Windows Search Not Working Completely RRS feed

  • Question

  • Approximately 3 weeks ago, Windows Search stopped working completely.  I am still able to conduct searches and for the most part it returns items from the query.  The problem I am having is it no longer gives me a preview display.  The window displays: "Unable to Display Preview"

    The more pressing issue is if I double click on a document in the search window, I am no longer able to have it open in WORD, EXCEL, etc.  It just sits.


    Lenovo T61
    Win XP Sp3
    Duo Core 2.4
    Office 2007
    3GB RAM

    Any guidance to either repairing, uninstalling - reinstalling, is greatly appreciated.

    Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:30 PM


  • After checking the issue, it seems this is a general Windows Search related issue. As this forum focuses on Windows SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows Search forum:


    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Monday, March 1, 2010 2:20 AM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:13 AM