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Windows Search 4.0 problems

Posted on 2008-10-23
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After reinstalling Windows Search 4.0 for a user on an XP system, this message is displayed after each query: "Windows Search isn't running. To start it, click  START, then ALL PROGAMS, Windows Search."

The application logs show this error: Event ID 1006

"The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog. Internal error <7,0x80071126>. "

The service is set to automatic, but it not started.  If you start the service, it stops itself.

I have uninstalled win search 4, installed 3 (which worked, but the client wants 4), then installed 4--same problem.  I've also uninstalled 4 and reinstalled it--same problem.  Now, after uninstalling 4, I can not install 3 again.  After the installer runs it says "Install could not be completed"

Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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What you might want to do is uninstall the WS4.0 and then run ccleaner. www.ccleaner.com.
You can also try the Windows Installer Cleanup tool.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Windows-Installer-CleanUp-Utility.shtml

Have you checked in the msconfig utility to make sure that the server is not turned off from there?
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