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Metro Search in Win 8.1 acting strangely

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    Metro Search in Win 8.1 acting strangely

    When I try to open a file by using Metro Search, let's say "Device Manager", and then click on Device Manager, I get a pop-up box that says:

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    And note the reference is to E drive which is my external USB Backup drive! And all this just started last couple days.

    Anyone have any idea what is going on? Once this happens, I can unplug my external drive and it still happens. I can cure it by using a System Restore back 3 days but then as I begin to use it, it will work okay without the external drive attached. However, when I re-attach the external drive, the problem comes back.


    BTW, Explorer Search from the Desktop Search box works fine.

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    Well, I'm very glad to see that no one else is having the same problem since I got no responses. After trying many solutions, I have been successful in minimizing the occurrence of the problem but it still occurs occasionally.
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