When it crashes you get this message:
Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost. There is a box labeled “close.”
If you close it explorer restarts and the search window is closed until you re-initiate it. However, if you ignore the message and do not close it the search will perform normally. As soon as you hit the close box everything is gone. It does it in safe mode too. Since I originally made this post I have run all sorts of expermients to try and pin it down. For awhile, I couldn't get it to fail and then it started again. At different times, I have ran several virus checks etc. and nothing was found. (Avast, Spyware Doctor, Spybot, Windows Defender)
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Edited by triangleflyer, 15 July 2008 - 02:25 AM.