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Windows 7: Search function displays no results, harddrive error?

04 Jan 2015   #1
MrHarry

Windows 8.1
 
 
Search function displays no results, harddrive error?

Hi.

This laptop is only about 6 months old so I'm surprised to see this issue. I've found that if I go to search anything, it won't load. Icons also have an issue loading. I think this is best to describe in some images:

Whatever I search, it won't load. I'll be sat here for literally 10 minutes - nothing.


This screen is also incredibly delayed.


This has only started to happen recently; I have no idea why, anyone have any idea? It's setting me back massively. Oh, and - say if I was searching for Chrome, it won't load. But if I go into my downloads and scroll down the list and open it, it'll work. Very weird.


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04 Jan 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is not the Windows 8.1 start screen. Try that. If you install questionable tweaks, you should expect problems.
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04 Jan 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Unfortunately this is not EightForums either
Please ask on it instead,
Windows 8 Forums
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04 Jan 2015   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Take a look at your indexing options in Control Panel and if there are a lot of locations, trim it down
See: Index Locations - Add or Remove

Then try these steps:
Libraries - Restore Default
Index - Rebuild
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04 Jan 2015   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

A very simple program that will display results on everything on your computer.

I've got 5 hdds and the process takes seconds.

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