This is the Indexing Service. It is supposed to make searching for files on your computer faster, but can cause the problem you are experiencing. You can disable it.
Double click My Computer
then right click on your hard drive then click Properties
. Uncheck the box "allow indexing service to index this disc for fast searching
". Apply to all folders and subfolders when prompted. You will get a dialogue box saying please wait while Windows applies attributes. You will then get a pop up saying that Windows can't access a certain file or some such message. Just click Ignore All.
Go to Start
and type services.msc
and press <Enter>. Scroll down to Indexing Service
and double click on it. Set it to Disabled
in the Startup type:
box then click the Stop
button. Click Apply
Edited by Whiskeyman, 03 March 2007 - 12:17 PM.