windows search service 3.0 is crashing XP
Posted on 2012-03-14
An XP system crashes to BSOD with different messages, the most common is "IRQ_LESS_NOT_EQUAL. It is a several year old Optiples with all drivers up to date.
Event viewer shows that search service ended unexpectedly at the time of the crash
If it makes a difference, steady state is installed on the system, and has several accounts with strict restrictions.
I have disabled windows search service by setting it to disabled in services. Aparantly it still runs, and crashes the system. When attempting to uninstall the search service, it notifies that several other applications are dependant on it. How would you solve the problem, and is it safe to uninstall search v3.0?