I have the excellent ido mode set up on Emacs 23.1 (Windows 7).
If I'm in dired and decide to make a new file, I do C-x C-f, which is bound to ido-find-file.
(I should really do C-x C-f C-f to get normal find-file, but I always forget.)
Halfway typing the new file name, ido starts looking for an old file of that name ("Searching for ...."). This will be a pointless quest.
Since I also edit a lot of files over the network and ido seems to be searching UNC paths and the like, this effectively locks Emacs up for a while, so is pretty annoying.
C-g doesn't break out of it and neither does ESC. Does anyone know if there's another way to stop ido?