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  1. #1

    Default Windows Search service won't start

    I have a Surface Pro where the Windows Search service will not start. I get the following error in the event log...

    Log Name: System
    Source: Service Control Manager
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:13:22 PM
    Event ID: 7023
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: JimsTablet
    The Windows Search service terminated with the following error:
    Element not found.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">7023</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-10-09T21:13:22.558825700Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="716" ThreadID="5352" />
    <Security />
    <Data Name="param1">Windows Search</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">%%1168</Data>

    I've looked online and there doesn't seem to be anything that idenitifies what the error is caused by. I have done the following

    Registry scan and fix
    sfc /all
    Checked the C drive for errors

    Any ideas on what to do next?

    Thanks for the help!!

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    Join Date
    Jan 2016

    Default Re: Windows Search service won't start

    Right click on START choose RUN: Enter the command services.msc look for Windows Search in the list of services. double click it and check to see if your setting is automatic. if it is not running click start. if you get an error and the service wont start it could be an issue with your hard drive. if there are errors windows search service can not index.

    I had this problem with Windows search index and fixed it using check disk and fix errors on C drive. It appears that there was a disk error and windows was able to successfully repair. After the repair, windows search service started and the file structure index was rebuilt; which improved performance to the overall system.

    Windows 10. open <This PC> on the desktop. Right click on C drive. Choose (Properties). Under the <Tools tab> click <Check> it will check drive for errors. Choose to check and repair. after reboot the Windows Search service should start normally. My setting is automatic. to check that setting. go back to the instructions and enter the services.msc command in the run command prompt.

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