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Search Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by OREALLY, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is searching the
    computer freezes up and I
    have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair for this?

    Thanks,

    Oreally
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is searching the
    > computer freezes up and I
    > have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair for
    > this?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Oreally


    Does the same thing happen when you search while in Safe Mode?
     
  3. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    haven't tried it yet........but did try agent ransack.......without a
    problem!

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:u01zDb7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    > news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is searching
    >> the computer freezes up and I
    >> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair for
    >> this?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Oreally

    >
    > Does the same thing happen when you search while in Safe Mode?
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Agent Ransack may be a useful tool but I thought you wanted an answer about
    the Windows search function, not a work-around with an alternative tool.

    "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    news:-ONUKHb8jKHA.1540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > haven't tried it yet........but did try agent ransack.......without a
    > problem!
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:u01zDb7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    >> news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is searching
    >>> the computer freezes up and I
    >>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair for
    >>> this?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Oreally

    >>
    >> Does the same thing happen when you search while in Safe Mode?

    >
     
  5. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    Apparently the problem can be isolated to the Seagate backup drive using the
    XP search. Somehow stopping a search of the backup drive freezes things up
    for some reason I can't determine. Searching the C drive alone causes no
    issue!




    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:u01zDb7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    > news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is searching
    >> the computer freezes up and I
    >> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair for
    >> this?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Oreally

    >
    > Does the same thing happen when you search while in Safe Mode?
     
  6. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the feedback.

    This is why I recommended that you run the test in Safe Mode. It prevents
    most non-native programs and services from starting, thus letting you
    determine if you're dealing with a Windows problem (which you suspected) or
    a problem caused by a third party application (which it turned out to be).

    "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    news:u9ehG#8jKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Apparently the problem can be isolated to the Seagate backup drive using
    > the XP search. Somehow stopping a search of the backup drive freezes
    > things up for some reason I can't determine. Searching the C drive alone
    > causes no issue!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:u01zDb7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    >> news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is searching
    >>> the computer freezes up and I
    >>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair for
    >>> this?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Oreally

    >>
    >> Does the same thing happen when you search while in Safe Mode?

    >
     
  7. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    > Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    > searching the computer freezes up and I
    > have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    > for this?
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Oreally


    What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title bar?
    or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you want?

    Twayne



    --
    --
    Often you'll find excellent advice on a newsgroup.
    Before you use that advice though, consider the
    ramifications of it being wrong or even dangerous;
    how important IS that to you?
    ALWAYS verify and confirm ANY advice from a
    newsgroup!
     
  8. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> said this in news item
    news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    > OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >> for this?
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Oreally

    >
    > What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    > bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    > want?
    >
    > Twayne


    I think the OP solved his problem.
     
  9. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    Freeze......meaning no access to any programs except task manager.... where
    I can shut down the search. Everything comes back at that point. Searching
    the backup disc goes on for hours. There doesn't seem to be a problem
    searching the main C drive. No problem searching anywhere with Ransack.

    Oreally

    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    > OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >> for this?
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Oreally

    >
    > What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    > bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    > want?
    >
    > Twayne
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > --
    > Often you'll find excellent advice on a newsgroup.
    > Before you use that advice though, consider the
    > ramifications of it being wrong or even dangerous;
    > how important IS that to you?
    > ALWAYS verify and confirm ANY advice from a
    > newsgroup!
     
  10. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    OP?

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-OBTBAN$jKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> said this in news item
    > news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    >> OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >>> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >>> for this?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Oreally

    >>
    >> What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    >> bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    >> want?
    >>
    >> Twayne

    >
    > I think the OP solved his problem.
     
  11. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> said this in news item
    news:uNyHMU$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > OP?


    OP = Original Poster = You
     
  12. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    Tried doing the search in Safe Mode......same problem with Backup Drive.
    Stopping the search freezes computer. Did a check disc on that
    drive.....stalls out at the end of phase 4. So......what next?

    Orea;;y

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-OBTBAN$jKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> said this in news item
    > news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    >> OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >>> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >>> for this?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Oreally

    >>
    >> What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    >> bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    >> want?
    >>
    >> Twayne

    >
    > I think the OP solved his problem.
     
  13. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Strictly as a point of curiosity why do you want to search the backup?????
    "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:e5WG1T$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Freeze......meaning no access to any programs except task manager....
    > where I can shut down the search. Everything comes back at that point.
    > Searching the backup disc goes on for hours. There doesn't seem to be a
    > problem searching the main C drive. No problem searching anywhere with
    > Ransack.
    >
    > Oreally
    >
    > "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    > news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    >> OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >>> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >>> for this?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Oreally

    >>
    >> What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    >> bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    >> want?
    >>
    >> Twayne
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> --
    >> Often you'll find excellent advice on a newsgroup.
    >> Before you use that advice though, consider the
    >> ramifications of it being wrong or even dangerous;
    >> how important IS that to you?
    >> ALWAYS verify and confirm ANY advice from a
    >> newsgroup!

