Question by laohutaile: Why am I having problem running Google ‘Desktop’ on Windows XP pro platform. Search box ‘freezes’??
I am running Windows XP pro and have used “Google Desktop” without any problems until recently. Now, when I start to type in the ‘google search box’ on the task bar it ‘freezes’ and causes cursor to become unresponsive to in the task bar and eventually unresponsive to all open programs. This phenomenon seems to correspond to installing a windows security patch a few weeks ago.
Also, I am suspicious that MS might be sabotaging Google because the timing of this problem corresponds to MS’s big introduction of its new desktop search tool. Windows ‘Live’.
Is anyone else having this same trouble running the Google desktop search tool?
Answer by Angry C
I’ve not heard of any other problems being reported. I also kinda doubt that MS is sabotaging Google. The engineering folks at Google are pretty sharp (some of ’em even used to work with Microsoft) and if they suspected anything like sabotage, it would be all over the evening news and become a PR nightmare for MS.
I’d suggest you start by deleting cookies, doing a disk cleanup, then defrag. See if Google Desktop has released any updates. If the problem persists, remove the security patch(es). If the problem continues I might contact Google for their expert advise.
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