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The Windows Search service terminated with the following error: Access

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 64bit

    The Windows Search service terminated with the following error: Access


    I get the following error The Windows Search service terminated with the following error: Access is denied.

    in the event viewer and also, the metro interface freezes when i try to search something and clicking onto files, i get this event viewer error at the same time. Why is this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    As I said in another post. Your Metro screen freezes because you turned off UAC. Metro doesn't work without UAC enabled.

    As for the search error, it's probably hitting a folder that you have removed SERVICE account access to. Does the error say what folder it's referring to?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

The Windows Search service terminated with the following error: Access
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