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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tequila Ted, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. Tequila Ted

    Tequila Ted Thread Starter

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    In the Task manager, Process, numerous Windows search exe, and they keep loading, which causes an error Tool tray error, cant get rid of them. Tried to uninstall msn, also installed msn and tried to uninstall and cant. Please Help me
     
  2. Blink182

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    Im sorry, which process is it?
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    It is easier if the process was spelled correctly.

    windowssearch - windowssearch.exe - Process Information

    Process File: windowssearch or windowssearch.exe
    Process Name: Windows Desktop Search Tray

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  4. Tequila Ted

    Tequila Ted Thread Starter

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    Windows Task Manager, " Processes" between applications and performance
     
  5. Tequila Ted

    Tequila Ted Thread Starter

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    Cant do anything till tomorrow. It's my neighbors computer. Thank you. I'll try the HijackThis first thing in the morning.
     
  6. ozrom1e

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    OK if it isn't windowssearch.exe for the process which one is it that is acting up? The one acting up will be the one that has the highest CPU rating like 100%?
     
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