"Find Files and Folders" function not finding files

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Old 03-17-06, 10:24 AM
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"Find Files and Folders" function not finding files

I use Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and when I open the Start Menu and go to Search and highlight Find files and Folders, and I type

the name of the file that I try to search for on my computer and click Search, I get a popup window that says, "Unexpected error. Action

could not be completed."

If anyone could help me resolve this problem, I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
 
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Old 03-19-06, 12:45 AM
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Here are two possibilities for you:
  • You disconnected an external drive from the system simply by unplugging it after the system started. The system tries to access a device that it knows about, but doesn't work or isn't there.
  • The search starts and after a pause produces the message. There might really be a file system error on the last searched drive in this case.
 
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Old 03-19-06, 07:52 PM
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Here is what Microsoft says about the problem and how to solve it. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=816665

Hope this helps.
 
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