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BUG - Indexing Options keep pointing to D drive rather than the C drive - search charm won't work

Q: BUG - Indexing Options keep pointing to D drive rather than the C drive - search charm won't work

So I noticed that the search in my Windows 8.1 simply won't work to find files and settings. Then I went to Indexing Options in the Control Panel and I noticed that one of the locations Indexing was trying to point to is:

D:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ (Unavailable)

This is odd since this is not the location of the Start Menu (which is in the C drive, not the D drive).

So I went on to remove this location and manually add the location of the Start Menu in the C drive (i.e. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\).

To my surprise, adding the location in the C drive is actually listed as the D drive -- not the C drive. In Fact any directory I try to add to the Index located in the C drive is in fact listed as being in the D drive!



I'm at a loss here, and in fairness I reckon this is a bug.

Have anyone here ever experienced this? Is there any workaround?

EDIT: While the search does not work. It seems like the Windows Explorer search works without any issues.
Also I reckon it is worth mentioning that I change the location of my search index to the D drive. This is because my C drive is a Solid State Drive, while my D drive is a traditional Hard Drive.


Thanks in advance for the help.

Regards,
P.

A: BUG - Indexing Options keep pointing to D drive rather than the C drive - search charm won't work

Hello Roger,
I have to say that I am disappointingly surprised with this answer.
If you read my initial post carefully, the issue is that if I add a location on the 'C' drive it gets market as being on the 'D' drive instead. Therefore, your test of adding a folder to the indexing and delete it afterwards is moot.
Anyway I found out the issue to be that the SID of the D partition was the same as the SID assigned to the C partition and that was causing conflicts.
I looked all around for a way to change the partition SID but I couldn't find anything. So in the end what I had to do is backup (copy) the contents of the D partition, delete that partition (not format), then create it again. Now when adding the disk to
the index, I noticed it works fine. I don't consider this necessarily a solution, but a workaround.
Regards,
P.

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I have "Internet Explorer history" checked on my indexing options screen.

When I search for a URL that's IN my internet history, nothing EVER comes up. Meaning, I can't search on anything and have it come from my internet history.

For example, I'm on OKCupid. If I search on "okcupid" nothing comes up at all.

Any suggestions as to how this works?

A:indexing options/search - Internet Explorer history

I can't help with IE, because I only touch it when forced to, but Opera has it's own set of panels to find it's history within it's own GUI.

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hello fellow techies out there,

I have been working on rigs and programming for quite sometime and this is the first time have i EVER i mean EVER experienced this problem. My rig was currently running SP3 and never gave me any problems for a year up until now.

The folder options has disappeared, that's not the only thing so has the search option under start, and when external drives are plugged in it is showing up, but you are not able to access the drive it self; the driving is showing as an application.

So i rebooted the computer 3 times already and same problem as occured all 3 times. And the thing is also, when going into safe mode and going into the administrators account I am able to see the folder options, but after opening it once it then again disappears, so does the search option and then nor do my external drives work, but are appearing as drives.

This is really starting to frustrate me because I really don't know for once what to do. I don't know if it's the hard drive or it's a virus, worm, etc. I JUST DON'T KNOW! if anyone out there can help me please do! I am in dire need of help for this problem which is hindering me from working proficiently on my computer. THANKS!

gentos76
noobie

A:SERIOUS Folder options, search, and ext. drive accessibility problem!

hmm nice one , best gues this time would be that somehow the register got damaged
http://download.softpedia.com/dl/fe1...regtickpro.zip

scan before use , if it contains anything just delete it the program is regtick,
it is a program that lets you setup the register for security reasons , set it up what a "user " is allowed to do or not to do ,

this involved numerous " hiding " options

get this software and check if stuff is hidden yes or no .

, also the "explorer.exe is used to display data "
could you check
start - run then type eventvwr and press enter
the check the system option if there are any errors displayed in the tab if so let us hear the info

hope this helps a bit .

regards

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After noticing some issues with Libraries performing the way they should, I discovered that Indexing services are started, but Indexing Options in the Control Panel says that indexing is not running.
Suggestions are welcome.
KenKen Kimbrough

A:Indexing Service is started but indexing Options says it's not.

Seems to be related to the index. Go to Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Indexing Options and in the Advanced Options you click on Restore Defaults and also Rebuild Index. Click OK and then try to start the service.Blogging about Windows for IT pros at
www.theexperienceblog.com

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I have always un-ticked Indexing in XP Pro (to speed up overall system performance) and search/find worked by actually searching the hard drive/folder. But in Vista when I turn off Indexing, search does not work at all. It doesn't list any search results at all, it doesn't even attempt to search through the drive/folder. Is that normal?

A:Does Vista Require Indexing for Search to Work?

Hello Hammerdown,

Normally when you disable the Index in Vista, Vista will just default to searching with a non-index search. Check you search settings to see if they are similar to how it is set in the tutorial below to see if that is why you are not having any search results.

Search Options


This may be useful as well.

Advanced Search

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I read some comments indicating that enabling the indexing service for faster searches actually slows Windows down. I checked my two PCs and discovered that some of the disks have it enabled and other do not:
Desktop C-Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
Desktop D-Drive: Enabled (1.99 GB "Recovery" drive (?))
Desktop USB Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
Laptop C-Drive: Disabled (465 GB)
Laptop USB Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
The USB drives are used for Carbonite's mirror image backup.
 
Screen shots of the two laptop drives are in this Dropbox folder.
 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fkvb0yqpzh178ra/AAA8I2nHmvB7C2WQTu5z_1Fja?dl=0
 
Thinking they should all be the same, I chose one that had it enabled, the Desktop USB Drive, and unchecked that option. The disk started thrashing furiously. It continued for 20 minutes. The progress bar did not show any progress (completely blank).
 
Thinking I had made a mistake, I clicked the Cancel button and tried to exit. I got the same screen with the indexing option unchecked. Thinking I could recover by rechecking that option, I did and clicked OK. The disk started thrashing furiously as before and has been for abotu 20 minutes.
 
Questions:
Have I hosed that disk?
What should I do now?
Should I have this options checked or not for each of these drives?
Thanks
 
PS: What's with the 2KB attachment limit. I don't think I have any files that small!

A:Allow indexing service on hard drive and/or USB drive

- Don't worry. When you change the index setting then Windows must update the index(es) (again) and re-read the entire drive. That's causing the "thrashing".
- How many times do you use the search feature ? If you don't use the search funtion that much then you can disable it.
- Do you need to pull info from those backups regularly ? If not then I would disable indexing for the USB drives.

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As topic title says.

I have windows search disabled, but do find myself occasionally searching through emails, is it enough to just enable indexing in outlook or does it require the OS indexing also enabled.

A:does outlook indexing need windows search enabled to work?

You should be able to search (slower) with indxing turned off. Better yet, you can modify indexing to only search in specific places/for specific things. If you disabled windows search service, I don't know if you are able to search still. You should only need to deselect the harddrive/folders/files that you do not want to index.

Go to indexing options>modify to find where you can disable searching for specific things.

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Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Office Pro 2010. 32 bit Outlook. HP laptop.

This started with my searches in Outlook not working. I looked for solutions.
Here is my status and things I have tried:
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- Ran Office 2010 "repair" from control panel. Errors were fixed.
- Ran SFC. Errors were found in system files. But when I look at the log file, there are NO files listed as corrupt. Not sure what to do next on this.
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- I went to "Windows features" under Programs in Control panel. I did NOT turn off Windows search. I turned ON, Indexing service, with no impact.

Yes, I am frustrated.
Can anyone provide additional steps?

I am considering reinstalling and/or repairing Win 7 and Office 2010 from DVDs, if it would not be too disruptive of all my personal settings. Any thoughts on this? I have the DVDs for both with product keys.

Thanks!

A:Outlook search does not work - Indexing not working - tried many thing

Hi Itrip, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look through these websites to see if there is a solution there for you. The first one is for Outlook 2010, the second is for Outlook 2007 & the third is also for outlook 2010.

Outlook 2010 instant search not working

https://support.office.microsoft.com...rs=en-AU&ad=AU

Outlook 2010 Mail Indexing Not Working (Windows Search Email - Microsoft Community

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My indexing stopped. When I checked "Windows Search" service is in auto startup mode but it wasn't running.
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Please help. Without an ability to search my computer I am pretty much lost now.

A:Indexing doesn't work. Windows search service stopped

Can you clarify that please? Is Windows search enabled?

Regards....Mike Connor

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Hi!

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Thank you!

