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    Start>Search - An Endless Loop

    I am running XPPro/SP3 fully patched.

    My recent experience with the Search function has been that it fails to complete. If I try to restrict the search to C:, it eventually finds files on F: as well. As long as it is running it keeps trying to access my floppy drive, too.

    Below is an Imageshack thumbnail. I created it from screen-dumps in Photoshop. In this case it found 6 files several times, then increased the list to 10 files and repeated on those.



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    Has anyone else seen this? Any suggestions for how to make it work properly?

    Most of the time I search using ZTree. If it can find file names with *'s then alpha text, i.e., *file.*, it is news to me.

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    baumgrenze
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    The default Windows XP file search function leaves much to be desired, you may want to consider a replacement.

    Replacement for Windows XP file search

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...ows-search.htm

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    Everything Search Engine




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