Windows Search Hangs then Crashes


S

Simpleuser

Out of the blue, about a week ago, Windows Search started to hang. Sorry if
that’s not very technical but it seems to scan about 1500 files and then sits
there using 25 or 50 % cpu (quad core so it’s not a lockout) with either or
both of the host or search programs running but no disk activity and no more
files being processed.

I know the problem is somewhere on my main C drive as if I take that out of
indexing the issue goes away. I have run chkdsk with no improvement. I have
had to turn Windows Search off, which is a nuisance.

Every couple of minutes Widows Search crashes and I get the Problem Report –
Description: SearchIndexer.exe has terminated SearchProtocolHost.exe because
it appears to be hung.
Problem Event Name: MsSearchTerminateProcess
Problem Signature 01: Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host
Problem Signature 02: 7.0.6002.18005
Problem Signature 03: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

Files that help describe the problem
Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host_0.hdmp
Version.txt
I have copied of these two file to send if that helps.

I keep trying to check for a solution but the status always remains “not
sent†so I am left in the dark.

I am running Vista Ultimate 32 which is up to date on Windows Update.

I'd be grateful for aby help
 
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S

Simpleuser

Stan,
There are certainly a lot of posts.
Thanks for the reply and the link - I will try and likely buy.
Your comments on the microsoft offering don't surprise me.
I had a run in with SyncToy to keep files on my laptop in line but made the
mistake of using it on my Outlook files. The clue is in the name! It just
looks at the file mod date and takes no account of its contents. I have been
using Easy2Sync for a while now and it is really effective as it looks at the
message and calender entry level.
It seems many of the "features" are in fact half baked.
 

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