"The Windows Search service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs"
Or if there are corrupted log files at the following location:
Note: The above regisrty key is unique to each machine, so should not be replaced manually.
Note: The files in the folder location above are hidden and will thus not be visible unless you set the system to not Hide Protected Operating System Files under Tools - Folder Options.
Once these files are deleted, reboot the machine. Once rebooted, observe that the Windows Search service has already started and is in process of rebuilding the Index.
Note: You may observe High CPU while the Search Index is being rebuilt.
Article ID: 2484025 - Last Review: Jun 10, 2011 - Revision: 1