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Search function displays no results, harddrive error?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Search function displays no results, harddrive error?


    Hi.


    This laptop is only about 6 months old so I'm surprised to see this issue. I've found that if I go to search anything, it won't load. Icons also have an issue loading. I think this is best to describe in some images:


    Whatever I search, it won't load. I'll be sat here for literally 10 minutes - nothing.



    This screen is also incredibly delayed.


    No icons also load in the explorer. (Using this one as an example):




    This has only started to happen recently; I have no idea why, anyone have any idea? It's setting me back massively. Oh, and - say if I was searching for Chrome, it won't load. But if I go into my downloads and scroll down the list and open it, it'll work. Very weird.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This post might help---

    charms bar always opening when typing

    Remember I said might.
    It won't hurt to try.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    This post might help---

    charms bar always opening when typing

    Remember I said might.
    It won't hurt to try.
    No joy, thanks anyway though.

    As an update, I can search for programs (e.g. iTunes), just not any documents or downloads.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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