|03 Sep 2011||#1|
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Indexing does not work
This problem started originally in Windows Live Mail 2011. I couldn't get searches to show results. I think my problem is actually a Windows issue with indexing. I cannot get it to work.
Services.msc reports that the indexing service status is "started" with "automatic" startup type. Windows search service shows a blank status with "automatic" startup type.
In the Windows search properties (see png), when I try to start the service, it starts momentarily and then stops with the boxed warning (see png). Is this normal behavior?
I also tried to rebuild the index, but nothing happens when I choose that option.
Chkdsk shows everything to be OK. SFC reports no integrity violations.
Troubleshooting Search and Indexing leads to a dead end.
Any suggestions? Does anyone know a registry fix that would put indexing back to its default status?
I do not want to reinstall Windows or place the computer in its original status if I can help it.
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|04 Sep 2011||#7|
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Thanks, Shawn. I created a disc, but it doesn't really do what I had in mind--I see I'd need to restore Windows to such an earlier state that I don't even have those restore points anymore. Thanks for steering me away from spending money needlessly.
This whole difficulty arose because I couldn't get search to work from inside Windows Live Mail 2011. I tried everything during the last 4 days. I decided 2 things: 1) to leave well enough alone. Search works from Windows Explorer, and that'll have to do for now. And 2) I decided to stop using WLM and move to Thunderbird. That transition was smoother than I thought it would be. I was especially concerned about moving email messages, but that was actually the easiest part!
I am now returning to the realm of happy camperdom!
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