My Computer locks the computer

  johnincrete 09:07 07 Dec 2009

I was doing a search in My Computer and noticed that I had spelt the file name wrongly so I clicked on "Stop". It stopped but it also stopped the system! So I had to ctrl-alt-del into task manager & restart.
Is this normal?
What search software do you experts use?

  Technotiger 09:20 07 Dec 2009

It is not normal. I use the normal routine of Start>Search using XP.

  mgmcc 11:36 07 Dec 2009

"Everything" click here is a brilliant little search utility, provided Windows is installed in an NTFS drive - it doesn't work with a FAT32 drive.

  johnincrete 13:10 07 Dec 2009

Wow! How does it do it so fast!

  mgmcc 21:02 07 Dec 2009

Its speed seems to be something to do with the files in an NTFS drive being "indexed". I originally came across "Everything" as an alternative to the Search facility in Vista, which really is dreadful.

  johnincrete 05:10 08 Dec 2009

the moral is don't use anything Microsoft if you can avoid it.
We didn't get these problems in Unix

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