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I deleted all media files photos, videos, mp3s off the Vaio to save disc space, with the intent of accessing them off one of the NAS drives.

Problem is, Windows 8.1 photo app is not locating them. Music app neither. Seems to only be looking locally and at Skydrive.

Yet if I go to Windows media player it finds them on the NAS and builds a library of mp3s.

Drive is properly mapped as a network drive and browsable in file explorer.

Is there something I need to set in the apps, or is it an app limitation?

Thanks guys.

A:NAS drive not indexing

Originally Posted by dakeb


Hi I have a Sony Vaio connected by Wi-Fi to a BT home hub, which has two NAS drives connected to it by Ethernet.

I deleted all media files photos, videos, mp3s off the Vaio to save disc space, with the intent of accessing them off one of the NAS drives.

Problem is, Windows 8.1 photo app is not locating them. Music app neither. Seems to only be looking locally and at Skydrive.

Yet if I go to Windows media player it finds them on the NAS and builds a library of mp3s.

Drive is properly mapped as a network drive and browsable in file explorer.

Is there something I need to set in the apps, or is it an app limitation?

Thanks guys.



You might try adding those drives or folders from the drive to a Windows Library in order to see it from those Apps.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

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Windows key + F

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A:Solved: My Places Sidebar Has Icon Pointing To My Doc. on Non-existant Drive

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A:Windows explorer Search doesn't work for Google drive folder

I believe that is due to the Google Drive being non-local, ie: not on the PC, but on in the Google cloud.
 

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Newbie: Indexing Google Drive

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Looking at the original folder in explorer is lightning fast.

I've checked the indexing options and indeed the folder where my files are stored is checked as indexed. I can see my P: drive in the list, but clicking on the checkbox won't do anything.

Does anyone have any clues as to how I can fix this?

(Running Windows 7 just to be clear).

A:How do I turn on indexing for a SUBST'd drive?

HI,
welcome to sevenforums. There are many knowledgeable peeps around here. (I don't include myself). But here's my fix effort.

Things to try.
SYSTEM must have full permissions on the folder in question.
Add the path to the indexed locations.
Try rebuilding the index.

One of these may do the trick.

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A:Indexing Mapped network drive

you could check out this link it has quiet a lot of links and information about what you are trying to
achieve never had the nead for this so not to sure on the answer but I will look in to it for you I am at the CAB today so I will ask the main man how it is done.
 
Link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/afb904c1-1c61-4aae-b6b1-5cf525b9f8de
Kind Regards
 
computerTechGuy

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Hello,

I have searched this forum, and "the web" and cannot find a post that describes this problem - which I am amazed because I would have thought this had been encountered many time before and has a straightforward solution. I am assuming I have posted this in the correct section of this forum. Please do not get on a high horse if I have missed something. I am only asking for help and have got stuck.

I have downloaded and installed Windows 8 Pro yesterday. I have found the way to quickly get past the ghastly Metro interface back to a desktop by pressing Windows-D.

I want to be able to search GoogleDrive that is visible in the Explorer menu.

I have got as far as opening the Win8 "indexing Options" dialog and the various instructions I have found tell me to click on the "Advanced" button. However, that button has a shield next to it and clicking has no effect.

I have activated the "hidden" windows 8 Administrator account (with the help of other online information) and still I cannot select indexing options>Advanced button. The button again has a blue and yellow shield next to it - which I understood to mean I need administrator privileges to run that command / option - but I believe I am in the "Administrator" account when trying this. Maybe there is another "Administrator" account?

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A:Newbie: Indexing Google Drive

Hello Clive,

I also encountered this problem, but I found a solution. It is not an indexing problem, it's an security problem. Here is what I did to fix this:
1. Go to your Documents folder.
2. Right click the Google Drive Folder, select Properties.
3. Go to the Security tab.
4. Click on the Edit... button.
5. Click on the Add... button.
6. Type in "Users", click Ok, then Ok again, and Ok again. Now try and search, you should be able to now.

Here is a picture for better explanation and proof: (I used black marker to remove my username)



Hope this helps

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A:Indexing network drive files

There are a few ways to do this. I'm guessing you mean add a network drive location to a library.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

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I removed the tic option box so that this Indexing is turned off on the C: and all subfolders.

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Thanks for your help
 

A:Indexing Drive C: & subs at startup/

I don't think all that much of indexing either. All it does is allows your searches to complete a bit faster. But to do so it means that everything else is a bit slower. And as I know where most of my files are located, the rest of the computer bit is more important.
I've turned the index service off completely, and it doesn't affect me other than in searches.
 

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Hi all,

I've recently spent 2 days indexing an external hard drive and now the index has appeared to have gone, for most of that drive.

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2) if the answer to question 1) is yes, why can I not search all but the most recent files on this re attached drive?

Please help, as I don't want to re index each time I dis and re connect!

Thanks in advance,

Reggie.

A:indexing external hard drive

I think that you will find that...indexing is a vexing, troublesome feature and is disabled by many users because of this. It has not been demonstrated to produce any distinct advantage over not using it, IMO.

Louis

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A:Indexing problem on cloned drive

Check THIS PAGE  is windows search function CHECKED or unchecked?

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Originally Posted by gims


Windows 8.1 Search Charm doesn't search for shortcuts (.lnk) by default.
Does anybody knows how to make it do so?



Classic Shell search finds .lnk----

Can't help with Charms search.

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Hello, my Indexing Service is not working. The options are grayed out
Also my Windows Search service does not start. When I try to start it, I get these errors in the event log:

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Details:
The content index server cannot update or access information because of a database error. Stop and restart the search service. If the problem persists, reset and recrawl the content index. In some cases it may be necessary to delete and recreate the content index. (0x8004117f)"


2. "The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog. Internal error <4,0x8004117f>."

I'm totally lost as how to solve this problem. I spent hours on the web trying to find a solution, with no luck sofar. Anyone here who has a clue how to solve this one?

Emphyrio.

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Was this a clean install, or an upgrade from XP.
What sort of HDD arrangement.
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I have Win7 64 bit Professional and Outlook 2007. My C drive is raided and recently one of the Seagate 750 Gb drives was failing and so I've replaced that with a Seagate 1Tb Barracuda drive and ever since my indexing is not working. Tried all the solutions that have appeared including scanning the PC and none worked. For example when I try and turn on Windows Search I get a message along the lines of The Windows Search service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs.

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This is driving me nuts. Anyone that can help deserves a big chocolate fish.

A:Indexing stopped after Hard Drive replacement

Is this guy having the same problem as you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bUdfJHxxFY

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My question is...... could windows explorer be crashing because drive indexing is not enabled on the Windows7 box for this drive. If so, why did it just recently start doing it and why not on the XP box. Could something else be causing the problem? If indexing IS causing the problem, where are those indexing files stored...... on the system drive or on the external usb drive and how much additional space does this take up? What information is stored ... Read more

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Quote: Originally Posted by chasoscar


I have a 1TB Usb External drive that I use for backup storage with one partition and many large folder/directories containing my backups, music collection, pictures and movies. I have been using it with several different computers along with my main Windows7/32 box. I have the drive indexing option turned off on this drive because I have never felt the need to do so and have never had any problems using it with the Win7 box or my older(less powerful) Xp pro box until a few days ago. Recently when I tried to open any of larger folders, there is a progress bar that runs across the address bar at the top and this seems to take an awfully long time(several minutes) to complete and windows explorer has started crashing if I do not let this progress bar finish completely before trying to open any files.... the XP box has never done this (progress bar or crash) and opens the files immediately. It is very frustrating that my less powerful XP computer(with indexing off) handles the files from this external drive better than my Win7 box.

My question is...... could windows explorer be crashing because drive indexing is not enabled on the Windows7 box for this drive. If so, why did it just recently start doing it and why not on the XP box. Could something else be causing the problem? If indexing IS causing the problem, where are those indexing files stored...... on the system drive or on the external usb drive a... Read more

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On my desktop, I have my pictures folder mapped to an external harddrive. The pictures icon still shows under This PC, which is where I want it.

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Any ideas?

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Nevermind. It resolved itself after a reboot.

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I'm running Windows 81. on yoga 13. i5 processor with 4GB RAM.
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Windows upgraded via Windows Store.
Already tried to recover the Lenovo initial image and applied all updates, the issue still occur.

Thanks

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Hey everyone,

I've been having this problem for quite some time now and I am pretty sure this issue I am experiencing is caused by a buggy update but a want to be sure and I want to be able to fix it.

