Search from start menu does not work

rdtraverse

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A few weeks ago I noticed that my search feature in the start up menu was not working. I thought nothing of it and thought it would reset itself after shutting down and rebooting. It is still not working. Same thing if I type Windows key + F. I can search from My Computer but I noticed that even those results are incomplete. How can I restore this function. My OS is Vista.
 

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Got the same answer from another forum but it has nothing to do with the indexing, when I click on search nothing pops up. There is no search function at all. That is what needs to be restored first before I worry about indexing.
 

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Yes, I have tried it. In fact another forom gave me links to do a bunch of stuff concerning indexing but I've tried them all and nother works. I have having a number of other problems crop up so I think I am going to wipe my drive clean and start from scratch. A lot of work but it should fix all of the problems I am having.