You do know that windows XP search it?s crippled, don?t you ? Anyway, you have two options to investigate this anomaly. A third party true File System utility or use some navigation commands from cmd prompt.
With so many PCs you?re dealing with, prepare a Bart PE CD for such emergencies.
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
Winxp-sp1-all updates, corporate mandated NO SP2,2 physical HD's 3 partitions on primary master, 2 partitions on primary slave, several lan connected shared drives-etc, just found this morning that I can search for any folder name on any drive BUT "C" and the search will find it, plus the usual other similar hits of files, but not on C, checked permissions, logged on as other users, administrator, no joy searching for a folder on "C"..ran file checker-still the same- have not created a new user to try that-but doubt it will work- any ideas???