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  #1  
Old 18-03-2007
chris
 
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Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

All -

I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
solution? The damn search was part of my reason for running Vista!


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Old 29-03-2007
black_bird
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?


chris;284063 Wrote:
> All -
>
> I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
> working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
> it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
> anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
> solution? The **** search was part of my reason for running Vista!


I have the same problem and cannot find any solution.


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  #3  
Old 05-04-2007
SukiYou
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?


Mine just stopped working for some reason also.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?


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Old 18-04-2007
Mossimo
 
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RE: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

Yeah Im having the same problem. It seems DEP keeps closing it down then it
re opens its self again.
Any help would be great

"chris" wrote:

> All -
>
> I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
> working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
> it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
> anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
> solution? The damn search was part of my reason for running Vista!
>
>

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  #5  
Old 18-04-2007
Kris
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

Same here, I finally had to just shut it down, it was making me nuts popping
up all the time! If someone has an idea, I'd love to hear it - that search
would be so handy! I'm also getting the same message for Intel Alert Service
on bootup every single time (and both have been doing it since I opened the
door and brought the computer into the house!)


"Mossimo" <Mossimo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B12AE872-9BB3-446B-B56D-D5D224D3092A@microsoft.com...
> Yeah Im having the same problem. It seems DEP keeps closing it down then
> it
> re opens its self again.
> Any help would be great
>
> "chris" wrote:
>
>> All -
>>
>> I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
>> working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
>> it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
>> anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
>> solution? The damn search was part of my reason for running Vista!
>>
>>


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  #6  
Old 30-04-2007
Dave Wood [MS]
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

If you are getting a "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working"
message regularly can you go the Problem Reports and Solutions and see if
the crashes are listed there? If you have the BucketId number {which will be
there if you have enabled sending error reports to Microsoft automatically}
and send it to me then I can investigate.

Dave Wood

"Kris" <kris@lunarspells.com> wrote in message
news:2CB921CC-90D8-484A-9573-36E39897D4D7@microsoft.com...
> Same here, I finally had to just shut it down, it was making me nuts
> popping up all the time! If someone has an idea, I'd love to hear it -
> that search would be so handy! I'm also getting the same message for Intel
> Alert Service on bootup every single time (and both have been doing it
> since I opened the door and brought the computer into the house!)
>
>
> "Mossimo" <Mossimo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B12AE872-9BB3-446B-B56D-D5D224D3092A@microsoft.com...
>> Yeah Im having the same problem. It seems DEP keeps closing it down then
>> it
>> re opens its self again.
>> Any help would be great
>>
>> "chris" wrote:
>>
>>> All -
>>>
>>> I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
>>> working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
>>> it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
>>> anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
>>> solution? The damn search was part of my reason for running Vista!
>>>
>>>

>


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  #7  
Old 30-04-2007
Kris
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

Here's the Bucket ID for the Intel Alert Service crash: 368278928; I turned
the indexer back on a week or so ago, and it seems to be working ok (maybe
an update took care of that?). I still get the Intel Alter Service has
stopped working ALL the time :(


"Dave Wood [MS]" <davewood@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:u5SaZP0iHHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> If you are getting a "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped
> working" message regularly can you go the Problem Reports and Solutions
> and see if the crashes are listed there? If you have the BucketId number
> {which will be there if you have enabled sending error reports to
> Microsoft automatically} and send it to me then I can investigate.
>
> Dave Wood
>
> "Kris" <kris@lunarspells.com> wrote in message
> news:2CB921CC-90D8-484A-9573-36E39897D4D7@microsoft.com...
>> Same here, I finally had to just shut it down, it was making me nuts
>> popping up all the time! If someone has an idea, I'd love to hear it -
>> that search would be so handy! I'm also getting the same message for
>> Intel Alert Service on bootup every single time (and both have been doing
>> it since I opened the door and brought the computer into the house!)
>>
>>
>> "Mossimo" <Mossimo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B12AE872-9BB3-446B-B56D-D5D224D3092A@microsoft.com...
>>> Yeah Im having the same problem. It seems DEP keeps closing it down then
>>> it
>>> re opens its self again.
>>> Any help would be great
>>>
>>> "chris" wrote:
>>>
>>>> All -
>>>>
>>>> I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
>>>> working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
>>>> it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
>>>> anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
>>>> solution? The damn search was part of my reason for running Vista!
>>>>
>>>>

>>

>


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  #8  
Old 13-07-2007
Elektragoddess
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

Where is "Problem Reports and Solutions"?

"Dave Wood [MS]" wrote:

> If you are getting a "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working"
> message regularly can you go the Problem Reports and Solutions and see if
> the crashes are listed there? If you have the BucketId number {which will be
> there if you have enabled sending error reports to Microsoft automatically}
> and send it to me then I can investigate.
>
> Dave Wood
>
> "Kris" <kris@lunarspells.com> wrote in message
> news:2CB921CC-90D8-484A-9573-36E39897D4D7@microsoft.com...
> > Same here, I finally had to just shut it down, it was making me nuts
> > popping up all the time! If someone has an idea, I'd love to hear it -
> > that search would be so handy! I'm also getting the same message for Intel
> > Alert Service on bootup every single time (and both have been doing it
> > since I opened the door and brought the computer into the house!)
> >
> >
> > "Mossimo" <Mossimo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:B12AE872-9BB3-446B-B56D-D5D224D3092A@microsoft.com...
> >> Yeah Im having the same problem. It seems DEP keeps closing it down then
> >> it
> >> re opens its self again.
> >> Any help would be great
> >>
> >> "chris" wrote:
> >>
> >>> All -
> >>>
> >>> I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
> >>> working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
> >>> it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
> >>> anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
> >>> solution? The damn search was part of my reason for running Vista!
> >>>
> >>>

> >

>
>

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  #9  
Old 13-07-2007
Cal Bear '66
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

Control Panel

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GO BEARS!