My problem is that the search charm doesn't work anymore for me! When I go to the charm, I no longer see the list of apps I used to when I got the computer. But the worst part is when I type the names of apps, settings, or files, none come up. This is not an indexing problem because search works fine in File Explorer.

If it helps, I'm using Windows 8.1 Preview (Build 9431)

Thanks!

A:Search Charm Broken!

Hello ComputingAgent,

Search has changed in Windows 8.1 versus Windows 8. For now, see if the tutorial below may help following the parts for Windows 8.1.

Search in Windows 8

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I've recently upgraded my computer and windows 7 to 64-bit and I just noticed that I can't search my documents on my network drive.  I've read the various posts about this on the net and the solution is either to live without it or turn on offline files.  I turned on offline files and told windows to rebuild the index and waited for it to complete and it's still not working.  I see in the indexing options control panel applet that "offline files" is in the "included locations" column.  Any ideas?

A:indexing mapped network drive w/ offline files not working

If you go to Control Panel>Indexing options, click on the Advanced button. There should be tabs for Index Settings, File Types and Add UNC Location. Add the path to the mapped network drive. Note: Some versions of Windows 7 don't seem to have this tab, for some reason.

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To start, I had done some damage to my laptop screen, and now I have to plug it into my desktop monitor. However, I screwed up big time when, while I couldn't see anything on either screen, I shut down the computer during a windows update. Ergo, my hard drive became corrupted.

But I thought I had everything under control; I managed to snag my files back with bootable Linux, hit the drive with DBAN, reformatted it with GParted, and reinstalled Windows 7. The system was running smoothly, and I just had to get my drivers back. However, once I began downloading drivers and installing them, the computer's pace just went to hell. It was somewhat minor at first, but within only a couple days it got worse and worse, functions took longer and longer, and now I'm very lucky if I can even log on. It seems like the computer has no idea where to find the right files.

I feel like I got way too ahead of myself and missed a step during the hard drive renewal process. I did not install a driver for the hard drive, but everywhere I looked, I saw that the motherboard controlled the hard drive, but I can't find anything on the Asus website that even remotely resembles the right driver.

I thought I had it all worked out, but clearly, I don't. Does anyone know what I could've done wrong? I'd post more information about my computer, but I'm not sure what might be needed here.
 

A:Potential (indexing?) problem with Asus laptop hard drive

What is the laptops make and model? Where are you getting the video driver from?
 

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The search charm is malfunctioning in a curious way. It's finding and displaying all the items it should, but when I click on any item in the search results, it won't open it. However, this only appears to be the case for Settings (Network settings, firewall, etc.) and Windows 8 apps (like news, settings, weather, etc.) Things like .docs, Word, File Browser, etc all work fine.

I've already tried the "Solve search and index", and it said there were no errors. Any ideas on a fix? It's really rather frustrating having to go through the control panel to quickly change settings.

A:Windows 8.1 Search Charm Issues

Hi Fast,
Welcome to the forums, try the second option in this Tutorial, run the command 3 times.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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Hi to all!
I' Andrew, I'm new here, I write from Italy and I found this beautiful forum after an unlucky experience in the Microsoft community where all the problems seems to be fixed only with a system restore.
 
I have an annoying but very small problem with my win 8.1.
After updating the system to win 8.1 if I try to search a control panel voice or a setting in the charm bar search, all of them are unclickable.
Few examples: add remove programs, ease of acces.... ALL the things with a gear icon or the ones in the control panel.
The control panel can be searced and clicked, opening it I can access to all the things and I can use the search in the control panel window (in desktop mode) without any issue.
 
I tried different things, asking in the MS community, to Vaio support (still waiting a second answer) but the answers are obvious and they seems Always standard. "Do a refresh" or do a restore...
As my system is on a preloaded Windows 8 with downloaded 8.1 from the store, as I use a 3g connection, I cannot accept to lose upgrades and other things for something that is a very stupid issue.
I also tried to reset the disk indexing service, I tried to find a problem in the registry but I found only that all uncliccable services in charm search, in the registry, have the name with #immutable1 at the end.
 
I want to find the problem and the solution, but, obviously, I will never use a method wich can be worst than the problem.
 
Befeore you ask:
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A:Search in Charm bar does not allow to click on settings

First off, get out of Metro and start using Desktop.  second your problem has nothing to do that you needed to use sfc /scannow.  Your problem is with the fact that Windows 8.x metro is just a Fubar'd interface.
 
Do like the majority and come over to the darkside, and start going back to using the Desktop.  I use Start-8, so that I get some extra features with what the standard desktop does not give you, along with Metromix.  Both from Stardock software.

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running window 8 pro and cant search for files from the search charm. apps and settings searches work great

A:search charm does not find files

Are all your personal user files detected in Windows 8? Also did you dual boot 8 with a previous Windows version or install over it?

And welcome to Eight Forums!

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I have re-phrased my question from previous post

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit Japanese version.

Hi,

As usual I connected my external drive and there are many Folders and File for quick work, in the search filed I typed the file extension of PSD (for Adobe image file) and it started opening PSD files in thousands(I had completely forgotten there are many). Any way by click right then from Property I found the Folder path and then opened the Folder I was looking for.

BUT.... during that process Windows asked me do I want to add in Index(hope my English is correct) I clicked Ok. After that I closed the folder exit window and tried to safely remove the external drive by clicking the Icon in the Task tray but it showed some program is using I must close that. However non of the window was opened even I checked through Windows Processor. I thought may be drive would be indexing and left it for some time but afterward when again I tried to remove safely the drive it showed it is being used. The drive's red light kept blinking while green stays. I did not want to remove by force but I was also afraid that if I keep drive open I might loose my data therefore, I turned off computer and disconnected the drive. But later when I connected again the red light started blinking.

My question is, The drive red light is blinking because there are so many files and it might be indexing? I can't think of drive got any problem because it was working fine, no sig... Read more

A:Windows Indexing on External drive got problem (re-phrased previous question)

Hello Ari,

Since it's an external drive, I would recommend to use Option Two in the tutorial below to turn off the index for it. Afterwards, see if you are able to safely remove it.

Index - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Dear friends hallo,

One day I noticed that the processes responsible for indexing were taking up too much process power. I noticed that this happened because I transferred my e-book collection to my PC. Windows was trying to index the contents of these massive pdf files. At the same time I realized that I had never tried to search the contents of a file. So I went through every file type and I changed its filter description to "File Properties Only".

If you go through this list, you will realize it is very big so the whole process took a long time to be completed. One day, after a Windows Update, the Indexing Options were reset (?). So I had to go through all this hassle again. If anyone knows the internals of Windows on this subject, I have the following questions:

-Which is the file that windows stores its indexing options? Can it be backed up and restored after the aforementioned incident? Is there any tool that I can use while Windows saves changes to this file, to locate the file in order to be able to answer questions like that in different situations?

-Is it possible to change the filter description of all file types alltogether and not one by one?

-Is there any documentation regarding the data format of these kind of files? In particular, is there a standard way that Windows store key-value pairs so a Windows API can be used to read/write the contents of such files?

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A:Indexing Options internals

Hi, suggest you see Indexing Options in the Control Panel
(Windows key + X, click Control Panel)

Please explore the options and post back any remaining queries.
Note:
1. Users (sthg there) must be indexed to support search in Settings.
2. Cortana 'My Stuff' search seems to be indexed items only

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I Can Included My Music But When I Type Music Name In Search Box. It No Result

But External Music & Music Is Complete Indexing .. All 3 Folder Locale In Drive E

PS. 1 Month Ago I Install New Windows On Drive C And No Format Drive D & E

A:Why I Can't Indexing Options to My Music ?

It is not clear to me what your problem is. Kindly explain in greater detail

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In Indexing Options, on the change/modify applet, there is a PREDEFINED entry for Windows Live Mail that points to the C:\...appdata... folder for indexing.

I've moved the mail store to a different drive and, obviously, that WLM entry in Indexing Options remains. I can see no way to DELETE that entry (or correlate it with where I HAVE moved the WLMail stores).

Yet, when I moved my favorites folder from C: to D:, Indexing Options HAS followed it to the new location. Nice and consistent.

Any suggestions on how to more closely manage the Indexing Options ENTRIES?

A:WLMail and indexing options

I think I get it.

The "Windows Live Mail" entry is simply the NAME of the FOLDER that's being indexed. I thought it was like a predefined entry like "Internet Explorer History". If you UNcheck the WLM folder tickmark, it immediately removes the WLM entry in the lower pane.

Then, selecting where your WLM store NOW is, will then add that to the lower pane.

User error (misunderstanding). Closed.

