My doggy (search companion)......fixed!

A few days ago, I noticed that my windows xp's search companion stopped functioning. When I tried to search for a file, only the dog appeared and the "What do you want to search for?" dialog box disappeared. That part of the sidebar was empty. Here's how I'd fixed it.

I googled around for missing search companion and found this. If that microsoft support page solved your problem, then you're in luck. But, it didn't work for me.

There seems to be a problem with reregistering Jscript.dll so I googled again for jscript.dll registering problems, and found this page. What I had done is, resetting the entire registry permissions to defaults and then reregister with:

regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll

Then, everything's back to normal and I can ask my doggy to sniff out the file that I'd long forgotten its whereabouts d;)