Yahoo Desktop Search Won't start

  effingpot 20:41 05 Sep 2006

I installed YDS as I don't lke the MS one and it worked fine. Until the next day when it won't even start. Either from the taskbar or the menu. The cursor goes busy for about 1 sec then returns to normal.

There are two YDS processes running but the prog just won't start.

XP Home with SP2 and MS Desktop search running (you can't uninstall easily).

Any suggestions?

  howard63 20:45 05 Sep 2006

I would check in your firewall either allow the prog or list it as an exception.

  effingpot 09:48 06 Sep 2006

Yes, I told the firewall to let it run as an exception - no difference.

So I reinstalled YDS - you have to disable all processes first, remove from startup and reboot before you can mind! I also turned MS desktop search off. It worked all evening now today it tries to start but gets no further than the splash screen saying "Registering Message Handlers". Is this SW so beta it just doesn't work?

Shame cause it could be the best one of these search tools if it was robust enough to run.

Any comments? Suggestions? I'm gonna just delete it I think.

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