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Windows 7 file index getting stuck

I'm having issues with a Windows 7 machine, which the file index count doesn't go over 24,240 files, before the rebuild it used to show a little over 74,000 files. Any ideas? I have changed the index location and have re-started the rebuild process many times, no luck so far.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What do you mean by changing index location? This should not be changed.

You need to change / add to the location contents. Make sure USERS is included, Outlook is included and then anything else you want.

Apply (save the results), shut down, start up and then rebuild the index. Allow to run overnight.

Make sure, of course, Windows 7 is completely up to date.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, if you think the index is corrupt (I normally do not see this) try the command line approach to delete the index and rebuild.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/rebuild-windows-7-search-index-via-command-line/21efe850-b5e5-426e-89e1-b696997810e5?auth=1

The first post in response is the answer in that thread.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
It started to rebuild and it was super fast up to 24,000 now it is at 26,500 but it has taken almost 2 days, its moving extremely slow, any ideas? This is a SSD drive.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You may have some folder or file you are trying to index that is damaged or else some damage on the SSD drive.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
Really don't what to say, I have ran checkdisk many times, I have done sfc /scannow and not sure where to look for the problem now, but it needs to be addressed. SMART is saying that the ssd is good and the computer looks good, any ideas?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you think the disk is good and indexing is get suddenly stuck then you may have an issue with the operating system.

Try a Windows 7 Repair Install. You need the Windows 7 DVD for this. Here is a Seven Forums tutorial to assist.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you try the Windows 7 repair install as suggested?
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jdffAuthor Commented:
The issue was with the Nuance PDF converter, once the uninstalled, it moved faster.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You had not said what was installed. Windows 7 by itself indexes just fine.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
John, this piece of software was already installed into this computer prior of me troubleshooting the index issue, it took me a lot of time to actually pin point the issue. Something with Nuance PDF converter was causing the computer not to perform well with the index.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You should close the question, then, with your own solution.,
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jdffAuthor Commented:
removed the Nuance PDF converter.
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