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A few days ago, I used to be able to see my two other drives in the left box. Where did they go?

I press the "Modify" button, and I get that Window on the right. What's that dp://{###....) folder?
Why are there certain folders that are excluded from indexing? I want them to be indexed, yet there is no option to fix that.

Now searching for files in the other hard drives takes forever and is very inconvenient.

A:What Happened To My Indexing Options?

You are going to have to look at the C:/ drive to see what that folder does. You will have to allow hidden System folders to show.

Indexing is by default to only search certain user folders, along with Program folders. Personally I do not like using it, because if it resumes while you are using the computer, it slows everything down.

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When I press the Start button and enter, say, "test" a word that is in many of my documents, nothing appears above as it used to with Vista.

Perhaps I have Indexing Options set incorrectly? (see attachment)

Suggestion please,

Thanks,

Kerry
Windows 7 Home Premium

A:W7 Indexing Options question

Mine shows IE also checked.

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Hello, I am trying to figure out how to fix up my indexing options for the search function. The indexing options control panel item indicates that 11,000+ items are indexed. I want to reduce this to speed up searching and indexing itself.

The indexed locations I have are:
Start Menu
Internet Explorer History
and something called oneindex://{s-1-5-21-blahblahblah



My Internet Explorer History is cleared. My start menu definitely doesn't have 11,000+ items, so the culprit must be the oneindex:// location. What is this and how can I remove it?






















  My System Specs
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OS Vista Ultimate x64

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Do all versions of Vista have Indexing Options? I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001) and someone suggested to me that since I am so very unorganized, especially my computer files, that I should run the Indexing Options and let my files be automatically indexed and it would speed up Vista. I have not been able to find the Index Options. Do I have it on Vista Home P.
sluggo1232

A:[SOLVED] Indexing Options

Hey sluggo123

The index option is in your Local Disk (C:) options

1. Select Start and select Computer

2. Right click Local Disk(C:) and select Properties

3. Check the Index This Drive For Faster Searching box

4. Check the Compress This Drive ToSsave Disk Space box

5. Select Ok and then select Apply To Sub Folders

This will now compress all your system and user folders however this does not mean that it will speed up your system. I do not use these options at all and my system is fast. To Index your system puts more process's onto the cache memory.


Regards




Craig

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When I open the indexing options in control panel, it does not list anything - says its "waiting to receive indexing status".
I located a "search" file in my directory with subfile "indexed locations" that lists literally everything on my computer including emails. Normally when I want to search for something on my hard drive I would not want emails to be included in the search. I also found "sticky notes" in that same subfile - is that where they belong??

I'd like to modify my search indexing but I can't get into the list of locations. Suggestions??

A:Can't modify indexing options

Ever find the solution to this one?

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I have been using Windows Index search for years. I have all my data in one directory on my D:\. I have set the indexing options to include this location and some others. Recently Windows has been dropping my selections and reverting to the default locations. I have reset my options, rebuilt the index and it works fine for a few days then I'll notice my search can't find things that I know exist. Upon checking the indexing options...there gone!

I have recently installed Bitdefender as my security software and I'm wondering if that has something to do with the problem. Maybe a Windows update?
I am using Windows 10 Pro with updates current.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

John

A:Indexing Options removed

I see some older reports about BD turning off indexing, and also see the Premium version has a performance optimization option. If those older reports are still true and you're using the latter, perhaps this is what is responsible?
HTH,
--Ed--

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Upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit to Windows 8 Pro, and all went well. However in the last few days I found that the search charm won't find most of my programmes any more. I type in the name, and it claims to find nothing, so I have to open an explorer window, navigate my way to the correct executable and start it there. Boring!

I read that a Windows update could cause this (kb2756872), so I uninstalled that one, but it made no difference, so I reinstalled it.

I also re-enabled Windows Indexing (off because I now have an SSD) and Superfetch (ditto). Still nothing.

Any solutions, anyone? Thanks!

A:Search charm does not find apps / programmes

not to be silly but are you first highlighting the icon of the location of where you want to search, I.E. apps, store,files etc?

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Please someone help before i go nuts. When i boot up now all of a sudden on my windows 8.1 desktop at the right hand corner the charms button to search pops in and it doesnt leave until around 2-3 minutes annoying, i cant do anything until it leaves. My son said that he leaned on top of keyboard and thinks maybe some keyboard shortcut activated. Searched everywhere but no help. hoping this site can help. I deactivated the charms thru the taskbar and rebooted, still the same. Please help.

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I'm sure Microsoft thought they were solving problems by completely changing the search functionality in Windows 8.1. However, I can't possibly be the only person who thinks they've ruined one of the best features of Windows 8, can I?

Before the upgrade, I could start typing in the Start screen, then select where I wanted to search (for example, I could click an app in the list to search within that app, or select files or settings etc.). Furthermore, apps would make use of the search charm, instead of having a search box on-screen all the time. This all made sense - a beautifully simple way to access the function in all apps. In 8.1 there are search boxes stuck on the screen in various locations. Two examples are: Mail, with the search box at the top of the list of emails on the left side, and Wikipedia, with the search box over on the right.

This elegant search function has been overhauled for the worse, IMO. Now, to search the Wikipedia app (for e.g.), I have to first load the app, and then search with the search box, which has added a step. And the universal search now brings up an annoying separate app with all the results across several areas for me to wade through.

OK, rant over. I'm sure many people actually like the new way, and that's fine. But is there any way to restore the old way without downgrading the OS?

I suspect I know the answer, but if one doesn't ask, one doesn't get :)

tmc

A:Change 8.1 search charm to behave like 8.0 version

I'm with you there. I have a Probook 4530s that I installed OS X Mountain Lion (and now Mavericks) on when I first bought it. I set up a hot corner in the lower left for launchpad, which makes it super easy to hover over in the bottom left corner (like Windows 8) and then start typing to find an application. Now in Windows 8.1 they've completely ruined it by now displaying search results in a (relatively) tiny column on the right hand side rather than using the ABUNDANT empty space on the left hand side that used to filter search results as you type.

Without this feature it makes it much more painful to search for an app/program to launch. Something that OS X got right, Windows copied, and then took away. I am NOT happy with this inconvenience.

If anyone knows how to restore filtered results on the left hand side of the screen as I type when searching for apps, PLEASE let me know!!!

P.S. Microsoft, if you're listening, I joined these forums JUST so I can complain about this and possibly find a fix. HINT HINT !!!

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I have been having problems with Windows Search. Out of the blue it just stopped working the way I was used to. (I may have been one of the few that had good results from it initially. I could type something in and voila, the results would pop up in seconds, almost always with what I wanted at the top of the list. Sigh.) I noticed in the indexing options/advanced, under file types there are hundreds of files being indexed, many of which appear to be graphics. Would these be slowing down the search? Is it possible to uncheck all the files and then just check the ones I most often use?

Thank you for your help.

Sasquatch Sis

A:Indexing Options-what files should be indexed?

Here is a tutorial by Brink that might help you with what you are trying to do.
Their are also many other tutorial at the bottom of that page that might be helpful.

Take you time, their is a lot of information.

Index - Add or Remove File Types

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Got a strange problem that popped up recently.

When I am in windows explorer and my drive letters are in the right side pane of the window...(IE clicking on My Computer in the left pane shows all drive in the right pane..) Instead of opening up that drive's folders, it pops up the search window.

Before I had just clicked on the drive and it expanded out and you could click on the files on that drive.

Anyone know what might cause this to change or what I can do to change it back?

Not a major issue, but it's puzzling as to how it got that way.

Thanks in advance...
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer-Clicking on Drive Letter opens up Search instead of Exploring Drive!

Download and run this fix.
 

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Hi,

I am in the process of doing a clean re-install of Windows XP for Home on my PC. I have 3 hard drives:

c: 200gb Maxtor SATA drive - bootable with Windows XP (existing Windows install)
d: 20gb Maxtor IDE drive - non bootable data drive
g: 160gb Maxtor IDE drive - bootable with the clean install of Windows XP for home on it

Windows is not seeing all the sizes quite right yet but I will tackle that when I have solved this major problem that follows:

If I boot from the C drive - I have no problems at all. Windows will see all the different drives as it should do, I can access them all and they all work fine.

When I come to boot the clean install on drive G windows changes the drive letters - G becomes C, D remains as D but the 200gb Maxtor SATA drive isn't seen at all and might as well not exist.

Disk Management within Windows is no help as it can't see the drive, Maxtor software MaxBlast 4 is also no help as it can't see the drive on this install either.

