Sunday, January 15, 2006

Error Message: "A File That Is Required to Run Search Companion Cannot Be Found"

The Problem:-When I try to search for a file, I get receive the following error message:
A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup.

CAUSE:-This may happen if Search Companion files may be damaged.

RESOLUTION:-
Log on to the computer by using an account with administrator permissions.

Start>Run>%SystemRoot%\Inf>ok.

Locate the srchasst.inf file.

Right click it and select Install. You'll need your XP CD or, if you have Service pack installed then extract the files from the Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder.

Remember Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder,so enable Windows Explorer options to show hidden files and folders before proceeding.

Reference:-
Error Message: "A File That Is Required to Run Search Companion Cannot Be Found"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q319949

2 comments:

Pat said...

MS cur to download the Hotfix Q319949 has a coupla problems: ! on the MS site it is No Longer Available. 2. It only applies if you do NOT have Sp2 installed. I have SP2 installed from a download from MS and therfore Do NOT have the damn CD they request.

Still searching for a cure.

Jason Rain said...

I have tried the Reimage service and it solved this issue for me!

http://www.reimage.com