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windows search indexer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BK, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. BK

    BK Flightless Bird

    Using Windows XP and Office 2007

    Have been using Windows Search Indexer successfully and love it. Now it
    seems to be in disrepair. It is continually "waiting to receive indexing
    status" and then I get an error message pop up that says "Microsoft Windows
    Search Indexer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry
    for the inconvenience."

    That cycle has been repeating itself for 24 hours. Any idea what's going
    on or how I can fix it?
     
  2. sanjacstudent14

    sanjacstudent14 Flightless Bird

    "BK" wrote:

    > Using Windows XP and Office 2007
    >
    > Have been using Windows Search Indexer successfully and love it. Now it
    > seems to be in disrepair. It is continually "waiting to receive indexing
    > status" and then I get an error message pop up that says "Microsoft Windows
    > Search Indexer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry
    > for the inconvenience."
    >
    > That cycle has been repeating itself for 24 hours. Any idea what's going
    > on or how I can fix it?
    >
    >
    > .
    >


    Rebuild the Windows Search Index.

    Step 1: Stop and disable the Indexing Service
    - Click Start, click Run, type services.msc and click OK.
    - In the right pane, double-click "Indexing Service".
    - Set the "Startup type" to Disabled and stop the service.
    - Click OK.

    Step 2: Rebuild the Windows Search Index
    - Open the Control Panel and double-click "Indexing Options".
    - Click Advanced and click Rebuild.
    - Click OK.

    Then, restart the computer to test the issue.
     

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