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Windows Explorer hangs on search

By dgsubs ·
Since the most recent Windows update (I'm running SP2), I've been unable to search within Explorer. The dog just sits there and when I pull up Windows Task Manager, it verifies that Explorer is not responding. What settings do I need to tweak?

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by Black Panther In reply to Windows Explorer hangs on ...

Have a look at this link

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q219427

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281967

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=821164

http://www.colba.net/~hlebo49/symptoms.htm

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by dgsubs In reply to

Links were not relevant.

It is WINDOWS Explorer that hangs, not IE.

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by Black Panther In reply to Windows Explorer hangs on ...

First remove all Spyware/Adware and Viruses.

Does you PC meet the minimum hardware requirements for XP.

Do you have enough free disk space?

Does it hang in Safe Mode?

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Re: SEARCH function on Windows Explorer does not work

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May be you can try this regedit .... run regedit and find this entry :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoFind

It'll probably have value set to "01 00 00 00" ... you should change it to "00 00 00 00"

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by dgsubs In reply to

Thank you, Black Panther. My first reaction was that I was secure to the hilt, but I hadn't run my adaware or spybot recently, so I tried to do so, only to find they were uninstalled. Don't know if I did that prior to installing Norton Internet Security or not, but after reinstalling them, both found some little buggers -- nothing heinous, but PC-slowing. I still have to wait a bit before clicking to start the search, but at least it's not hanging anymore. If it continues, I'll try the regedit ploy. Thanks again!

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