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sharepoint critical error in hte applicaiton log

I am running sharepoint foundations 2010 and I'm getting the following critical errors, can someone point me in the right direction in how to solve these issues?

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation
Date:          12/6/2011 12:30:00 PM
Event ID:      6398
Task Category: Timer
Level:         Critical
Keywords:      
User:          domain\SharePoint
Computer:      zion.domain.org
Description:
The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchJobDefinition (ID 7924d323-1f5a-48d7-9b84-610fa42a8ec4) threw an exception. More information is included below.

The device is not ready.  
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation" Guid="{6FB7E0CD-52E7-47DD-997A-241563931FC2}" />
    <EventID>6398</EventID>
    <Version>14</Version>
    <Level>1</Level>
    <Task>12</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-12-06T20:30:00.170728200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>28966</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{3DBBA790-C5CE-43E6-91FF-71109C54D057}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1600" ThreadID="4376" />
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>zion.domain.org</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-1177238915-1035525444-1417001333-1689" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="string0">Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchJobDefinition</Data>
    <Data Name="string1">7924d323-1f5a-48d7-9b84-610fa42a8ec4</Data>
    <Data Name="string2">The device is not ready.  </Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>


Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation Search
Date:          12/6/2011 12:28:13 PM
Event ID:      67
Task Category: Gatherer
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          LOCAL SERVICE
Computer:      zion.domain.org
Description:
Could not access the Search database. A generic error occurred while trying to access the database to obtain the schema version info.

Context: Application 'ff888847-69f8-4491-86f7-61e74ff48912'

Details:
      Class not registered
 (0x80040154)
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation Search" Guid="{1C415899-58B3-4BFC-9236-105E7FD38719}" />
    <EventID>67</EventID>
    <Version>14</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>174</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x2000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-12-06T20:28:13.000272800Z" />
    <EventRecordID>28960</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4788" ThreadID="3820" />
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>zion.domain.org</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="string0">

Context: Application 'ff888847-69f8-4491-86f7-61e74ff48912'

Details:
      Class not registered
 (0x80040154)</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>



Do I have to reinstall sharepoint foundattions 2010 again?  The problem is I can't perform any backups on sharepoint, so I really need to get this resolved one way or another.

I do have a backup from early last week, so if I had to reinstall sharepoint, I should be able to recover from last week is what I'm thinking.
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Commented:
Back up everything via SQL just to get you safe(r)
Are you running an anti virus product on your app server?
I've had similar problems recently with backups via central admin and user profile sync that ended up with a support case being logged with MS and them advising
Justin ImesFull Time SharePoint Jedi
Commented:
Try performing a full crawl then trying the back up again

While the backup is running take a look at the log files under the 14 hive, paste any log errors pertaining to the backup
DanNetwork Engineer

Author

Commented:
Well I can't backup up via SQL because it's not a full installation of SQL, it's i think the express, the version that came with sharepoint foundations 2010.  When I installed sql management console, it can't even see the sharepoint database, so I don't think this is an option for me.
I am not running any antivirus on that server.
What is a full crawl, I don't know how to do that?
What is the 14 hive, I'm not sure where to look for that.

So last week, it was fine, but possibly, I don't know for sure if this is what caused it, but I am using symantec backup exec, and it kept on giving me issues backing up this server because I had the windows internal SEE## database disabled. I had it disabled for about1 month and there were no issues with the server, the backups were fine, and when I had it enabled, I did have some issues, so I disabled it.  In talking to Symantec, they said that I need to delete the windows internal SEE## service, so that error won't come up anymore, so I deleted the service on the server.  I think that this is when it started possibly.  
DanNetwork Engineer

Author

Commented:
Thanks guys for your willingness to help. I just called Microsoft and am working with the tech to fix it.  It looks like there's a problem with the search, that is causing it to not work.
afacts - can you post your solution?
DanNetwork Engineer

Author

Commented:
Here's what he did:


Symptom:
The backup was failing with a unknown exception.
Cause:
The search service application database was corrupt and hence the backup was failing.
Steps Taken To Resolve the Issue:
1. Deleted the search service application database.
2. Re provisioned the search service.
3. Checked that the search was working as expected.
4. Performed a full backup and we were able to perform the backup without any issues.
 
More Information About SharePoint 2010:
      · Getting Started with SharePoint Server 2010 for IT Pros : http://technet.microsoft.com/sharepoint/ee518660.aspx 
      · Upgrade and Migration for SharePoint Server 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/sharepoint/ee517214.aspx 
      · Security and Authentication for SharePoint Server 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/sharepoint/ff601872.aspx 
      · Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=718447d8-0814-427a-81c3-c9c3d84c456e&displaylang=en 
       
      · Server and server farm administration (SharePoint Server 2010):  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794342.aspx 
      · Site and solution administration (SharePoint Server 2010): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794341.aspx
      · Deployment for SharePoint Server 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262957.aspx 
Technical reference for SharePoint Server 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262798.aspx