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    'Search' hangs after Service Pack installation

    Hello.

    I've looked and looked and I can't find this problem listed anywhere. Has anyone encountered it? and more importantly, did you find a solution?

    A while back I did a clean installation of Win 2K on my PC (i.e. I didn't upgrade my previous Win 98 installation). Worked fine. When SP1 came out I tried installing that. Installation worked OK as did, so I thought, Win2K, until I tried the search facility (i.e Start / Search / For Files and Folders...). It just hangs. Most of the rest of windows runs OK while it's hanging (i.e. it's not a major CPU hog) but it just hangs. The search window gets displayed but the search input panel down the left hand side remains blank. If I kill the process it goes, but if I try again the problem reoccurs. This was a while back. Sometime later someone lent me their CD of Win 2K with SP1 already applied. Once again I cleared everything out and installed and this time it worked fine. Fast forward to the present and SP2. I tried installing SP2 on my PC. Installation went without a hitch but after rebooting I get exactly the same problem with the Search dialog as I did before. I rolled back to SP1 and the problem has gone (phew!) but I would really like to install SP2. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Simon

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    Re: 'Search' hangs after Service Pack installation

    Try this:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;q274696&GSSNB=1>Incorrect Settings in the Dcomcnfg.exe Tool (Q274696)</A>

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    Re: 'Search' hangs after Service Pack installation

    That's marvellous - and bizarre. Armed with this information I reapplied SP2 and do you know what? It works fine! I didn't have to run Dcomcnfg.exe or anything. That is strange. Nevertheless I'm one happy bunny now, particularly as it solves my MS Access problem (see <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=acc&Number=97731&page=& view=&sb=&o=&vc=1#Post97731>Post 97731</A>).

    Thanks a lot.

    Simon

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