Windows 10: indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ??? Solved

  1.    23 Jan 2017 #1

    indexing service was off, nothing indexed, so told it rebuild, but ???


    I went to services.msc and it said search service delayed start, so I changed to start, and it only displays 'starting'.

    So is it not running or is the service sort of running rebuilding the index, or is it sort of messed up?

    I did tell it to rebuild the index an hour ago.
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  2.    23 Jan 2017 #2

    It has failed to start 41 times, lots of errors trying to start.
    How do you fix this?
    I set the search service to manual.
    then rebooted.
    then tried to start, and it failed with error
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  3.    23 Jan 2017 #3

    Windows Search / Indexing service won't start - Super User

    trying this now
    And afterwards, maybe try system refresh, keep personal files?

    that did not work, troubleshooter cannot start the service.
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  4.    23 Jan 2017 #4

    ran sfc, no problems
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  5.    23 Jan 2017 #5

    came across this
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...es-or-programs

    My registry IS missing those entries

    however

    the folder TxR claims to be empty, i have show hidden files checked. But the folder under properties says there is
    16mb of files in there. I cant rename so maybe boot linux to see.
    The 'fix' is delete files in TxR.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       23 Jan 2017 #6

    If you wish, you can try this fix:
    Windows Search Service Terminated
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  7.    23 Jan 2017 #7

    I tried something.
    I pulled the drive and put it into a win7 PC, wanted to see if the folder TxR was empty or not.

    On boot up, win7 warned the disk needed a file check, took about 30 minutes finding many many index errors and deleted some files too.

    So I put drive back into it's PC and boot, and Wsearch is now running.

    Since it is running now, do I need to rebuild the index?

    I have no idea why. Why did win10 not warn about it's own disk?

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