indexing service on Windows xp - "one or more indexing service query parameters are incorrect"

I have enabled the indexing service on Windows xp, yet when I want to perform a normal windows  search on the my documents folder , I get the message :

" "one or more indexing service query parameters are incorrect"

Bit weird this as didn't really set  any parameters.

Please advise


MartinP1969Technical Support AnalystAsked:
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Check to see if the Indexing Service is started.

Go to Start - Run and past the following command then press enter.

cmd /k net start

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MartinP1969Technical Support AnalystAuthor Commented:

Sorry for the delay, not being 100%
All  is fine now, very weird as put this command in,  - showed index  service was running, as previously, but then able to perform searches when couldn't before.

Its as though this command enabled indexing and set defaults or something.
What does the /K switch do please

Thanks Again

""" one or more indexing service quarry parameters are incorrect."""

Indexes contents and properties (Services (Local)) has been "restart) then manual. Automatic not available.
provides rapid access to files through flexible quarying language.
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