From: tatar on
I posted a similar question before and now I am updating it.

Windows XP SP3; Internet Explorer 8
When I make a search from Start > Search it list a number of files but half
way freezes. I have to shut it donw in the Task Manager. If I right click
the drive ans Search I get a higher number of files and ends normally.

I now found out that when I go Start > Search, select Document and enter
what I am searching for it will freeze. But if I click on Use Advanced
Search Option ( which it already has a red tick on it) and without changing
any of the parameter, search will be completed successfully. If I go to
Advanced Search Options and come back by clicking on Back it will freeze