I have checked and rechecked the BIOS but have pretty much discounted any issues here as it clearly shows all 3 drives and all 3 drives are listed on boot up. It's just when Windows kicks in that I have the problem.

I guess it's a simple setting somewhere, but I am pulling out what little hair I have left trying to think what it is - so any ideas would be very gratefully received.

Thanks in advance and kind regards

Stuart
 

A:Hard Drive Bootup Problems, Help required - Windows not seeing new hard drive Options

Hi
This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
2. Use the 160g for apps installs.
3. Use the 200g for data.

This might get you past the bios/firmware/os/drive letter issue and make better use of the drives. The 20 isn't really good for storage anymore, but would be great for an os/system ute drive. It's performance is less than the other drives, but that's ok, most of the os will stay in ram anyway after boot, you won't make any real diff having a faster os drive.
You might want to place a pagefile on each drive so pageing can occur concurrently too.
 

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Most grateful for any help on this please.

I am having problems with Windows searching and am unable to find a lot of my pictures despite them definitely being there. I have followed on line suggestions and I've reached the Indexing Locations screen via control panel. On the indexed loactions screen (see screenshot) it is very obvious that the Pictures folder is not present under my folder structure. All other methods of accessing my folder structure show the pictures folder. I am assuming that this may be the cause of my search problems. How do I get the pictures folder to show so that I can reindex .

A:Indexing Options Pictures folder missing

I have found the problem. My pictures folder had moved into saved games. Next problem is why do I get that silly can't move because already open. One step forward etc

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I have 3 HP Windows 7 64 bit computers and something happened to all 3 computers in the same week to cause all folders to be deleted from the Indexing Options program.  I noticed this because Windows Media Player would not add any new songs from MY Music folder and all the Default Libraries in Media Player said "Unresponsive".  After some research I was able to restore the correct folders to the Indexing Options program and Media Player Default Libraries no longer say "Unresponsive" and Media Player is working okay.  My question is what happened to cause all folders in the Indexing Options program to be deleted?  The only changes I remember making to each computer was to download the new Amazon Music Program and install some Windows 7 Updates. 

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Hello, everyone. I'm new to Vista Forums and a new Vista user. I'm just getting used to Vista..

I went to tweak my indexing settings, and noticed something rather odd (and somewhat disturbing).

Under "Control Panel"-->"Indexing Options"-->"Advanced" button-->"File Types" tab, there are NO filetypes listed.

(see attached image)

How can I fix this?



Thanks!
Joe C

A:Advanced Indexing Options File Types GONE

Tried restore defaults?

click on the button and restart.



Keep us informed

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A week ago, a strange clicking noise befalled us whenever we attempted to boot the system. The BIOS welcome screen would run for much longer than usual, and then a message "No internal hard drive found." would display. We thought it would be a hard drive error and replaced it.

Now, however, placing in a bootable OS installation CD does not work! Whenever we try, the computer acts like there is no CD (although sometimes the CD does begin to spin), and says there is no boot device available.

I have tried a Ubuntu CD, a Windows Vista CD, a Windows XP CD, and none of them work. It does not matter what CD you put in; it does not work.

So what is the problem? Is it fixable? Was it the hard drive that broke?

The system is a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop.
 

A:Solved: After upgrading hard drive for Inspiron 5150 laptop, CD drive does not work

Never mind, everyone! It turns out, after I took it out and put it back in, it worked again. Maybe a connection problem... who knows.
 

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I everyone!! thank you so much for having me on this forum. I usually do everything possible before asking for help and this problem Im really out of ideas( I have a compaq presario f700 laptop that im trying to do a clean install in. It initially had vista but i decided to put win 7 over it through my usb portable drive (inside vista). It installed but I think it would be best to do a clean install cause vista hade soo much crap and info that i suspect is making win 7 slow.. and there is where I ran into problems.....

The dvd drive inside the laptop doesnt work at all and the usb portable drive only works inside the os but cant boot through bios. The bios doesnt give me an option to boot the dvd drive and make the clean install. The bios only has options like , "usb floppy" usb hardrive", usb diskette" but no "usb rom" option" and yes, I have tried every combination possible with no luck. The usb drive only works inside of windows so i have no idea why I can't boot with it.

I have read many hours on this issue but the main consensus i find is that my laptop just doesnt have that option to boot my usb drive. If this is the case, how am i gonna do a clean install aside from buying a new dvd drive for the laptop(which may not work) please any ideas would be greatly appreciated

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A:Can't install 7os. DVD drive wont work,bios doesnt support usb drive.

Are you under the impression you can't clean install over an old installation by running a Custom install from the old OS which will overwrite C? This is pretty close to a clean install in the sense it isn't an inferior Upgrade install which carries over Vista programs and settings.

However I'd first try to boot the installer. After writing the ISO to stick using a reliable app like UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive did you expand the USB Hard Drive choices to see if the stick is listed there as it often is? Did you try setting the HDD as first boot device in BIOS setup and then use the ESC key to display a boot menu, look for flash stick there, or expand USB HD choice there to see if USB is under that?

Did you try booting the USB DVD drive using the ESC menu, even trying the USB diskette choice to see if it will work?

If none of these work even after verifying the stick will boot successfully in another PC, then I would run the installer from the OS you have on there now, choosing C partition to do a Custom install. Afterwards your old OS will be stuffed in a C:\windows.old folder which you can save long enough to make sure you have everything then delete using Disk Cleanup.

Other tips here are the same for retail to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Unfortunately my hard drive failed when I was out of town and had to have my family take it in. I had backup files I created with the spotmau program that had both the C and D drive letters. I now only have a C drive listed and am unsure what to do. I am not very experienced with the deep end of the partion stuff. I have been using the laptop for a month now and have transfered as much of the fileinfo that they were able to save. I don,t want to do a restore if it will mess up what I have now but I am concerned that I will not be able to save properly for recovery later. I am trying to get to a point that I can create a hd image to save for the next crisis. I have a 320GB HD in the Laptop and a 500GB external drive That I would like to create the image on and then set to the side for that day when I have to restore to a new HD again. I am looking for some guidance so that I will have the ability to do this stuff myself. The HD hardware is not reliable as you folks probably already know. Even with the warranty it still costs alot of money. Thanks in advance for your help. Beryla

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I recently bought a faster 2TB hard drive to replace my old 1TB 'games' hard drive. Unfortunately, the software that came with the drive (Seagate Disc Wizard) will not clone my 'games' hard drive onto the new hard drive. Every time I try the clone, the software tries to reboot the PC, thinking that I'm trying to clone the OS onto the new drive, and I'm not.

Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?

A:Can't clone a new drive; can copy and rename drive letter work?

When cloning software asks you to reboot it's because they notice that some of the stuff you want to clone is used by Windows somehow. Even if you were just copying files or whatever. Maybe Steam was active or some kind of background program.

Anyway, in case that utility is just dumb, you can try with the program I use all day, EaseUs Partition master. Once installed, just clik on Wizard and then on Clone disk wizard, follow the wizard and you're set. Click on Apply when ready.
In case it asks for a reboot, let it do so (it takes a bit of time for so big drives though, so do it when you have something to watch on TV or whatever). If you selected the right drives in the wizard it won't screw with C, maybe it just needs everything to be sleeping while doing its job.






Quote:
Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?


Yes it will work fine. FastCopy is an utility that will help you transfer so much data quickly and efficiently (more than copy-paste), and can check that all files were copied successfully (just to be sure), and stop/begin again the transfer without a lot of fuss.

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I was given a pc (asus K8N-E) the problem is that although it powers up, mobo light works cpu fan spins and system fan spins front panel lights work, the hard drive and optical drive wont power up unless i disconnect the IDE cables, when disconnected the hard drive spins and the light on and drawer on the optical drive work. its as if the IDE is somehow disabled, i have tried different cables but to no avail any help appreciated.
 

A:Hard drive and optical drive only work when IDE cables are disconnected

hi

check that the cables are plugged in the right way round, the red stripe on the cable goes next to the power socket on the device and the board is usually marked pin 1 or has a dot on it.

does it happen when you plug in a single device or only when you plug in both.

are you using seperate cables or are you putting both devices on the same cable.
 

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i am one of the many people having many issues with the indexing issues with windows 8.1. sadly my Windows.edb grows to a massive size every so often. i end up rebuilding the index often, but it is just a "band-aid" fix that is annoying. strange that microsoft has released updates for 8 and server 2012 but not 8.1!

