Windows Search Freezes
Posted on 2009-06-29
Selecting "Search" from my start menu launches that nifty new search program that previews all your matches. The problem is that the search crashes often. Even more often, whenever I maximize the window to full size, it gets deformed. Once it is deformed and frozen, the system becomes virtually unusable, and "explorer.exe" hogs 50% + of CPU. Once I kill the search window via the Task Manager, things return to normal.
Is there a way to bypass this window and get straight to the "Classic Search?" Presently, I have Tweak UI installed with the option"use classic search in explorer" selected. Therefore, clicking on "Click here to use search companion" brings up window I call "classic search."
My system seems to want to index the drives ALL THE TIME. Can I tell it to chill. I keep about 300 GB on the PC.