after noticing a noticable reduction in perfomance starting last weekend, I
found that search engine (SearchIndexer.exe) was using 100% of the available
processor and running in normal priority. This started around the time that I
uninstalled some old games.
Moving this to background (below normal) priority immedialty solves the
immediate problem, but continues to repro every time I boot the machien. And
when my wife or kids start this computer with out me, it is basicly useless.
when I go to the indexing options in the control panel: the dialog tells me
that indexing is not running. No further options are available.
When I go to service manager, I see Windows Search is started and is set up
to be automatically started at boot. But when I go to stop the service,
Service Control Manager tells me that this operation could not be completed,
and that the service did not answer in a timely maner.
short of turning off search forever, is there anythign that I can do to