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Windows 7: Help > Windows Search Service > service-specific error %%-1073473535

09 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64bit
Help > Windows Search Service > service-specific error %%-1073473535

Would love some intelligence into this error message
Although this isn't a system performance hit, I wonder if there's a security or meaningful application risk associated with this error and, either way, am curious if there is a 'fix' to this. Entire up-to-date Speccy details of this DELL Latitude laptop can be found in user profile. Thanks in advance to all Windows 7 system ninjas. Below are more details ... and this is a 2009 online forum post that may or may not be of relevance to this now 2016 issue -->
Comments welcomed. Event log errors are as follows (courtesy of MiniToolBox)

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
Error: (04/06/2016 04:46:56 PM) (Source: Windows Search Service) (User: )
Description: The index cannot be initialized.

The content index catalog is corrupt. (HRESULT : 0xc0041801) (0xc0041801)

System errors:

Error: (04/06/2016 04:46:58 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Search service terminated with service-specific error %%-1073473535.

Thanks in advance ... chapper

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