Windows Search 4.0 freezes up during run

Hewlett-packard / Er900aa-aba a1430n
January 7, 2010 at 09:00:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, AMD 3800 Dual Core / 2GB Ram
When I STOP a search for a file or folder through the XP search function...the computer will FREEZE. I can get things working again by going to the task manager and removing the search application, but this gets a little clunky. If I let the search continue until it's done there is no problem. But often one might want to stop a search for various reasons... and using the Task Manager to unfreeze the system seems a bit cumbersome. Is there a way to repair this?

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January 8, 2010 at 08:16:07
There was some problems with an update Windows put out that helped the indexed searching. You may want to uninstall this update or get another. To uninstall it...

Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs -> Check the Show Updates -> Scroll Down to the Windows Search 4.0 and uninstall it.

See if that works. If not go to the Automatic Updates and install the latest Windows Search.

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January 8, 2010 at 08:30:36

But there is no such entry or listing in add/remove (show updates) updates for Windows Search 4.0

I have the latest updates so I'm not sure what you are referring to?

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January 8, 2010 at 16:47:52
Tried the search in Safe Mode........same problem when stopping search on backup Seagate Drive...freezes up computer. Tried a CHKDISC in Safe Mode also. It stalls out at the end of Phase 4....just sits there for hours! There is a folder 'Acronis Image' with 90 GB of data in that backup drive. I'm wondering if that has something to do with it?

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