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Microsoft Indexing makes mouse pointer jump

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    Microsoft Indexing makes mouse pointer jump

    My OCZ Agility 3 SSD started to fail and temporarily I have replaced it with a Crucial MX100 SSD, whilst the RMA is being dealt with.

    I had multiple copies of Windows 8 on the old SSD managed by Bootit Bare Metal and I copied these to the replacement SSD. Now when I start Windows 8 with new SSD the mouse pointer keeps jumping and a little blue circle appears by it.

    If I go to the Task Manager and stop the Microsoft Windows Search Indexer the mouse stays still and behaves normally.

    Is there a better way to avoid this problem?

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    Open Folder Options and turn on "Show Hidden Files" & "Show hidden System Files" and check the file under:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb. This is the index files for Windows Search. If the file is too big in size then that would cause problem indexing. If it's too big, you can delete and let Windows Search rebuilt it but you first have to turn off the Windows Search Service.

    Pesonally, I dont use Windows Search that often so I have the Service turn off and delete the Windows.edb. However, I use a small search engine: Everything Quich Search which is small, compact and does very good job, the result of the search comes back almost instanly.
    Here's the link: Everything Search Engine
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    Brilliant, thank you very much
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