"Elektragoddess" <Elektragoddess@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E4BDA2DD-A493-4DF6-8D73-47A19911C8A5@microsoft.com...
> Where is "Problem Reports and Solutions"?
>
> "Dave Wood [MS]" wrote:
>
>> If you are getting a "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working"
>> message regularly can you go the Problem Reports and Solutions and see if
>> the crashes are listed there? If you have the BucketId number {which will be
>> there if you have enabled sending error reports to Microsoft automatically}
>> and send it to me then I can investigate.
>>
>> Dave Wood
>>
>> "Kris" <kris@lunarspells.com> wrote in message
>> news:2CB921CC-90D8-484A-9573-36E39897D4D7@microsoft.com...
>> > Same here, I finally had to just shut it down, it was making me nuts
>> > popping up all the time! If someone has an idea, I'd love to hear it -
>> > that search would be so handy! I'm also getting the same message for Intel
>> > Alert Service on bootup every single time (and both have been doing it
>> > since I opened the door and brought the computer into the house!)
>> >
>> >
>> > "Mossimo" <Mossimo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:B12AE872-9BB3-446B-B56D-D5D224D3092A@microsoft.com...
>> >> Yeah Im having the same problem. It seems DEP keeps closing it down then
>> >> it
>> >> re opens its self again.
>> >> Any help would be great
>> >>
>> >> "chris" wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> All -
>> >>>
>> >>> I'm having an odd issue with the Indexer Service - it just stops
>> >>> working. I thought is was related to the most recent Vista update but
>> >>> it still happens after having rolled back. Has this happened to
>> >>> anyone? Short of turning off the indexer, has anyone found a workable
>> >>> solution? The damn search was part of my reason for running Vista!
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >

>>
>>



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  #10  
Old 27-07-2007
PaulM
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?


For Dave Wood: The Bucket Number that I currently have is 357493396.


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  #11  
Old 27-07-2007
Dave Wood [MS]
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

I can see the details on this bucket and I'll make sure we investigate it.
There isn't a simple way you could fix this unfortunately - it looks like it
may be some sort of file corruption issue so my suggestion is to use the
"Restore Defaults" button in the Indexing Control Panel -> Advanced pane
which will rebuild the index from scratch.

Dave

"PaulM" <paulmonk1@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> For Dave Wood: The Bucket Number that I currently have is 357493396.
>
>
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  #12  
Old 27-07-2007
PaulM
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?


Thanks Dave, The buttons are greyed out.
PaulM


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  #13  
Old 27-07-2007
Dave Wood [MS]
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

If you are comfortable modifying the registry you can get the same effect as
Restore Defaults by changing the value of
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
Search\SetupCompletedSuccessfully to 0 and rebooting ...

"PaulM" <paulmonk1@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Thanks Dave, The buttons are greyed out.
> PaulM
>
>
> --
> PaulM


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  #14  
Old 04-08-2007
Robert
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

I Am having the same problem and if one MS person in another thread said to
find some arcane files in a long directory name and copy them to
somewhere...but I couldn't find the files. Your suggestion to reset the
INdexer to default cannot be done on my new ACER machine either...it says the
indexer is not running.

The little error windows tells me that WINDOWS will tell when there is a
'fix'.

I looked at the four files I get when clicking the reported errors and they
don't tell me what to do with them to get the indexer working. Not much help.

We are USERS out here not programmers. I saw many reports of this problem
and if this cropping up a lot then a NEW solution should be found that the
windows update should fix automatically...after all isn't that why we're with
windows and not a mac?

Right now I would like MS Windows Vista to help me get this indexer
working...if its a matter of a couple files being a certain name in a certain
directory to 'build on' then have windows check that directory and if not
there put it there with those files...seems simple to me from a user
standpoint.

Hope you can help.

Thank you in advance

Robert



"Dave Wood [MS]" wrote:

> If you are comfortable modifying the registry you can get the same effect as
> Restore Defaults by changing the value of
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> Search\SetupCompletedSuccessfully to 0 and rebooting ...
>
> "PaulM" <paulmonk1@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:PaulM.2ud6ji@no-mx.tabletquestions.com...
> >
> > Thanks Dave, The buttons are greyed out.
> > PaulM
> >
> >
> > --
> > PaulM

>
>

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  #15  
Old 04-08-2007
Neil Johnson
 
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Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

I entered regedit.exe in the Start search box and modified the value you
indicated and rebooted. I then went to Control Panel\System and
Maintenenance\Indexing Options and verified that indexing was active. The
buttons were no longer grayed out.

The question remains: Why did the Indexer stop working in the first place
and will it fail again? I will respond next week to let you know if my
Indexer is still running.

"Dave Wood [MS]" wrote:

> If you are comfortable modifying the registry you can get the same effect as
> Restore Defaults by changing the value of
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> Search\SetupCompletedSuccessfully to 0 and rebooting ...
>
> "PaulM" <paulmonk1@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:PaulM.2ud6ji@no-mx.tabletquestions.com...
> >
> > Thanks Dave, The buttons are greyed out.
> > PaulM
> >
> >
> > --
> > PaulM

>
>

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