Windows 10: indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ???

Discus and support indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I went to services.msc and it said search service delayed start, so I changed to start, and it only displays 'starting'. So is it not running or is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sdowney717, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ???


    I went to services.msc and it said search service delayed start, so I changed to start, and it only displays 'starting'.

    So is it not running or is the service sort of running rebuilding the index, or is it sort of messed up?

    I did tell it to rebuild the index an hour ago.

    indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? [​IMG]

    indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? [​IMG]


    :)
     
    sdowney717, Jan 22, 2017
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  2. Windows not searching program names?

    Okay I found the answer!

    What I needed to do was:

    1.) Rebuild the index

    2.) Stop the Windows Search Service

    3.) Delete the search "Data" folder where the index is saved (see indexing options for the location)

    4.) Restarted the Windows Search Service

    5.) Rebuild the index again

    And that fixed it!
     
    Micro-tech, Jan 22, 2017
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  3. Doc K Win User
    Indexing off and cannot get it back on

    Hi Vanessa,

    I reset the service to local System account and tried to rebuild the index. After clicking the rebuild option, I get a dialog box that says "Rebuilding the index might take a long time to complete. Some views and search results might be incomplete
    until rebuilding is finished." However, after clicking OK, the dialog box disappears and nothing else seems to happen, even after waiting over-night.
     
    Doc K, Jan 22, 2017
    #3
  4. indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ???

    It has failed to start 41 times, lots of errors trying to start.
    How do you fix this?
    I set the search service to manual.
    then rebooted.
    then tried to start, and it failed with error

    indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? [​IMG]

    indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? [​IMG]
     
    sdowney717, Jan 22, 2017
    #4
  5. sdowney717, Jan 22, 2017
    #5
  6. came across this
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...es-or-programs

    My registry IS missing those entries

    however

    the folder TxR claims to be empty, i have show hidden files checked. But the folder under properties says there is
    16mb of files in there. I cant rename so maybe boot linux to see.
    The 'fix' is delete files in TxR.

    indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? [​IMG]
     
    sdowney717, Jan 22, 2017
    #6
  7. topgundcp Win User
    topgundcp, Jan 22, 2017
    #7
  8. indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ???

    I tried something.
    I pulled the drive and put it into a win7 PC, wanted to see if the folder TxR was empty or not.

    On boot up, win7 warned the disk needed a file check, took about 30 minutes finding many many index errors and deleted some files too.

    So I put drive back into it's PC and boot, and Wsearch is now running.

    Since it is running now, do I need to rebuild the index?

    I have no idea why. Why did win10 not warn about it's own disk?


    indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? [​IMG]
     
    sdowney717, Apr 4, 2018
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