    >
     
  14. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    As a point of curiosity!

    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:-OdOcCMVkKHA.2780@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Strictly as a point of curiosity why do you want to search the backup?????
    > "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:e5WG1T$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Freeze......meaning no access to any programs except task manager....
    >> where I can shut down the search. Everything comes back at that point.
    >> Searching the backup disc goes on for hours. There doesn't seem to be a
    >> problem searching the main C drive. No problem searching anywhere with
    >> Ransack.
    >>
    >> Oreally
    >>
    >> "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    >>> OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >>>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >>>> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >>>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >>>> for this?
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>>
    >>>> Oreally
    >>>
    >>> What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    >>> bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    >>> want?
    >>>
    >>> Twayne
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> --
    >>> Often you'll find excellent advice on a newsgroup.
    >>> Before you use that advice though, consider the
    >>> ramifications of it being wrong or even dangerous;
    >>> how important IS that to you?
    >>> ALWAYS verify and confirm ANY advice from a
    >>> newsgroup!

    >>

    >
    >
     
  15. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Oh really?
    "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:%23B4LdUWkKHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > As a point of curiosity!
    >
    > "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    > news:-OdOcCMVkKHA.2780@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Strictly as a point of curiosity why do you want to search the
    >> backup?????
    >> "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:e5WG1T$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Freeze......meaning no access to any programs except task manager....
    >>> where I can shut down the search. Everything comes back at that point.
    >>> Searching the backup disc goes on for hours. There doesn't seem to be a
    >>> problem searching the main C drive. No problem searching anywhere with
    >>> Ransack.
    >>>
    >>> Oreally
    >>>
    >>> "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    >>>> OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >>>>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >>>>> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >>>>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >>>>> for this?
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Oreally
    >>>>
    >>>> What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    >>>> bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    >>>> want?
    >>>>
    >>>> Twayne
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> --
    >>>> Often you'll find excellent advice on a newsgroup.
    >>>> Before you use that advice though, consider the
    >>>> ramifications of it being wrong or even dangerous;
    >>>> how important IS that to you?
    >>>> ALWAYS verify and confirm ANY advice from a
    >>>> newsgroup!
    >>>

    >>
    >>
     
  16. OREALLY

    OREALLY Flightless Bird

    REALLY.....I figured it out. It is the Acronis Image Backup file that is
    confusing Windows Search! The file is a proprietary, image of the drive and
    it causes Search to recycle endlessly. Removing that folder (About 90 G8)
    solves the problem. Maybe someone knows how to specify that Search skips
    that folder?

    Oreally

    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:uyOfLkXkKHA.1656@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Oh really?
    > "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23B4LdUWkKHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> As a point of curiosity!
    >>
    >> "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    >> news:-OdOcCMVkKHA.2780@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Strictly as a point of curiosity why do you want to search the
    >>> backup?????
    >>> "OREALLY" <oreally@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:e5WG1T$jKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Freeze......meaning no access to any programs except task manager....
    >>>> where I can shut down the search. Everything comes back at that point.
    >>>> Searching the backup disc goes on for hours. There doesn't seem to be a
    >>>> problem searching the main C drive. No problem searching anywhere with
    >>>> Ransack.
    >>>>
    >>>> Oreally
    >>>>
    >>>> "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eFwpkF$jKHA.2164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> In news:-OvBIhV7jKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    >>>>> OREALLY <oreally@comcast.net> typed:
    >>>>>> Whenever I STOP a search in Windows Explorer.... while it is
    >>>>>> searching the computer freezes up and I
    >>>>>> have to go to task manager to end the search. Any reason or repair
    >>>>>> for this?
    >>>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Oreally
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What do you mean by "freeze"? You get a "not responding" in the title
    >>>>> bar? or what? How long have you waited to see if it gets to where you
    >>>>> want?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Twayne
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Often you'll find excellent advice on a newsgroup.
    >>>>> Before you use that advice though, consider the
    >>>>> ramifications of it being wrong or even dangerous;
    >>>>> how important IS that to you?
    >>>>> ALWAYS verify and confirm ANY advice from a
    >>>>> newsgroup!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  17. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    thanatoid <waiting@the.exit.invalid> wrote in
    news:Xns9CFC7F6A57BF1thanexit@188.40.43.245:

    My deepest apologies. I confused you with another guy who was
    asking a far stupider question (also having to do with *.tib
    files, strangely enough - ergo my error) in another group. I
    haven't slept all night and I am a half-demented thanatoid to
    begin with. Brain shorted out.

    Again, please accept my apologies.

    t.
     

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