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02 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 (U), Windows Vista (Bu), Windows XP (Pro), Linux
 
 
Microsoft Windows Search Indexer

I keep getting this error that Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working, and if I want to send information about the error.

What is this? Has anyone else gotten this?

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02 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by williamtsims View Post
I keep getting this error that Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working, and if I want to send information about the error.

What is this? Has anyone else gotten this?

Here's an attached picture:

Hello William,

Type services into the search bar, click on services scroll down to and stop Windows Search.

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows
and delete the contents

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Temp and delete the contents

Restart your PC

The problem should now be solved

You should also send the information as it might help Microsoft to stop it happening again
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02 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 (U), Windows Vista (Bu), Windows XP (Pro), Linux
 
 

When I go back to Services, and try to start Windows Search, it says it cannot be started now.
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02 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by williamtsims View Post
When I go back to Services, and try to start Windows Search, it says it cannot be started now.
Windows search should start automatically you were only supposed to stop it so that you could delete the necessary files! Not change when it starts.

Set it back to auto check that you have only deleted the files that you were supposed to delete and do a restart.

If this doesn't work you will then have to do a system restore;
System Restore
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02 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 (U), Windows Vista (Bu), Windows XP (Pro), Linux
 
 

What would it affect if I didn't do the system restore?
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03 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by williamtsims View Post
What would it affect if I didn't do the system restore?
If you do what I first suggested it should cure the problem as windows search would rebuild itself ( It should still be possible to do this properly, make sure that windows search is set to start automatically)

If you do a system restore back to before you had this problem it will also sort out the problem. Your personal files should not be affected only Windows would be changed, but it would be wise to back up your files just in case.

If you do not do either of the above then your computer will stay as it is now

Let me know how it goes or if you need more help
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20 Dec 2011   #7

windows 7 ultimage x64
 
 
windows search indexer stopped working

Pooch: i tried what you suggested but i don't find a stop windows search option. I opened the search on task bar and i put in services but not sure what to hit.

if you can help it would be great.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by williamtsims View Post
I keep getting this error that Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working, and if I want to send information about the error.

What is this? Has anyone else gotten this?

Here's an attached picture:

Hello William,

Type services into the search bar, click on services scroll down to and stop Windows Search.

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows
and delete the contents

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Temp and delete the contents

Restart your PC

The problem should now be solved

You should also send the information as it might help Microsoft to stop it happening again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2011   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Hello William,

Type services into the search bar, click on services scroll down to and stop Windows Search.

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows
and delete the contents

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Temp and delete the contents
Would simply clicking on "rebuild index" do the same thing?

What you are asking him to do, will that delete the GUI selected locations to index information from? Or will that still be intact?
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