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    Issues in searching items on Windows Vista

    When I try to search items on my PC running on Windows Vista, I have noticed that the search process is very slow. I keep getting the message “indexing not running” while trying to fix it. I have tried system restore too without much use. What troubleshooting steps should I take to fix up this issue?

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    expert Array
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: Issues in searching items on Windows Vista

    Go to the bottom part of the desktop and click the ‘Start’ button in the left corner. Once you can view the start menu, select ‘Run’ option from it. Enter services.msc into the ‘Open’ field and press the ‘OK’ button. This will bring up a list of services available on your system. Navigate through that list and locate indexing service. By the time you find that service, double click on it. After that, make sure that the ‘Startup Type’ option is set to ‘Automatic’.

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    ghanathey swetha Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: Issues in searching items on Windows Vista

    Follow the below methods:
    Method 1 Rebuild the Index
    1. Open the Control Panel.
    2. In the Instant Search box, type Index.
    3. Click on Indexing Options.
    4. Click on Run as Administrator and allow the privileges.
    5. Click on Advanced, then Rebuild.

    Method 2 Disable the Windows Search service
    1. Click Start, type services.msc and press Enter.
    2. Double click on Windows Search.
    3. Set the Startup Type to Disabled and click OK.
    4. Restart Windows.

    If the issue does not occur, you can re-enable the Windows Search service.

    Method 3 Clean Boot
    1. Click the Start Button, type MSCONFIG in the Search Bar and Press Enter to start the System Configuration Utility.

    Note: Please click the Continue if the "User Account Control" window pops up.

    2. Click the Services tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click Disable All (if it is not gray).
    3. Click the Startup tab, click Disable All and click OK.
    4. Restart the computer and test the issue.

    Note: Clean Boot is just a troubleshooting step. If some programs have been disabled, we can enable them later on. If you see the System Configuration Utility, check the box of "Don't show this message" and then click OK.

    Thank you.

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