"To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2836988 for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012."

well that doesn't work for 8.1 unfortunately.
i have set my set my Windows Search service to automatic delayed start (it was set to just automatic)
i did a SFC /Scannow the other day, with no issues coming up

one thing i do know is that i have added/removed/changed various file types for indexing (and the properties/file contents settings), so something i have been thinking about is trying to reset these file types to their default state. i'm not sure if this has anything to do with the file types in the other parts of the control panel, where you select which programs will open what.

so i am looking for a way to reset: Indexing Options > Advanced > File Types (Tab)

i know that these are not reverted to default state when you rebuild the index because i see file types i have added in this section.

any help would be much appreciated. it seems like i'm constantly re-indexing! (and yes, i do use the search service and would prefer to not disable it - as much as it drives me crazy)

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Hello,

I'm trying to add folders in the indexing options by using either registry or command lines. This is for an unattended silent install.

Any ideas ?

Thanks.

A:add folders in indexing options using registry or command line?

This might help. Go to Start and type in indexing then go to indexing options.

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Dear Forum,

I am in the process of checking that my devices and that when i go to my control panel - when i go to select - Indexing options - it will not let me.

It will let me operate all the rest of the items - but just that button.

I have operated SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - and there was no result.

can anyone suggest any fixes?

A:Control Panel - Indexing options - button not operational

Hi ,
A little more information will be helpful.
What is happening after you click it?

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My husband added a 2nd hard drive to our computer, and since then, we've had issues with our CDrom drive. For awhile, it would just throw fits sometimes, like not opening or not reading a disc. However, now we can't get it to open at all. The light comes on and it makes noise like it's going to open, but it doesn't. Any suggestions? Oh, and I tried reinstalling drivers already but that didn't work.
 

A:Added new hard drive, now CDrom drive won't work

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I have a HP Pavillion a200n, windows XP

i installed a dvd rw drive afterwards the original cd rw drive is no longer being recognized by my computer. The cd rw drive was (E and the dvd rw drive was (F I switched the connector cable and the cd became (F and dvd became (E Either way only the DVD rw works. Can you help me?
 

A:original cd rw drive does not work after installing expansion dvd rw drive

You didn't mention the jumpers. How did you set them?
 

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Hi There!

I have two physical disks in my notebook, one simple partition each, BitLocker encrypted. Drive C:, which is my system drive and drive D:, for some media stuff.
Windows Version is Windows 10.0.10586 x64

I have configured VSS to use the "Previous Versions" feature in case I accidentally delete or overwrite a file. I did this on my Win7 install to and it saved my butt at least three times.
Anyway, I am IT Tech and I usually know what I am doing. VSS is running (Volume Shadow Copy Service set to "Manual"), snapshots are there but when I right-click on a modified file (or on the root of the disk) and click "Previous Versions", my D: drive correctly displays the existing snapshots, on my system drive C: there is always a "There are no previous versions available" message. But, when I click the "System Restore..." button, I get a list with my snapshots, so I guess I could restore my system.
Googling around I was not able to find a solution, not even a hint. I am hoping for help here.

Here is the output of vssadmin. As you can see, configuration seems to be ok and the two manual snapshots are there on both drives. For the moment there is no system restore point, but it does not work with snaps created by them either.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>vssadmin List ShadowStorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
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A:Previous Versions does not work on system drive but second drive

I have tried to create a symbolic link to the shadow copy and this actually works, not really as expected, but basically it does.

C:\>mklink /d c:\shadow \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17
symbolic link created for c:\shadow <<===>> \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17

C:\>dir shadow
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow

File Not Found

C:\>dir "shadow\Users\My Name\AppData"
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow\Users\My Name\AppData

06.01.2016 14:38 <DIR> Local
03.01.2016 14:09 <DIR> LocalLow
06.01.2016 23:45 <DIR> Roaming
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 201.821.536.256 bytes free

I mounted a snapshot from my C: drive (remember, I do not get any Previous Versions in the GUI).
It works. I cannot see any files or folders from the root of the drive. When I try to access the "C:\shadow" folder from Windows Explorer I get an access denied error.
But I can browse and read all sub-folders of the mount and I can create the link directly to a sub-folder as well.

Seems to me like a bug in the Previous Versions GUI?

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Hi There!

I have two physical disks in my notebook, one simple partition each, BitLocker encrypted. Drive C:, which is my system drive and drive D:, for some media stuff.
Windows Version is Windows 10.0.10586 x64

I have configured VSS to use the "Previous Versions" feature in case I accidentally delete or overwrite a file. I did this on my Win7 install to and it saved my butt at least three times.
Anyway, I am IT Tech and I usually know what I am doing. VSS is running (Volume Shadow Copy Service set to "Manual"), snapshots are there but when I right-click on a modified file (or on the root of the disk) and click "Previous Versions", my D: drive correctly displays the existing snapshots, on my system drive C: there is always a "There are no previous versions available" message. But, when I click the "System Restore..." button, I get a list with my snapshots, so I guess I could restore my system.
Googling around I was not able to find a solution, not even a hint. I am hoping for help here.

Here is the output of vssadmin. As you can see, configuration seems to be ok and the two manual snapshots are there on both drives. For the moment there is no system restore point, but it does not work with snaps created by them either.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>vssadmin List ShadowStorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For... Read more

A:Previous Versions does not work on system drive but second drive

I have tried to create a symbolic link to the shadow copy and this actually works, not really as expected, but basically it does.

C:\>mklink /d c:\shadow \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17
symbolic link created for c:\shadow <<===>> \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy17

C:\>dir shadow
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow

File Not Found

C:\>dir "shadow\Users\My Name\AppData"
Volume in drive C is System
Volume Serial Number is E2ED-A141

Directory of C:\shadow\Users\My Name\AppData

06.01.2016 14:38 <DIR> Local
03.01.2016 14:09 <DIR> LocalLow
06.01.2016 23:45 <DIR> Roaming
0 File(s) 0 bytes
3 Dir(s) 201.821.536.256 bytes free

I mounted a snapshot from my C: drive (remember, I do not get any Previous Versions in the GUI).
It works. I cannot see any files or folders from the root of the drive. When I try to access the "C:\shadow" folder from Windows Explorer I get an access denied error.
But I can browse and read all sub-folders of the mount and I can create the link directly to a sub-folder as well.

Seems to me like a bug in the Previous Versions GUI?

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Hi, I don't use Windows search normally, but today had reason to look for Indexing Options in the CP. No sign.
Yes, things are being indexed. Yes, the service is running.

So could I invoke Indexing Options some other way?
control.exe srchadmin.dll
- nothing.

Now when I looked for srchadmin.dll, I only found this in Windows.old. Really?

control.exe <path to windows.old...>\srchadmin.dll opened indexing options.

I'm puzzled.. is this dll missing a consequence of having done an in place upgrade install?

Thanks!

A:Indexing Options vanished (after 10586 in place repair install?)

Are you looking for this?

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I did a search for files on my C: drive, but the results include D, and F


it says something like

IMG23423.jpg In F:\Pictures

A:I search c: drive, but results for D and F drive show up??

Click on C first and it shows in the search box,

then it will only search C instead of everywhere.

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Hello,

I have built a new computer using a Hero VIII motherboard and installed Windows 7 Pro 64bit (OEM) onto a SM951 M2 drive.
Computer spec:-
Asus Hero VIII Motherboard,
Intel 6700K
16 Gbyte Ram
Samsung SM951 M2 drive for OS
2 off Asus DRW-24F1MT drives
2 off Seagate 2TByte HD's
Sandisk 256GByte SSD
Asus GTX960 Graphics Card

Windows was installed from one of the DVD's them using a modified installation disc created with the Asus EZInstaller and appeared to install OK. Windows installed in UEFI mode (disc partition GPT).

Now I am starting to install software but have hit a problem when installing fron a CD or DVD - installing from a USB drive works OK.

When I insert a DVD or a CD to install any programs the drive LED light flashes for a moment, but Autoplay does not run.

NOTE: Autoplay does run OK when a USB drive is inserted or even when a USB 2TByte external disc drive is inserted - it just does not work when a CD or DVD is inserted in the drive.

Now here's the strange thing....

Selecting "Computer" from start menu or opening Disc Management while a DVD is inserted will get the drive running and autoplay will open.
The same applies to music CD's - they will not start Media player until either "Computer" or Disc Management is opened.

Also, perhaps even stranger, inserting a USB drive while a DVD or CD is in the drive will get the DVD drive running and autuplay will open - actually 2 instances of it open - one for the USB drive and one for... Read more

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Hi everyone

Out of the blue if try to use the A drive, I get a message which reads "no disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c:

Is the drive dead? I scanned for spyware & viruses (spyware doctor and AVG - both updated) and nothing showed up. What can I do to rectify this? My CD & DVD drives work fine.

