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  1. #1
    chris Guest

    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!


  2. #2
    black_bird Guest

    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. #3
    SukiYou Guest

    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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  4. #4
    Mossimo Guest

    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!
    >
    >


  5. #5
    Kris Guest

    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!
    >>
    >>



  6. #6
    Dave Wood [MS] Guest

    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!
    >>>
    >>>

    >



  7. #7
    Kris Guest

    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!
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>

    >



  8. #8
    Elektragoddess Guest

    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!
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >

    >
    >


  9. #9
    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?

    Control Panel

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    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    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!
    >> >>>
    >> >>>
    >> >

    >>
    >>




  10. #10
    PaulM Guest

    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. #11
    Dave Wood [MS] Guest

    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
    news:PaulM.2ucje4@no-mx.tabletquestions.com...
    >
    > For Dave Wood: The Bucket Number that I currently have is 357493396.
    >
    >
    > --
    > PaulM



  12. #12
    PaulM Guest

    Re: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working?


    Thanks Dave, The buttons are greyed out.
    PaulM


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  13. #13
    Dave Wood [MS] Guest

    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
    news:PaulM.2ud6ji@no-mx.tabletquestions.com...
    >
    > Thanks Dave, The buttons are greyed out.
    > PaulM
    >
    >
    > --
    > PaulM



  14. #14
    Robert Guest

    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

    >
    >


  15. #15
    Neil Johnson Guest

    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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