In my Dell Notebook, Inspiron 1150, the search assistant is missing. I've reinstaled the search asistant from the following instructions:
1. Click Start , click Run , and then type the following command: %systemroot%\inf
NOTE : There are no spaces at all in the preceding command line.
2. Click OK to open the INF folder.
3. Locate the file Srchasst.inf .
Right-click the file, and then click Install . This will reinstall the files that Search needs to proceed normally.
There still is no 'CHANGE PREFERENCES' selection nor is there any animated characters such as the Doggie that I have in my Dell 8400 Desk Top. Both computers have the same version under the HELP>ABOUT WINDOWS selection in the search window. Can someone assist me in resolving this so as to have the animated search assistant in my Notebook also?