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Using search in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theMusicMan, Sep 27, 2003.

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  1. theMusicMan

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    My PC seems to be struggling when using the XP HE Search function.

    It seems to take an age to come back with anything matching the search string, everything else slows down, and the CPU usage goes tops...:(

    Should this be happening?

    Even as I type this thread, I see the characters appearing a few seconds after I type them...

    John
     
  2. Mr_Webmaster

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    Try Downloading SpyBot, as spywaer is a common reson for sluggish computers.
     
  3. BillC

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    I'm not really sure what is going on, but why not do a system check at PC Pitstop and just see how your computer is doing. You could, of course, have a virus or other pest causing this behavior. BTW, I don't think it is 'normal' to see letters you type appear with a delay.
     
  4. Mr_Webmaster

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    I havn't heard of that happening since the days of the old 286's
     
  5. michael_jii

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    how big is you hard drive and how much is used up?
     
  6. Mr_Webmaster

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    Turning on the Indexing Service may make the searches faster, but Windows is having a problem, so it proboballywouldn't work
     
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