Windows 10: WSearch service not starting

Discus and support WSearch service not starting in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; After updating to win11 22h2, I think the WSearch service is not starting, When I try to start the service, It says Error 5 Access Denied, Error 2 for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by chhavimanichoubey, Jan 25, 2023 at 4:07 AM.

  1. WSearch service not starting


    After updating to win11 22h2, I think the WSearch service is not starting, When I try to start the service, It says Error 5 Access Denied, Error 2 for Failing to read the description occurs in the Service description section. When I looked into the properties of the searchindexer.exe file, I saw that permission windows say it must have read permissions, I tried permitting it, but it said permission denied, All dependent services are working just fine.Laptop: Asus VivoBook X515UA-M515UA 1. Tried fixing and reinstating group policy and registry values to default and still the same error,2.

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    chhavimanichoubey, Jan 25, 2023 at 4:07 AM
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  2. service named "Windows Search" does not exist; WSearch service - "Error 5: Access is denied"

    In an Administrator Command Prompt see what you get from

    sc.exe qc wsearch

    and

    sc.exe queryex wsearch

    and

    sc.exe qdescription wsearch

    (since that seems to be a problem)

    A PowerShell alternative is

    Get-Service wsearch | fl *

    Unfortunately (surprisingly) that doesn't show the Description.



    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle

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    Robert Aldwinckle on forums, Jan 25, 2023 at 4:34 AM
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  3. pepanee Win User
    wsearch won't start, error 5 access denied

    I guess when the service itself has an issue, it renames itself to the "Service name" instead of "Display name".


    WSearch service not starting 369843d1656363197t-wsearch-wont-start-error-5-access-denied-image.png


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    Try these suggestions:
    c# - windows could not start service on local computer error 5 access is denied - Stack Overflow

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    Another idea, similar to: DHCP Client service Error 5: Access is denied


    1) Open Registry Editor and go to:
    2) Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WSearch
    3) Right click WSearch, and press Permissions...
    Do all these look similar on your computer? If not, then make them similar and restart your computer:

    WSearch service not starting 369845d1656364082t-wsearch-wont-start-error-5-access-denied-image.png

    After the computer restarts, see if Windows Search works

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    Here are search results for having an exactly the same Permissions error for a Service:
    "windows could not start the "+"error 5 access is denied" - Search

    This could widen the horizon of different possibilities that you can try to fix the error if none of the above worked.
     
  4. WSearch service not starting

    service named "Windows Search" does not exist; WSearch service - "Error 5: Access is denied"

    The service is not starting at all so it never stops, abruptly or not.

    C:\Users\Brian>sc.exe qdescription wsearch

    [SC] QueryServiceConfig2 SUCCESS

    SERVICE_NAME: wsearch

    DESCRIPTION: This should be Windows Search

    C:\Users\Brian>net start wsearch

    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    C:\Users\Brian>sc.exe queryex wsearch

    SERVICE_NAME: wsearch

    TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS

    STATE : 1 STOPPED

    WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)

    SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)

    CHECKPOINT : 0x0

    WAIT_HINT : 0x7d0

    PID : 0

    FLAGS :
     
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