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Solved: xp pro search

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Lilbow, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. Lilbow

    Lilbow Thread Starter

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    I am running XP Pro when I do a search for a file on my computer search never ends. Search will find the file over and over again. It does reach a point that it gives the number of times the file is found where it should stop, but then it searches over again finding the same files over and over again. So if anyone has any Idea of what could be done to fix this I would jump up and down for joy. I have also reinstalled windows and this did not fix it.
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Couriant

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    Does it actually stop first before rescanning?
     
  3. Lilbow

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    No it never stops it just flashes by like it is still searching.
     
  4. Couriant

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    That is a new one. I guess it depends on how much you have on your system. I know it keeps an eye on the drives to see if there is a new file made within your search parameters but I will look into it.
     
  5. Whiteskin

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    Is drive indexing enabled? Perhaps it thinks it is, when there is no index. That would cause it to search an empty index. check services.msc and see if the indexing service is running.
     
  6. Lilbow

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    I started the indexing service, no change it still runs untill you stop it finding the same file over and over it found the file I am using for a test 8 times before I stoped it 4 of the 8 were in the same location.
     
  7. Whiteskin

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    Hmm... i cant seem to find anything simmilar. Is it possible to use somthing third party here? Just for now at least?
     
  8. Lilbow

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    I was thinking that there my be a reg. problem something is missing telling search when to stop.... any ideas? Third party is ok but windows search should work.
     
  9. Lilbow

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    Will it was a reg. problem. Trying to fix the problem I crashed my system, I mean blue screen of death and no way around it. I reformatted my HD and reinstalled windows xp the problem is now gone, always backup and backup...... get my point.
     
  10. Mr.Bungle

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    Download Regseeker and run it. Se if that solves your problem. It's most likeley a problem with the registry and thsi will scan it and clean it for you :)
     
  11. Whiteskin

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    Well... i guess that one way to solve it. :)
    Too bad you had to go to the extreme.
     
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