XP home, P4 1 gb ram

Anyone HELP!

Thanks

Larry (Moreproblems)
 

A:Solved: Floppy drive (A drive)won't work

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Hello,

I have built a new computer using a Hero VIII motherboard and installed Windows 7 Pro 64bit (OEM) onto a SM951 M2 drive.
Computer spec:-
Asus Hero VIII Motherboard,
Intel 6700K
16 Gbyte Ram
Samsung SM951 M2 drive for OS
2 off Asus DRW-24F1MT drives
2 off Seagate 2TByte HD's
Sandisk 256GByte SSD
Asus GTX960 Graphics Card

Windows was installed from one of the DVD's them using a modified installation disc created with the Asus EZInstaller and appeared to install OK. Windows installed in UEFI mode (disc partition GPT).

Now I am starting to install software but have hit a problem when installing fron a CD or DVD - installing from a USB drive works OK.

When I insert a DVD or a CD to install any programs the drive LED light flashes for a moment, but Autoplay does not run.

NOTE: Autoplay does run OK when a USB drive is inserted or even when a USB 2TByte external disc drive is inserted - it just does not work when a CD or DVD is inserted in the drive.

Now here's the strange thing....

Selecting "Computer" from start menu or opening Disc Management while a DVD is inserted will get the drive running and autoplay will open.
The same applies to music CD's - they will not start Media player until either "Computer" or Disc Management is opened.

Also, perhaps even stranger, inserting a USB drive while a DVD or CD is in the drive will get the DVD drive running and autuplay will open - actually 2 instances of it open - one for the USB drive and one for... Read more

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I want to use an imaging program to backup my system drive, for example EaseUS Todo Backup (free). My C: system drive is an MBR type (NTFS) of less than 500GB. I was figuring my backup drive to be a similarly sized (slightly larger just in case) partition on a 4TB external drive, which necessarily is GPT type (also NTFS).

In my forum browsings I found some comments saying imaging an MBR to a GPT drive could be a problem if one wants to boot from the GPT. Does this problem apply in my case where I would be booting from the Rescue Disc (WinPE), then restoring from the image on the GPT partition?

Would there be no problem with restoring the image in these 2 possible situations?:

My original MBR C: drive is ok, I just need to restore my system to a previous state. Therefor, image on the GPT drive is being transferred to the C: drive which is MBR.

or

The original MBR C: drive has failed. I get another hard drive, I suppose format it as GPT for consistency/better compatibility? Then restore from the image.

I haven't gone through a recovery procedure before, so perhaps I'm misunderstanding something fundamental? Thanks for any insight!

A:image an mbr drive to a gpt drive will work when using WinPE?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ericzang


...... My original MBR C: drive is ok, I just need to restore my system to a previous state. Therefor, image on the GPT drive is being transferred to the C: drive which is MBR.........


You can restore the image present on the GPT drive. It would not matter whether the image is on a GPT drive or MBR drive.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by ericzang


.......The original MBR C: drive has failed. I get another hard drive, I suppose format it as GPT for consistency/better compatibility? Then restore from the image........


No, you cannot restore an MBR image onto a GPT drive since GPT has a different partition structure.
Also Booting is only supported for 64-bit editions on UEFI-based systems. (Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008)

Further while the PC is in UEFI mode, the Windows PE version must match the PC architecture. A PC in 64-bit UEFI firmware mode can only boot 64-bit versions of Windows PE. A PC in 32-bit UEFI firmware mode can only boot 32-bit versions of Windows PE. On PCs that support both UEFI mode and legacy BIOS mode, you may be able to run 32-bit Windows PE on a 64-bit PC by changing BIOS menu settings from “UEFI mode” to “BIOS mode”, assuming the manufacturer supports legacy BIOS mode.

Windows and GPT FAQ (Windows Drivers)

UEFI_Firmware

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I have a Compaq Armada 7800 laptop, running Win XP Pro. I was trying to get a GPS receiver to work, which plugs into the PS2 port. It didn't work. After I disconnected it, I noticed that the mouse (built-in pointing device) was acting really strange. Whenever I'd move the cursor to somewhetre, it would jump to some other location. I couldn't get it to stay where I put it for even a fraction of a second. Rebooted; same problem. So I connected a regular mouse (via the PS2 port) and it worked fine. But I noticed that the built-in one didn't move the cursor. (On previous occasions, with the external mouse connected, the built-in would also work.) Finally, when I disconnected the external mouse, the pointing stick just wouldn't work. Several reboots later, same condition.

If anyone can tell me what's going on here, and - more importantly - how to fix this situation, I'd really appreciate it.

Oh yeah, I tried to access the BIOS by pressing F10 during bootup (like the user manual says to do), but that didn't work. Any help here would also be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop pointing device suddenly doesn't work

Will it work in safe mode?
 

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I wish to have my entire "My Documents" library mirrored in Sky Drive, but it seems that I have to physically drag the content s to the Sky Drive folder.

Is there a way to do it automatically?

A:Sky Drive options.

It has to in the skydrive folder for the sync to work. You can change the my documents structure around so its inside of the skydrive folder and just change then library links to include the new location.

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Good evening,

I hope someone can help. A couple of weeks ago I updated my computer. Now the cd and dvd drive don't work and I lost sound. I admit I hadn't updated my computer for fear something like this would happen. I went into the Device Manager and saw that both drives have the yellow tirangle next to them. The error code I get is code 39: "the driver is missing or corrupted" I went to the Microsoft website for help. I went though all of their fixes for this error and nothing helped. I'm told I may have to reinstall my operating system, something I don't look foward to at all. any help that would fix this would be appreciated.

I also tried the reg.edit, xp_cd_dvd_fix and a few others but nothing helped.
 

A:Solved: cd drive and dvd drive won't work

1. Click on START button, the click on RUN.

2. Enter REGEDIT and press Enter.

3. When REGEDIT starts, open up the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.

4. After clicking on {4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
"Upperfilters"
"Lowerfilters"
Click on each of them, press DELETE and click YES.

Or you can download this reg file to do the same thing. Or CDGone Variant if the other didn't work or you once had Roxio.

If that doesn't do it, remove the devices from Device Manager and reboot.
 

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Hello, I'm having problems loading certain games, it started happening after i installed a game, but i had a power cut and when i turned the pc back on, it kept restarting, i managed to fix that, But ever since i tried to install that game, both my drivers only play certain Cds/Games? I can play Sims 1, but not something like... brothers in arms earned in blood?
it worked before.

Since the restart thing that i fixed, i've reinstalled my Pc three times.
but still they do not work.
Help please!
 

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I'm using Windows Vista. When I go to control panel >indexing options it says "indexing is off." everything is blank. There are no 'Included Locations.' The Modify and Advanced buttons are grayed out. So the only thing I can do is click 'Close.'

When trying to start Windows search in Services.msc it says, ,"Windows could not start the local search on local computer. For more information review the system event log."

I did a tutorial:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/85...h-service.html

However I was not able to complete it because of one thing. I was unable to find "gathrprm.txt" and "schema.txt" they are supposed to be here in the config folder: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Config.

it says that they if are not in the folder to do a search on the computer. I did it and couldn't find the files anywhere. I also tried to find the files on the Internet to download, but can't find them. I also couldn't find anyone else with the same problem.

No one could help me at pcpitstop and I just don't know what to do. Maybe someone could make a copy of their files and send them to me? I think my email address might be in my profile, otherwise contact me for it. That would greatly be appreciated.

What I just don't understand is why these files aren't on my computer, and they are on everyone else's. You would think I would find at least someone with the same problem.

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A:Search indexing is off, I need this on, can anyone help?

Click to open Administrative Tools.

Double-click Services. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

In the Services dialog box, under Name, double-click Windows Search.

In the Windows Search Properties dialog box, click Stop, then click Start, and then click OK.

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I have disabled Search Indexing under folder options in control panel but I still have a process called "SearchIndexer.exe" using a decent amount of resources - what should I do?

A:Search Indexing

Why someone in his right mind would want to disable search indexing is beyond me. Do you understand you are trying to disable the single most useful feature of Windows 7?

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I take it Windows 7 doesn't have this feature and if it does can it be turned off?

Just that when I turned it off in Vista I noticed a performace boost when booting up and loading up programs.

A:Search Indexing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot


I take it Windows 7 doesn't have this feature and if it does can it be turned off?

