Indexer keeps crashing on Vista - Event 7031 on SearchIndexer.exe

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by John Richardson, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. The indexer on Vista is repeatedly crashing - in fact, it won't start up at
    all. As a first shot, I've logged all the information I can find in the hope
    it gets indexed. So far, the only report I can find of similar problems is
    in Chinese and from a beta build of Vista. More later

    "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has stopped working"
    Event ID: 7031
    OS: Vista Ultimate
    Frequency: Repeatedly

    "There is no content available for Event 7034, for this version of the
    Windows operating system"

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: SearchIndexer.exe
    Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386
    Application Timestamp: 4549b667
    Fault Module Name: mssrch.dll
    Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bd4b
    Exception Code: c00000fd
    Exception Offset: 00007c40
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: f790
    Additional Information 2: 174183f92d554d49550d71425f227859
    Additional Information 3: 5f5b
    Additional Information 4: bacee04fbe2fc1532fd17e15138538e7
    John Richardson, Feb 10, 2007
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  2. My Search Indexer crashed after I had a crash with an audio. I had a bad
    sound card driver. I ended up doing a re-install. You can turn it off in
    Services so it won't keep popping up. I found some others having this
    problem. Just do a search on Search Indexer and there are a couple of other
    reports. No fixes that I can find.
    Sam Steinhauser, Feb 10, 2007
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  3. John Richardson

    TheBigDog Guest

    I've had the same problem. It started about 2 days ago and it constantly
    crashes. Unfortunately I don't have any of the logs or info about the
    problem with me.
    I know it is preventing me from opening Outlook 2007 (if I start in safe
    mode it's ok, normal mode locks). Ever since the crashing started I also
    cannot copy files across my network, it will again lock if I attempt it. I
    hope this is something fixable...
    TheBigDog, Feb 13, 2007
  4. You can disable Windows Search in the Services console. That will allow you
    to run any programs. It just won't keep a updated list of the files on your
    comoputer so when you do a file search it may be slower. I could not find a
    fix other than what I just described so I ended up formatting C: and
    re-installing. I couldn't deal with my 2 day old vista installation being
    broke. I didn't put my audio driver back on and I have run perfectly for a
    week now.
    Sam Steinhauser, Feb 13, 2007
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