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XP PRO x64 freezing when doing a "Search".

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by knightrider56, Oct 29, 2011.

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  1. knightrider56

    knightrider56 Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2010
    I have tried a couple of times to do a Search under the Start and the Search starts but then everything freezes, mouse arrow freezes, cant do Ctrl,Alt, Del , or anything. Total frozen. I have to reboot.

    Now so far it has happened twice in a row when I went looking for MMC to do a project for a college course. Could it be just a program glitch or do you think it could be a hidden virus trying to keep me from seeing it with the search? Or Is it a known problem with XP PRO x64 Sp2?

    This is my computer set up. It was home built so its not a name brand;

    OS Win Pro x64 Sp2
    all latest windows security updates installed.
    Browser Mozilla4.0,or I.E.Ver.8.0.6001.18702
    Adobe Flash 10,3,183.5 .
    AMD Athlon ll x3 450 3.21GHz, 5.50 GB of ram.
    2 DVD Lite-on burners
    1multi chip reader/USB port installed.
    1 IDE hard drive
    3 Sata hard drives
    Gigabyte mother board for AMD AM2/3 chips with dual bios.
    avast! Anti Virus latest update for program and definitions.

    Any Ideas ?
    Help ! :confused:

    PS: I have not had a problem with XP PRO x64 before this and I have been running it for a few years now. Stable and Reliable platform. While my other computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and its been a pain.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    It may well be an infection. Unusual problems often are. You could try Agent Ransack for a manual and very complete search in the meantime. You may even like it.

    I'd try checking the disk for errors first. Run chkdsk /f on your system drive.

    If you just type "mmc.exe" in your Run box or a command window, it will start the console. Not sure why you are searching for it, anyway.
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