Indexing not working on W XP-3 tried a lot of

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
December 19, 2010 at 15:09:09
Specs: Windows XP sp3, 2.6 Mhz / 2gb
when I try to start with Windows search it will not start.
When I look at the windows search Indexing status box, It says "waiting to receive indexing status"
I am the administrator. I have tried the "Services" start no good.
Please could anyone help?
It is so very frustrating.

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#1
December 19, 2010 at 17:39:01
Go to the Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs. Click the Add/Remove Window Components. Simply tick the Indexing services and click Next!

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#2
December 19, 2010 at 18:21:36
Hi Johnw, thanks for answer.
Did that and did not work. Also went to Services and restarted Indexing.
No good also.
It is perplexing! LOl

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#3
December 19, 2010 at 18:55:48
The Windows Search (Windows Desktop Search) add-on program is buggy and it slows down everything in Windows. I recommend you Un-install it - it's listed in Add or Remove Programs if it's been installed.

What's wrong with it?

It's supposed to make indexes of the files on your computer in the background while you're not actively using the computer, but it DOES NOT stop running once it has started making indexes, even after you have resumed actively using the computer, and it interferes with Windows when it's running far more than you would think indicated by it's cpu activity percentage.


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#4
December 19, 2010 at 19:04:49
Thanks Tubesandwires, It has been nothing but a frustration for me.
I will take your advice and get rid of the thing.
Thanks to all who read.
and merry Xmas to all!! (:-))

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#5
December 19, 2010 at 19:21:35
Hooray !
I've suggested that several times and you're the first one who has responded.

The built in Search in XP is okay, but slower to find things. Not a big problem if you don't do a lot of searching on your drive(s), or if you know which folder something is probably in and only search in that.
......

Another bad one.

Windows Media Player 10 and 11 have a feature that's disabled by default that's even worse - Share My Media - or similar. DO NOT enable that. It never stops running (your hd led will blink even when nothing else is going on) and it inteferes with everything in Windows more than Windows Desktop Search does.


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December 19, 2010 at 19:33:29

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#7
December 19, 2010 at 21:46:55
Thanks for that.

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#8
December 19, 2010 at 21:48:47
Thanks Tubesandwires. I will just use the search!
Cheers.

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