Maintenance :: Search Function Not Working - Services (local) Says Stopping
Feb 2, 2013
I read a former post about this - it referenced a older post about indexing and saw this at the bottom in the form of an update : Run > services.msc > find Windows Search > right click to select properties >
When I looked at WINDOWES SEARCH here is says STOPPING and when I clicked on properties the area that appears to be where you can change this is grayed out (STAT STOPE PAUSE RESUME) cannot be clicked ...
It is also not working from the blue screen where I can click on Apps/Files/Settings - (Do not know the name of these new screens or locations) ...
I know of two ways to search. Neither is working for me. Indexing service is active.
1) Using Modern UI (see screenshot)
Good : finds things including file contents
Bad : Searches cannot be saved. No advanced options like (type of data: file, outlook etc..), size, date...File types associated with Internet Explorer are opened in Modern UI IE not in Desktop IE. Every time a file is opened, the search results vanish.
2) Using Explorer (see screenshot)
Good : It has everything the Modern UI search lacks (advanced options, save searches etc.)
Bad : Doesn't find things (file content wise). For example the file in the screenshot is on my desktop. It takes minutes and then finds nothing.
No Apps can find my Location. (their not finding an incorrect location, but not finding ANY location info). I have Windows Location Platform enabled in Control Panel. I have Let Apps Use My Location turned on in User Settings. All apps have Location turned on..but. NONE OF THEM can find location.
One App will give me this error "Location Service Error: Either using the current location is blocked, or network is down".
Is it possible I inadvertently disabled an essential startup program or service?
The other day I was looking into the services of my computer cause typically certain services run at certain types and I'm used to it being like that, however I noticed a service that usually ran wasn't running.
Checked in the services list. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service was set to Manual... check online and apparently the default is Automatic (Delayed Start). So hmm... set it back to default of Automatic (Delayed Start), wondering why it was like that way.
Look through the Event Logs. A few entries of BITS constantly being switched to auto start and demand start interchangably by SYSTEM. Going back to the 10th of July.
This morning after I had set it to this, Windows Update service isn't stopping itself after a period of time after boot like it usually does. I'm... confused by this. Why is it still running? Check Services. Apparently this entire time it had been set to... Automatic (Trigger Start). I'm... surprised by this, confused and not understanding. Look up the default, set it back to its default of Manual (Trigger Start). Hopefully that fixes that.
But it's kinda weird and odd that my computer was like this. I guess some services didn't get altered properly from the shift from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1? Cause I upgraded via the store. By the way I'm running the Pro version.
I have new windows 8.1 installed with latest updates.
I have a C drive as my OS drive, and D drive for my documents.
My D drive (formatted as NTFS) has indexing switched on.
But, when I go into indexing options / modify / show all locations, my D drive is not displayed.
I just can't figure it out, this worked just fine under windows 7. I checked the drive authorities and I am the owner to the drive root+ all subfolders and have full authorisation to drive root + subfolders also.
I've been getting this single warning since the very first boot after a clean install of Windows 8 Pro. This is the only warning I get along with 19 informationals that are easy to understand and logical.
Event ID 1530, User Profiles Services
Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.
DETAIL - 1 user registry handles leaked from RegistryUserS-1-5-21-4208045085-1828888239-1443801484-1001:
Process 1028 (DeviceHarddiskVolume2WindowsSystem32svchost.exe) has opened key REGISTRYUSERS-
While trying to add folders to the Search Index, I was informed the Windows Search process was not started. When I go to the Services Console and attempt to manually start, I am given the error:
"Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."
So I opened an command prompt with administrative level access to run sfc and received the following error after it was complete:
"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windirLogsCBSCBS.log. For example C:WindowsLogsCBSCBS.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios."
The CBS.log file is too large to upload to here or paste into pastebin, so here is a dropbox upload of it:
What other way, aside from a repair install, do I have to fix my missing files and services?
Processor: Intel i5 2500k @ 3.3GHz OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview with Media Center Motherboard: Z68A-D3H-83 Installed Physical Memory: 8.00GB
I have a Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 with windows 8, and none of the function keys are working, although they used to work. Windows 8 does not have flash cards, nor is there a keyboard option on computer settings.
I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 and noticed my USB 3 WD Passport external hard drive stays powered on as well as my round LED's (Lock/Start/Reset). With Windows 7 I just enabled EuP in the bios and that powered everything down when I shut down including the LED's. Now with Windows 8.1 that function doesn't work. They all stay on. I tried disabling all the power functions in Power Management for the USB but still, the power stays on. For some reason the EuP enable function does not work like before. I believe its related to Windows 8.1 since it worked fine with Windows 7. For some reason they locked USB power after shutdown.
PS: I already tried resetting the bios to no effect.
I am running a regular laptop that is not a portable workstation of any sort and yet I am unable to utilize Windows 8's hidden Backup & Restore function. I have already made the appropriate backups with Macrium but my issue is the error message itself and how it may be effecting other aspects of my Windows experience. How to tell the OS that I am not a "portable workstation"?
