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Assume that you are running Windows Media Center TV Pack on a Windows Vista-based computer. When you try to search for television content by using an element such as the title, a keyword, an actor, or a director, you may not receive any results. If you run the search immediately after you finish the "Set up TV" process, this is the expected behavior because the indexing process takes some time. However, even about four hours after the "Set up TV" process is complete, you may still be unable to search for television content.
This problem occurs when a Windows Media Center request to index the search root of the Media Center Guide is dropped.
Resolution 1: Upgrade to Windows Search 4.0Resolution 1 contains three steps. Because any of these steps may resolve the problem, we suggest that you rerun your search after each step.
Step 1Upgrade to Windows Search 4.0. To download Windows Search 4.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Step 2Make sure that the Windows Media Center index location is listed in the Indexing Options dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 3If the Windows Media Center index location is present, but the problem still occurs, rebuild the indexed locations on your computer. To do this, follow these steps:
Resolution 2: Re-index the search root in Windows Search 3If you decided not to upgrade as suggested in Resolution 1, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about Windows Search 4.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspxFor help with Windows Search problems in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft web page:
Fix problems in which Windows Search is not working or searches are slower
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Article ID: 956302 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 1.0