert the Windows XP CD into your CD / DVD Drive.
  8. Reboot the computer if prompted to do so.

Manual Steps Using Command Line

  1. Click the START button to open the Start Menu.
  2. Click Run… to open the Run dialog box.
  3. Type:

    cmd.exe

  4. Press ENTER on your keyboard.

    NOTE

    A Command Prompt Window should now be open.

  5. Type:

    rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction DefaultInstall 128 .\srchasst.inf
     

  6. If prompted for your Windows XP CD then insert the Windows XP CD into your CD / DVD Drive.
  7. Reboot the computer if prompted to do so.

Platforms Tested

  • Microsoft Windows XP Editions
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Edited: May 11, 2012

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Repairing Scheduled Tasks Manager for Windows XP

Repairing Windows XP Scheduled Tasks Manager is quite simple. You may need your Windows XP Installation CD for the following procedure. Administrative privileges are required to perform the solution.

Manual Steps Using INF File

  1. Click the START button to open the Start Menu.
  2. Click Run… to open the Run dialog box.
  3. Type:

    %windir%\inf

  4. Press ENTER on your keyboard.

    NOTE

    Windows Explorer should open at %windir%\inf. Typically, the located is C:\Windows\INF.

  5. Locate and select mstask.inf.
  6. Right-click mstask.inf to select Install.
  7. If prompted for your Windows XP CD then insert the Windows XP CD into your CD / DVD Drive.
  8. Reboot the computer if prompted to do so.

Manual Steps Using Command Line

  1. Click the START button to open the Start Menu.
  2. Click Run… to open the Run dialog box.
  3. Type:

    cmd.exe

  4. Press ENTER on your keyboard.

    NOTE

    A Command Prompt Window should now be open.

  5. Type:

    rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction DefaultInstall 128 .\mstask.inf
     

  6. If prompted for your Windows XP CD then insert the Windows XP CD into your CD / DVD Drive.
  7. Reboot the computer if prompted to do so.

Platforms Tested

  • Microsoft Windows XP Editions
Related Articles

Version 1.2
Edited: May 11, 2012