I have a desktop computer running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. My computer suffered from an improper shutdown during a power outage. I am getting multiple error messages on logging in, and the sfc /scannow command shows several corrupt files, including msvcr80.dll and multiple others, preventing programs like Microsoft Word from running properly.
I am getting the message after running sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt that Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%LogsCBSCBS.log. I used the findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%LogsCBSCBS.log >"%userprofile%Desktopsfcdetails.txt" command to get this log outputted to a sfcdetails.txt log, and it shows which files are corrupt.
I then decided to turn to DISM, in an elevated command prompt, to ensure the component store was good, so that SFC can fix the files. This is where I am getting lost.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth states that: The component store is repairable. However, when I run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth , I am told (after some minutes of it running) that DISM failed, no operation was taken, with an error code of 0x80240021.
Looking at the dism.log file, I am seeing a very long log. These are the initial lines:
 Caller did not request sparse mount  Mounting new image. Wim: [?GLOBALROOTdeviceharddisk0partition1RecoveryWindowsREWinre.wim] Image Index:  Mount Path: [C:WINDOWSTEMP35f47719-b059-4f12-b5ee-101b2768bade]
From what I can make, some file name or directory is incorrect? I have attached my dism.log file (saved as a .doc file for attachment purposes), my sfcdetails.txt log (obtained from the sfc /scannow function), and a screenshot of the Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth error message when I run it in PowerShell. How I can run DISM correctly to fix my component store.
After upgrading to Windows 8.1 from 8.0 I noticed that I can no longer search anything under 'Settings' (Winkey + W). I am still able to search for files and the web (Bing ads and all that) however (ie. under 'Everywhere' or Files). I have already rebuilt the index and rebooted/shutdown a few times and it still does not work.
Neither the start screen nor the search feature within Explorer will return any results if the files I want to look for are on my secondary HDD. This is a bit of a problem as all of my documents, pictures, videos, downloads etc are on this secondary drive.
I can even go into the documents library and search using Explorer, and it still won't find anything that I search for.
Since I turned on a new computer, SEARCH function is not working anywhere.
I can't enter the search mode in Explorer (CTRL+F or WIN+F does simply nothing) and when I go to Start menu screen and start typing, nothing happens. When I'm in Start menu and go to search it gives me no results no matter what I type - it just says: This app can't be searched. (as you can see below).
I am running Windows 8 64bit. I have two internal hard drives: a 118GB SSD (C and a 2T HD (B.
Windows was installed onto C: and so the default library locations were set to C:. I obviously didn't have enough room to let C: contain my normal documents so I changed my default library locations to be on B:.
With this configuration the Search feature has never found any documents on B:. Today I double-checked to make sure B: was set to be indexed, and it is. I then had the computer rebuild the index. I even ran the Search troubleshooter and had the Windows "Fix It" program rebuild my search features.
I saw the File History screenshot tutorial.In that tutorial there is an Option 3 -> Point No. 3: To Select a Network or Local Drive Location to Save File History.When I click the select drive button,none of my local drives are showing up.What to do?
Two days ago I received quite a strong new Win 8.1 computer (with SATA drive). I have opted for a LOCAL user only without a password.
The boot process was extremely fast: the computer turns-on to the blue log-in screen in few seconds; and then pressing Enter the signing-in process was almost immediate.
Then, a bad thing happened: I was lured by Microsoft to sign-in with a Microsoft account. Then, signing-in to my computer with this MS account (and password) took ages; I mean, something like a full one minute the computer was trying to sign-in until eventually succeeding.
Understanding my mistake (why would I want an MS account?) I decided to disconnect from my Microsoft account, and return back to my nice local user.
But now, the long waiting time to signing-in (even without a password, and with an automatic log-in) still remains: I wait like 25 sec when the blue screen and the white dot circulate repeatedly until my account is signed-in.
As soon as I start an application (Cadence Allegro PCB Designer 16.5 but I don't think it's relevant) my CPU usage gets to the roof and stays there long after I killed the application and I believe I every associated process. The CPU usage is so high that the battery will be drained after about 45 minutes (It usually last about 3 hours).
According to my task manager the responsible is "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)". As a matter of fact, preventing the executable from accessing the network sort of solves the issue. I don't believe I need that executable to access the network but I'd like to understand what kind of network service can consume that much CPU (was actually affraid of overheating) and to know if there's a more appropriate way to solve this.
My search feature isn't working. This is the main search that should start with you typing while the metro screen is up. Some time ago it just disappeared. I've tried a couple of things to get it to work, but I can't.
I moved from Windows 7 32bit to Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit installation was clean got my OS validated PC was working fine for 1 day and then I got this issue which freezes my PC for longtime repeatedly.All I have installed in it was Steam DOTA 2 game and some media softwares like VLC,Chrome,Firefox nothing more .I checked upon my event viewer found this Index Search error frequently on startup and also ESNET issue .
I tried to update my gigabyte mother board drivers but didn't get new one .So moved on to use this Intel Online Scanner then I get this BSOD from System requirements Labs had to leave that thing . How do I move forward ?
All the other option I have is to reformat my PC and degrade from 8.1 Enterprise to 8.1, 8.1 Pro or Win 7 Ultimate 64bit mostly .