Task manager Problems after installing Google local search

Posted on 2004-10-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Task manager, and everything else on one of our computers has been working fine for over a year.  I am running win 2000 Sp4.
I installed the Google hard drive search utility and now Task manager will either not load (I get a box about generating an error log) or it will open and only shows three processes (it used to show over 40 and Sisoft Sandra confirms that there are many more processes).  I also had problems with Outlook not being able to find Word as its default editor - this has never happened before.  I have managed to cure this particular new 'feature'.
I have run a full system virus scan with NAV 2004 with the latest virus definitions, run Registry Mechanic, Ad-aware, Spy Sweeper, and hi-jack this - nothing.
I have tried to reinstall SP4 (network install) and get an error message - an error log is being generated etc..

I would like to think that this is a trivial problem which I can ignore - but on the other hand Win2000 has bitten me before.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.


Question by:lamina
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I too got google search and luckily no issues so far. It is surprising that your task manager wont show all the process after this .
have you restarted the machine after installing google search to see if it would help ?
Has that google search fully indexed your system or it is still doing. You may want to shut it down or pause the indexing to see if that helps..

In your task manager , do you see all the tabs on the top ? If not , double -click on the top and see if you can view all the tabs and processes .
Your outlook problem may not even related to this..


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All the tabs are visible, double clicking does nothing and I have removed Google local search.  The only change between a perfectly functioning machine and these 'problems' was the installation of Google local search - I have no idea how this could screw things up but ...

The outlook problem occurred at the same time - perhaps I need Hercule  Poirot or Sherlock Holmes.
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SO your task manager problem is solved with removing google search ?

If yes , fine .. Your outlook issue could be a totally different one and you would have to ask as a seperate question in outlook TA as it is against EE rules to ask 2 different questions in the same thread

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No, I mistakenly accepted your answer as a solution - its been a loooong day.

The problem persists and taskmaneger still shows only 3 processes System idle, system and smss.exe.

The outlook problem was solved.

Regards and sory for my error,
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So now you have removed the desktop search ?

what are the different tabs you see in task manager ?

can you post the screenshot in any of your website so that we can take a look at it ..


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