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Windows Search won't start

By Habylab
Nov 16, 2008
  1. When I go to search it told me to go to all programs and click on it. So I did, and it said the same thing. I looked at Services.msc and it was set to automatic, but when I went to clikc start, this came up...
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    Just noticed a little Magnifying glass in my task bar, and it says "waiting for indexing status".
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Run each of these 4 commannds individually
    regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
    regsvr32 jscript.dll
    regsvr32 msxml.dll
    regsvr32 vbscript.dll
    Restart the computer.


    For help for Vista users (with similar issues) look here:
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/85803-index-windows-search-service.html
    But usually it's just a matter of removing all cached files in these two folders (then re-starting:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Temp
     
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