Help with my Computer Searches!!!!

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    I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with the problem i'm having. I'm unable to use the search bar....every time i try i get the error message "404 Not Found". It happened before and my daughters friend fixed it somehow. It has to be someone on my desktop computer because i can search fine on my laptop. Is there maybe a setting that gets changed that i need to look for? It's really irritating!! :eusa_wall:
     
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    Try cleaning up your cache and deleting temp files.
     
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    I agree. A lot of times what ails your computer is nothing more junk in it's trunk. Try this... CCleaner | CCleaner Free Download

    It's a cleaner to clean up the garbage on your computer and repair any problems you may have in your registry, among other things. It's easy to use and very thorough. Good stuff.
     
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    Thanks...i'll download it and give it a try! I'm sure that's not what the other person did, but there's no way for me to contact him.
     
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    I HATE IE! .... It never works for me and its been banished from my my laptop.

    So what would you do if this happened on mozzila :) Just wondering.
     
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    I use mozilla...and i can do anything on the computer except search. When i get online it goes right to my homepage. All my favorites work fine. I just can't search in any of the search engines. I downloaded and used the C Cleaner and it didn't help :(
     
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    Thanks...but i've read over all the information on the error and it just doesn't seem to agree with what i'm getting.

    I always use the search bar in the upper right corner. I'll type what i'm looking for and hit "search" and always get this error. And all it says is "404 Not Found", no other information and according to the information i read it should explain it too.

    I can go to the Google website by typing the address in the bar. But once there, if i try to search i still get the error. What i read about it is that the address i'm using has a bad url. Well, all i'm doing is typing in words to search for, not any certain url. So this has really got me confused!
     
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    Have you checked all your settings under tools, options to make sure nothing has changed?
    Is the Google symbol/name in the search bar?
     

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