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Search will not START

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    RESOLVED: Search will not START


    As no fix for the problem described below could be found, a repair install was done - and succeeded.

    The search service will not start, via SERVICES.MSC. Generates 1053 error or access denied, error 5.

    Ran the search fix tool. It checked permissions, and reported the problem was fixed, but still no go.
    Attempts to re-run it simply say "not started."

    Under INDEX OPTIONS there is no location listed. "Search not running."

    Merged the WSEARCH_1053-fix.reg file suggested by an MS MVP.

    In Programs and Features, search was disabled (reboot), then enabled (reboot).

    Still won't start. Tips?
    Last edited by borgus; 30 Mar 2012 at 01:55. Reason: issue solved

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  2. #2


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    You could try this, which fixes the audio service not running. Perhaps it will do the same for that, especially if you upgraded to Windows 8:

    Audio service not running
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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