Windows Search Service svchost.exe lockup 10 minutes



Okay, I am getting a little desperate here. Over the past few months
I have noticed that my CPU was going to 100% and that the taskbar was
becoming unresponsive. Other events were being processed from time to
time, but very slowly. I traced the offending executable to
svchost.exe. I found a long list of services running under this
instance of svchost. I took note of the time that it started and
waiting. Exactly 10 minutes later, the computer became responsive
again and I could resume activity. I looked at the event log and saw
the following message (below.)

Searches yielded the following article:

I searched my drive and I do not have the vbs specified in the article
to examine the logs. It seems they have repurposed something from
SharePoint to do the indexing. I am not sure if this Windows Search
Service is part of the core OS or if this was installed as part of
Microsoft OneNote. I set the service to start Manually but it seems
to start on its own, presumably as part of some dependency tree it is
needed by other services that start it.

Anyway, I am at a loss as to how to diagnose this problem. I am
actually a SharePoint developer but I have never installed SharePoint
on my personal home machine. If no one has any ideas I am going to
have to find this vbs file and see what I can see.


Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Windows Search Service
Event Category: Gatherer
Event ID: 3035
Date: 5/9/2007
Time: 7:56:04 PM
User: N/A
Computer: INLET
One or more warnings or errors were logged to file <C:\Documents and
Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications
\Windows\GatherLogs\SystemIndex\SystemIndex.337.gthr>. If you are
interested in these messages, look at the file using the gatherer log
query object (gthrlog.vbs on the log viewer Web page).

Context: Windows Application, SystemIndex Catalog

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