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Windows 7: Need Help, Start Search box Broken!!!!!!

06 Nov 2009   #11
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bytebull View Post
If you put anything else on your system your wasting ram and processes.
You've tested?


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06 Nov 2009   #12
bytebull

Windows 7 Premium Retail
 
 

Avast antivus ..... get it and delete the one that came with your system... it's free and the best online.

spybot search and destroy.... use real time protection even if you don't use teatimer and your safe when surfing the internet.

yes I've tested and trust me. that's all you need.
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06 Nov 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

How did you test all apps to compare? You had the free time? And why should we trust you? Do you have credentials? Do you have performance benchmarks handy?
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06 Nov 2009   #14
zzzTNTzzz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bytebull View Post
I completely removed my search lol.... you dont need it and it's a pain on your system. You don't know where your files are?

when I click there I don't even have the search box.... how did I do that? registy.
i personally need it when i had it on there it worked better than any of Microsoft searches b4, u got what u needed and fast

i know how to bring it back right click the task bar and go to propertys
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06 Nov 2009   #15
bytebull

Windows 7 Premium Retail
 
 

yes the windows search in 7 is going to be one of your biggest process hogs. Unless you use search alot you should completely disable it.

three processes are going to run continuously when you have that feature available. and two svchost also to help them keep tabs on all your files and file changes.
If you move a file all 5 of them go to work making changes so they know where that file is... etc

its the one largest RAM and CPU hog in 7. unless you search all the time you don't need it and it's just a resource hog. It's one of the only features I hate about 7.
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06 Nov 2009   #16
zzzTNTzzz

Windows 7
 
 

im just gonna give up kinda sucks it ran great 4 me didnt hog my pc i play games all day , i thought the windows 7 search was supposed to be the reason y it was so great wasn't it? thats what they advertised on tv
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06 Nov 2009   #17
zzzTNTzzz

Windows 7
 
 

Found a Fix For my Problem glad this guy knows his stuff i wouldnt have fixed it with out him Windows 7 'Search programs and files' from Start menu broken
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04 Dec 2009   #18
pwillia6

Windows 7
 
 
Fix for problem

This is a little drastic:

In regedit delete or renam:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]

Logout and login.

All your explorer setting will be reset to defaults.
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17 Jun 2010   #19
dgprince9

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi,

This sounds like your index has become corrupt to an extent.

Although I cannot guarentee this is the exact problem, it seems to me the most likely.

To rebuild the index go to control panel and select Indexing Options.Then click the Advanced button at the bottom and then click on the button saying "Rebuild" and say yes to the confirmation message.

Hope this helps and if possible let me know if it does so I know it works for sure in the future!

Regards
Dave
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17 Jun 2010   #20
dgprince9

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Oh! I've just realised this thread is a year old! I thought it was June this year. Sorry main, you've probably rebuilt by now!
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