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Windows server 2012 Random Indexing disappearing then need to rebuild RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need more info on ways to troubleshoot this to fix this from happening. It happens at random times

    EventViewer gives me the following info:

    • (Level) Warning - (Source) Search - (Event ID) 1008 -  (Task Category) Search

    The windows Search Service is starting up and attempting to remove the old search index {Reason:Index Corruption}.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:13 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

    From Folder Options, turn on "Show Hidden Files/Folders" and navigate to:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows
    Look at the file: Windows.edb, this is the Windows Search Database. What is the size of this file ? Huge ?

    Sometimes if after a major updates, there's lots of files being removed/created then the search index is out of sync and need to be rebuilt. If this Windows.edb is huge in size or corrupted, then CPU is busy trying to re-index it.

    Disable Windows Search from Services, delete this file then re-enable Windows Search to let it rebuild the index from scratch.

    For more suggestions, please refer to this link:

    https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-fix-microsoft-windows-search-indexer-stopped-working-and-was-closed/

    Hope this can help.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel


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    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:26 AM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

    From Folder Options, turn on "Show Hidden Files/Folders" and navigate to:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows
    Look at the file: Windows.edb, this is the Windows Search Database. What is the size of this file ? Huge ?

    Sometimes if after a major updates, there's lots of files being removed/created then the search index is out of sync and need to be rebuilt. If this Windows.edb is huge in size or corrupted, then CPU is busy trying to re-index it.

    Disable Windows Search from Services, delete this file then re-enable Windows Search to let it rebuild the index from scratch.

    For more suggestions, please refer to this link:

    https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-fix-microsoft-windows-search-indexer-stopped-working-and-was-closed/

    Hope this can help.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel


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    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:26 AM
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  • Hi,
    Just want to confirm the current situations.
    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.
    Best Regards,
    Daniel

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    Friday, October 11, 2019 8:12 AM
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  • Hi,
    This is Daniel and wish you all the best!
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    Best Regards,
    Daniel

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    Monday, October 14, 2019 2:23 AM
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  • Hey thanks man 

    For the speedy reply. The file is indeed huge as in almosy 986476 itmes indexed. I have configured the indexing on another drive to save space as it gets big. It from time to time looses indexing at random like last time saw a error under the event viewer but not always.

    i have excluded the local drive and started to rebuild the indexing but excluded the C:\\ Drive with all the system files to see if the part you mentioned about out of sync and updates are ruled out i will let you know how it goes and thanks for the advice :)

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:37 PM
  • OK, Welcome back anytime.

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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:09 AM
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