XP PRO x64 freezing when doing a "Search".

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knightrider56

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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.
 
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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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