I found a refernce the the index on a sharepoint site and through a little
registry investigation believe I found the Vista Search content index to be
c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb. So I
stopped the Windows Search service and deleted the file. Oddly, the service
started back up on its own and started recreating the index and all the logs.
At this moment, it looks like it is working again, I hope.
> I also just noted hat the Administrative event log is filled with 3090 events
> that say "The gatherer files from the previous checkpoint cannot be restored,
> and this action cannot be completed. The gatherer will attempt to restore the
> files again. If the problem persists, restart the service, free system
> resources or verify that your hardware is working properly.
> Context: Windows Application, SystemIndex Catalog
> The content index server cannot update or access information because of a
> database error. Stop and restart the search service. If the problem
> persists, reset and recrawl the content index. In some cases it may be
> necessary to delete and recreate the content index. (0x8004117f)"
> How do you delete and recreate the content index?
> "swsearcy" wrote:
> > I am using Vista preloaded on a Dell XP 410. For the most part the system is
> > working well. However, indexing isn't working. Whenever I open Indexing
> > Options from the control panel, it shows that 0 items have been indexed and
> > that "Index is performing maintenance." In this state I cannot force a
> > rebuild of the index.
> > In this state, I can add a new location, but I need to restart the Windows
> > Search service for the change to take affect.
> > What can I do?
> > Thanks,
> > Scott