Windows Search Service Will Not Start

Posted on 2013-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Windows Search Service will not start.  Microsoft Fixit was unable to repair.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.


Question by:TazIT
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Expert Comment

ID: 39622828
Please look (you may have already) for the cause and the resolution in the Microsoft article below: >

Author Comment

ID: 39622939
Aadih -

Thank you very much for the quick response.  I went through the Microsoft KB article, which was very helpful.  I could delete all but three of the items:

1 .BLF file

They could also not be deleted in Safe Mode.

What is the next step?

Thank you in advance, Aadih.


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Expert Comment

ID: 39622955
Okay. Try Microsoft FixIt at: >
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Accepted Solution

aadih earned 500 total points
ID: 39622975
If still not fixed, try the following:

Go to control panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off. Uncheck Windows Search feature. Restart PC. Now repeat the above and check Windows Search feature.

Still not fixed?: Do a repair install.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39645769
Thank you very much for your suggestions.  Unfortunately, they did not work in this case.  I will reinstall as your final suggestion.



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