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Old 06-03-2007, 02:35 PM
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trouble Windows Xp search won't work

hi, i have been having trouble with the windows xp search.
I type in a file name then when i hit search it freeze up and can be hard to close out

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Old 06-05-2007, 04:21 AM
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hi, i have been having trouble with the windows xp search.
I type in a file name then when i hit search it freeze up and can be hard to close out
Hello, when you use your index search it can use a lot of your computers' resources, both your processor and memory. If you have a large amount of information on your drive and only limited resources then this can cause you computer to slow down as you've described. When your searching it might be a good idea to search separate items of where you might have an idea where it will be found e.g. C:\My Documents\My Downloads.



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Old 08-08-2007, 04:16 AM
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Sometimes, if we have a mangled file system...or a stale registry...Windows cannot find itself in the dark! Near daily maintenance may help with many "searching' issues, including a freeze up. Something as simple as a defrag and scandisk, cures lots of issues...then a good defrag of the registry...etc.!

If Windows cannot search, it may be the result of it not knowing where to look, because the old links are corrupt, or the data is so flung around on the drive, that it just gives up on exasperation.

Always tell yourself, that computers are not smart, they are just FAST, so if you want it to be smart, you have to do its thinking for leading a blind dog to its food dish ...make sure there is a logical and clean path to the goodies

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