Resolve Search issues in Windows® 7
Having problems using search feature in Windows 7? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 comes packed with many advanced features and options. Windows Defender application is to protect the system from malwares, Windows Gadgets for quick access, ReadyBoost to increase speed of the system, Windows Aero for enhanced visual appeal etc. are some of the features. Windows Search is a feature in Windows 7 which can be used to search for files on the hard disk of the system. As computer hard disks stores very large amounts of information, finding the particular file when required would be difficult. Windows Search feature ensures that the file can be found out easily and effectively without having to look through one folder after other. Although using the search option in Windows 7 is easy, there are some issues that might come. Windows search not working is one of them. The problem may be because of several reasons such as problems with system files associated with search option, registry issues, malware infections.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information about tips to solve Windows 7 search problems:
- Malware removal
- Repair Operating System
- Registry cleaning
Malware can cause many different types of issues on a computer. If your system operating on Windows 7 has a malware infection the Internet browser might freeze during operation. Such problems are usually caused by spyware that are sending out information to the malware source. All Windows 7 users having browser freeze issues on the system are advised to install an updated antivirus program on the system to remove all possible malware from the system. Removal of the problem causing malware would solve the problem.
Repair Operating System
Issues with the system files associated with the functioning of the Windows 7 search feature can cause problems when the feature is invoked for function. The issues with the system files can be because of damage caused by malware or some other reasons. Such problems can be easily resolved by repairing the Windows 7 using the OS repair tool. If the problem seems to have come up recently, the System Restore feature can be used to roll back system to a state where issues were not present.
Registry of Windows 7 is the place where all information regarding the working of the system are stored and accessed. This includes the Windows Search feature. If the registry entries of the Windows Search feature and in conflict with some other unwanted entries on the system, issues would come up. Windows 7 users having Windows search related issues are therefore advised to clean the registry of the system using a good registry cleaning software to clear off all unwanted entries, which in turn would solve the search issue.