My search function does not work. How can I fix it?

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Hello
I need help I just bough a macbook 13 inch, with snow leopard
and the search function does not work.
The window opens but when I write the name i searh it gives me no results.
How can i fix it?
Do i need really to re install all snow leopard?
thanks
pt

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Hello paola t & welcome to the forums
I need help I just bough a macbook 13 inch
It may be that Spotlight hasn't completed indexing just yet - is there a dot (indicates busy) inside the magnifying icon top right?
Also, check System Preferences/Spotlight to see what if any exclusions are configured, etc.

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