Windows Search Freezes

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.
jaygrizAsked:
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jcimarronConnect With a Mentor Commented:
jaygriz--I assume you are talking about the optional Windows Search 4.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspx
You can uninstall it using the procedure mentioned here
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdesktopsearchhelp/thread/c1f6dd15-26a6-4e04-adf5-7ac586954d29
Now you should be able to go back to Start|Search (Search Companion).
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jaygrizAuthor Commented:
I'd really like to find a solution in which I could FIX Search 4.  Uninstalling, then reinstalling it didn't fix the problem.  Search 4 integrates with Outlook 2007 to provide some cool features that I just don't want to throw away.  For now, I'm leaving it installed, but avoiding "maximizing" the window.
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jaygrizAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the solution.
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jcimarronCommented:
jaygriz--If I helped, that is good news.  Search 4 seems to have problems.  I do not use it.
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