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#1 Sunbeam.2010

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:01 AM

Hey guys im having a problem wherein every other day it seems the search function of my laptop isnt working. That is, every other day when I search for something I get the message no results found. I then index the search and then results can be found.

I cannot stand having to index the machine every other day right now I need to complete a report for work and I cannot remember which folder has a document I need which could assist me greatly in completing this report and of course the search isnt working.

Can anyone assist me.

I installed and ran the MS hotfix for the issue, tried to register the 3 suggested dlls only 2 registered, uninstalled AVAST because it was the day after I installed avast that I first encountered the problem.

However, none of these work the only temporary fix has been the continuous indexing.

I would be extremely grateful for your replies and assistance.

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#2 Layback Bear

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:16 AM

This may help and can't hurt. If you haven't done this already. Run sfc /scannow from the cmd. prompt as admin. System file checker will check your system files. If it finds a problem run it two more times. If and when you run sfc do nothing else on your computer, no programs, mouse, keyboard ect.
Do you have any programs like, Tune up your PC or registry fixer uppers installed.

Edited by Layback Bear, 14 September 2011 - 11:19 AM.


#3 Sunbeam.2010

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:25 PM

Hey Layback Bear I did the scan and the message received on the first try was "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"

I have registry fixers and this still hasnt helped.

Any other suggestions?

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:58 AM

For the record...

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.
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#5 Layback Bear

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:28 AM

That is why I asked the question. Registry fixer uppers can do more harm that good. Do you have a restore point you can go to before this problem started.
Also IMHO those 3rd party tune up programs fool around with the registry and can do harm.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:28 AM

windows search option has to set properly to be able to find the target file.

another alternative is to use a different search program or file explorer.

"xplorer" is quite good at searching file, folder, etc.

http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm

#7 Layback Bear

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:28 AM

Yes their are many 3rd part programs out there for such things. It's doesn't fix the problem.




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