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Windows 7: Indexing doesn't work. Windows search service stopped

06 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Indexing doesn't work. Windows search service stopped

My indexing stopped. When I checked "Windows Search" service is in auto startup mode but it wasn't running.
When I tried to manually start, it gave me "Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified." message.

Please help. Without an ability to search my computer I am pretty much lost now.


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06 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Can you clarify that please? Is Windows search enabled?



Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes, it is enabled. I just went to "Windows Features" to confirm this.
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06 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Can you clarify that please? Is Windows search enabled?



Regards....Mike Connor
Yes, it is enabled. I just went to "Windows Features" to confirm this.
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06 Apr 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

OK. Are you getting an error of some sort? How do you know that "Indexing is disabled"?

There are various services which are set to "automatic" as a default. You should leave these alone.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
OK. Are you getting an error of some sort? How do you know that "Indexing is disabled"?

There are various services which are set to "automatic" as a default. You should leave these alone.

Regards....Mike Connor
Yes. Error message is below:
"Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #7

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scarecrow99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
OK. Are you getting an error of some sort? How do you know that "Indexing is disabled"?

There are various services which are set to "automatic" as a default. You should leave these alone.

Regards....Mike Connor
Yes. Error message is below:
"Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"
What are you searching for, and how are you doing it?

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scarecrow99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
OK. Are you getting an error of some sort? How do you know that "Indexing is disabled"?

There are various services which are set to "automatic" as a default. You should leave these alone.

Regards....Mike Connor
Yes. Error message is below:
"Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"
What are you searching for, and how are you doing it?

Regards....Mike Connor
If you have used Windows 7 you will know what I am doing.
Any ways, I searching a for an existing PDF doc from the start button.
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07 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scarecrow99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scarecrow99 View Post

Yes. Error message is below:
"Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"
What are you searching for, and how are you doing it?

Regards....Mike Connor
If you have used Windows 7 you will know what I am doing.
Any ways, I searching a for an existing PDF doc from the start button.
This is resolved by forcing re-index. I think previous index results got corrupted "Windows Search" service couldn't salvage so it kept dying...duh!
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