I forgot I hadn't installed locate32 on this laptop, but I called it with FARR ("loc..."). I was then stuck between the advanced configuration box and the error message - cancelling or exiting one lead to the other - ad infinitum. Not earth-shatteringly bad but rather annoying.
No updates needed on my FARR (I assume that means latest version).
Going to find Locate32 now...
Edit: My bad - in case this is not reproducable, it could be because I do have locate "installed", but it's in a special folder on my second partition. Perhaps if it had not been installed at all this would not have happened. Anyway, I shall point it to the right place now and hopefully the ad infinitum will stop.