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  1. #1

    Bill Guest


    Every time I try a search I get the error message that the
    "Searchindexer.exe" has stopped for unknown reasons. Any suggestions for
    cause or cure?

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  2. #2

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: SearchIndexer.exe

    Not sure the cause, but I know alot of people have this problem.

    These steps should allow you to search (altho it will probably be pretty

    Step 1) Disable SearchIndexer

    - Click Start
    - Click Control Panel
    - Click System and Maintenance
    - Click Administrative Tools
    - Double-click services
    - Right-click "Windows Search" and click Properties
    - Click the Stop button
    - Click the Startup type dropdown box, and click Disabled
    - Click OK

    Step 2) Change search options

    - Go to any explorer window
    - Click the down arrow next to the magnifying glass in the search box
    - Click Search Options
    - Put a check next to "Always search the filesystem even for indexed

    If you would like, you can put a check next to Include unknown file types
    and Include archived files, but enabling these options will make your
    searches slower.

    - JB

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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