SharePoint 3.0 Event ID: 2436, Gatherer

Receiving the below error in SharePoint 3.0 every 5 minutes.  I know very little about SharePoint if any but was asked to clean up Warning and Administer SharePoint while learning.

Event ID: 2436
Source: Window SharePoint Services 3.0
Category: Gatherer
Computer: Server01

The start address <sts3://{661d1711-f910-4403-908c-591210f8c94a}> cannot be crawled.

Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search'

      The object was not found.   (0x80041201)

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Any help or suggestion is appreciated

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there are several solutions out there indicating to start and stop the search service
and also make sure you are using domain accounts.

if those steps don't work for you try this:
If that doesn't do the trick, it might very well be a permission problem:
IGButchAuthor Commented:
Got the issues fixed, no more Gatherer errors, took a while but I found it.  MS had a Hotfix out there that worked, no errors for the last three days, but will continue to monitor.

Here’s the link:

Thanks for the help.


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I loaded the hot fix and still get event id 2436 and 2424.
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