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Search Indexer Stopped Working - Can't Fix This


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#1 Blazedog12

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

I keep getting this message popping up randomly, even when my computer is sitting idle it will just pop up and I will come back and find it sitting there -- "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer stopped working and was closed.  A problem caused the application to stop working correctly.  Windows will notify you if a solution is available."  When I close that window, another "Troubleshooting" window opens to tell me how to try to fix the problem, basically instructing how to do a disk scan to check and fix errors in files.  I did this today and after a lengthy process, during which it appeared numerous files were fixed, I thought the problem was corrected.  But just now, I got this Search Indexer message again so apparently whatever was fixed on my disk earlier today did not include this problem.  Can anyone tell me how to fix this.  So far it isn't keeping me from using my computer but obviously something must be wrong or it wouldn't keep popping up and telling me there is something not working.  I would be grateful if someone could tell me how to fix it.  Thank you.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

In the Search Box type "Indexing Options" Click the Advanced tab and press Rebuild. Hopefully this helps.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:27 PM

Thank you JohnC.  I will give it a try and hopefully it will correct the issue. 



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

If the Rebuild does not work, use the Restore Defaults option just below Rebuild. Hopefully the Rebuild will be all that is needed.






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