Just that when I turned it off in Vista I noticed a performace boost when booting up and loading up programs.



Search is located in cpanel indexing. You can turn it off or modify its searches there. Its a valuable tool and if you turn it off the gain will not be that large. Try limiting the folders searched and what to search (just have it search titles not contents)

good luck and let us know if you need help
ken

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I have done this both ways but never really did any testing as to which way is best. Here is the question.
Is it better to have one larger hard drive with a partition for OS and apps or have 2 hard drives one smaller one for OS and apps and one larger for everything else?
At present have 2+ hard drives in all systems ( mostly used scavenged from old systems).
Just looking for opinions. Cost is not a factor.
Thanks for any opinions.
GrandPops
 

A:Hard drive options

I prefer the 2 drives option. With your data on the 2nd drive. So that if one goes down, u have at least some of your stuff!

However with RAID being standard on most motherboards now >1 drive with RAID is becoming the norm for performance and or safety.
 

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When I go to the CD/DVD Drive properties and click on the Autoplay tab and choose the "Blank CD", the option to "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" has dissapeared from the list of options and I am trying to put it back but I don't know how
 

A:CD/DVD Drive autoplay options

Hi, For the Blank CD item:

If you have a checkmark in "Prompt me each time to choose an action"> then, that is the only option and the others are "greyed out" , so I guess you have the mark in "Select an action to perform"....

The option to do with files in Explorer is> "Open writable CD folder using Windows Explorer", (not what you had posted.) Are you meaning that option does not show?

(There aren't any files to Explore on the blank disk).

When the Writable CD folder opens, it's empty...you then drag and drop files or folders into it, which places what look like shortcuts in the folder....but, when you click on "Write these files to disk", those files etc will be copied to the CD...

For the item "Music files"> One of the options is "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" were you thinking of when you have "Music files" showing in the drop down list?

You have to move the mark to "Select an action to perform" to get the Restore Defaults button to activate...then, click that, and see if you have the Explorer option again.
 

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Hi, Ive uploaded a Video on to my One Drive and as i opened the video after uploading i noticed a few icons at the top. I was curious to know what is the 3rd icon next to the Delete icon.
It looks like an Air Balloon with a circle at the bottom.

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I just picked up Costco Top of the Line pre-built DELL 17-R Laptop Came with I-7 3612 QM Processor quad core decent cannot complain. Along with 8-GB of DDR-3 1333MHZ RAM.
down side it only has what I would assume built into mother board Video card. So I cannot do to much here unless I took out the motherboard altogether not going to go there to much head ache and money as the highest resolution I have is the 1600 /900. I am not a gamer so not a huge deal really. I am a speed freak through I like programs and Boot times as quick as possible.
So really the only Up-grade I for see to turn this machine into a whole new beast , is to Dump the mechanical HD which I am sure is only a 5400-RPM not even a 7200- RPM not night and day difference between those two anyway.
MY QUESTION IS there on the market out there anywhere any type of PCI Drive or something that would plug into one of the 3.0 USB inputs kind of Drive to replace the super slow 5400 RPM Drive.
On my last Costco Laptop I did an up-grade to the Crucial 256-GB SSD KIT of which specs at something like 500-mb to 550 mb READ / Write Times. Which was fantastic way fast programs opened and closed instantly nearly along with 8 to 10 second full Boot times.
I was just wondering if there was something else out there on the horizon , That is even a step above this Crucial Kit I installed. AS If it is my only option I will go with it again on this system.
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I am getting Ready to pull The Trigger on a new SSD Drive for my DEll Insperion 17-R I picked up from Costco.
I got it for $ 799.00. With ( I-7 3612 QM 2.10 GHZ Processor , )
along with ( 8-GB of DDR-3 - 1333 MHZ RAM )
The only hold back now is the Mechanical 5400-RPM Hard drive. My last system I purchased I did the same up-grade only I purchased the Crucial 256-GB SSD- KIT of Which came with a Dongle with the USB to SSD Transfer Kit along with a software CD Disc, of which made it all very simple to Transfer.
MY QUESTION : Is I am looking at going with the NEW Faster OCZ VERTEX SSD Drive this time around and it looks like it just comes with the SSD Drive , NO- Transfer Dongle , not sure if Software Disc is included. SO I was just wondering how the process is done in this Case.
As far as Transferring all the Data on my Current hard drive over to the NEW OCZ SSD Drive exactly what does the process entail to do this all. Do I just plug and play. uninstall the 5400-RPM Drive and install the new SSD Drive and then what. Or is there another step required prior to doing the install. Please help? with the process. It sure was nice the way Crucial had it all set up with that transfer Kit. I still have the Kit from Crucial I used to install it on my other laptop of which I sold to my friend. Any help greatly appreciated.



Wes
 

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Hi everyone,

Can you please help me figure out how to fix my "search bar" Sorry, I do not know the name of it but I included a picture. I just reformatted my laptop and now it does not work the way it did before. I used to type msconfig, device manager, and cmd.exe then "enter" and these applications open up. Now, as you can see on the picture, it does not show device manager anymore. My search indexing is on, see picture. I would really appreciate a hand. Thanks.

s7ven,

A:Search Indexing problem

Hello s7ven,

This may be able to help. Check through the items in the NOTE boxes to see if setting those settings may be able to help.

Search in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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is it possible to turn off search indexing on all drives?
 

A:Turn off search indexing

No, the search indexing can NOT be turned off.
 

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Well I have a problem!
Apparently the Windows Search Indexing thing stopped working sometime this morning and now I can't seem to fix it.

Symptoms: systems slows down and takes its sweet time while deleting files/folders and creating files/folders, Windows Search service doesn't want to start and keeps giving me the "Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified".

I already tried the Tutorial but that didn't work. I created the Config folder in the proper place and copied the 2 necessary files but still no solution.
So short of re-installing windows is there anything I can do to fix this?

A:Search Indexing Problem

Hi Bronquites,

Since this happened only recently, you might consider doing a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem. This tutorial will show you how to if needed.

System Restore - How to

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is it possible to use windows search as a regular search tool; so without the indexing part? I tried some non microsoft tools, i read this article

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Improve-Windows-searches-using-the-index-frequently-asked-questions and
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744686(WS.10).aspx, but they still index the files. That means that you wont be able to find youre files when they are not indexed. Correct
me when i am wrong.
So my question; how can i find my files when they are not yet indexed(just like the old search companion did)

A:windows search without indexing

Hi,
By default, you should be able to search filenames in non-indexed locations. To search file contents in non-indexed locations tick this option:
Control Panel -> Folder Options -> Search Tab -> Always search file names and contents.
You should in theory then be able to stop the indexer or remove your indexes and still search for anything, but, of course, it would be very slow.
A few people (me included) have reported many issues with searching, so you may or may not find this works as expected.
Without the indexer, you might not be able to search file contents for all file types, (i.e., non text formats) I haven't tried that.
Cheers,
Rob

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Hi guys,

I know we've beaten this one a lot before, but I have some questions.

I've just moved to 8 as my primary OS, and I love it, but I'm having the same search issues I've had in windows before.

Now, before you say, "Install blah de blah third party search app!", Please know, I don't want to do that. I don't like opening one application to search files. I want to be able to search from my file explorer. Sorry, I'm stubborn, and I like things to work in a specific way. I hate the idea of having to open an app to search for files.

So that brings up a few questions.

Firstly; I've found that if the index is turned off, I don't have search issues. I can search any drive and find my files. I'm wondering if there is a reason for this, if there is a fix, and if not:

- is there a way to disable the windows message that "searches might be slow because index is not running"? I'm fine with no index, if I can search my damn files as a result, but I hate that message.

Next up; as to third party search replacers; is there ANY way to simply replace the search in windows explorer with another app? Probably not, but if so, I would love to find out about it.

And finally - is there a goddamn way to make the index work properly? Yes, I realize it's always been screwy, but I've seen it work just fine on many old systems of mine.

Input appreciated. Thanks!

A:Search indexing questions, again

Since I don't use the same 'language' I can't form a suitable response.

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Whenever I buy a TV show or movie, I put them in the correct partition (T: for TV shows and M: for Movies), and rename them so I can easily search for them.

For example, I've got the 1st episode of the 1st season of "Through The Wormhole" named as:
Through The Wormhole S01 E01

I used to just be able to type that into the search box and it would give me the exact result.

I recently split all my media across 2 hard drives and reinstalled Windows - now I cannot search for anything in the M: and T: drives.

Can anybody help?

A:Search Not Indexing Partitions

Control Panel | Index Options | Modify button

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