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When you perform a crawl in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, the crawl runs indefinitely.
To resolve this problem install the hotfix packages that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/961750/ )Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): February 24, 2009
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/961749/ )Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver.msp): February 24, 2009
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.