Windows Search fails to create catalog

Posted: 08-27-2006, 07:44 PM
I have been trying to enable the indexing since installing a fresh copy of
build 5536. When I tell Explorer to turn on Indexing and give my credentials
nothing happen. If I open the Indexing Options dialog, everything is grayed
out and it says that "Indexing is not running". I tried to manually start
the Windows Search service, and I get this error:

===
Windows could not start the Windows Search on Local Computer. For more
information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft
service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error
code -2147218141.
===

So I checked the application log and have tons of errors and warnings about
it:

===
The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog.
Internal error <1,0x80070002>.
===

Anyone has an idea how I can delete the old index or fix this, to be able to
start indexing?

Anthony

Windows Search fails to create catalog


Responses to "Windows Search fails to create catalog"

Crafton
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RE: Windows Search fails to create catalog
Posted: 09-11-2006, 03:29 AM
I have this very same problem in build 5600. Have you found a solution yet?

"Anthony Brien" wrote:
> I have been trying to enable the indexing since installing a fresh copy of
> build 5536. When I tell Explorer to turn on Indexing and give my credentials
> nothing happen. If I open the Indexing Options dialog, everything is grayed
> out and it says that "Indexing is not running". I tried to manually start
> the Windows Search service, and I get this error:
>
> ===
> Windows could not start the Windows Search on Local Computer. For more
> information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft
> service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error
> code -2147218141.
> ===
>
> So I checked the application log and have tons of errors and warnings about
> it:
>
> ===
> The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog.
> Internal error <1,0x80070002>.
> ===
>
> Anyone has an idea how I can delete the old index or fix this, to be able to
> start indexing?
>
> Anthony
>
Crafton
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RE: Windows Search fails to create catalog
Posted: 09-11-2006, 03:30 AM
I have this very same problem in build 5600, have you found a solution yet?

"Anthony Brien" wrote:
> I have been trying to enable the indexing since installing a fresh copy of
> build 5536. When I tell Explorer to turn on Indexing and give my credentials
> nothing happen. If I open the Indexing Options dialog, everything is grayed
> out and it says that "Indexing is not running". I tried to manually start
> the Windows Search service, and I get this error:
>
> ===
> Windows could not start the Windows Search on Local Computer. For more
> information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft
> service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error
> code -2147218141.
> ===
>
> So I checked the application log and have tons of errors and warnings about
> it:
>
> ===
> The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog.
> Internal error <1,0x80070002>.
> ===
>
> Anyone has an idea how I can delete the old index or fix this, to be able to
> start indexing?
>
> Anthony
>
mauidan
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RE: Windows Search fails to create catalog
Posted: 09-19-2006, 01:06 AM
I am having the same problem on x86 build 5600! It's frustrating not to be
able to search anything!!! FWIW I did install Office 2007 B2TR

"Anthony Brien" wrote:
> I have been trying to enable the indexing since installing a fresh copy of
> build 5536. When I tell Explorer to turn on Indexing and give my credentials
> nothing happen. If I open the Indexing Options dialog, everything is grayed
> out and it says that "Indexing is not running". I tried to manually start
> the Windows Search service, and I get this error:
>
> ===
> Windows could not start the Windows Search on Local Computer. For more
> information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft
> service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error
> code -2147218141.
> ===
>
> So I checked the application log and have tons of errors and warnings about
> it:
>
> ===
> The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog.
> Internal error <1,0x80070002>.
> ===
>
> Anyone has an idea how I can delete the old index or fix this, to be able to
> start indexing?
>
> Anthony
>
mauidan
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RE: Windows Search fails to create catalog
Posted: 09-19-2006, 01:07 AM
I am having the same problem on x86 build 5600 and FWIW Office 2007 Beta 2
TR. It's insanely frustrating not to be able to search email & files now!

"Anthony Brien" wrote:
> I have been trying to enable the indexing since installing a fresh copy of
> build 5536. When I tell Explorer to turn on Indexing and give my credentials
> nothing happen. If I open the Indexing Options dialog, everything is grayed
> out and it says that "Indexing is not running". I tried to manually start
> the Windows Search service, and I get this error:
>
> ===
> Windows could not start the Windows Search on Local Computer. For more
> information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft
> service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error
> code -2147218141.
> ===
>
> So I checked the application log and have tons of errors and warnings about
> it:
>
> ===
> The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog.
> Internal error <1,0x80070002>.
> ===
>
> Anyone has an idea how I can delete the old index or fix this, to be able to
> start indexing?
>
> Anthony
>
gazyg
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RE: Windows Search fails to create catalog
Posted: 12-16-2006, 11:27 AM
I have the same problem.
Has anyone found a solution? May have to resort to Google's search.


"Anthony Brien" wrote:
> I have been trying to enable the indexing since installing a fresh copy of
> build 5536. When I tell Explorer to turn on Indexing and give my credentials
> nothing happen. If I open the Indexing Options dialog, everything is grayed
> out and it says that "Indexing is not running". I tried to manually start
> the Windows Search service, and I get this error:
>
> ===
> Windows could not start the Windows Search on Local Computer. For more
> information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft
> service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error
> code -2147218141.
> ===
>
> So I checked the application log and have tons of errors and warnings about
> it:
>
> ===
> The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog.
> Internal error <1,0x80070002>.
> ===
>
> Anyone has an idea how I can delete the old index or fix this, to be able to
> start indexing?
>
> Anthony
>
Robert Blacher
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Re: Windows Search fails to create catalog
Posted: 12-16-2006, 11:32 AM
Oh dear, a known bug in early builds of Vista, like yours, fixed for the
first time in 5744, I believe, and I know for sure it is fixed in the RTM
(which is what I am running and I had the same problem with the early
builds).

The only workaround I ever found was to "upgrade" Vista with the exact same
version (boot the Vista DVD, choose upgrade). THAT caused the index to
rebuild.

Er, the other choice is to buy Vista now if you have that option or wait
'til Jan 30th.


"gazyg" <gazyg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9C85C1CB-27C8-4D78-9BA1-02EF71769099@microsoft.com...
>I have the same problem.
> Has anyone found a solution? May have to resort to Google's search.
>
>
> "Anthony Brien" wrote:
>
>> I have been trying to enable the indexing since installing a fresh copy
>> of
>> build 5536. When I tell Explorer to turn on Indexing and give my
>> credentials
>> nothing happen. If I open the Indexing Options dialog, everything is
>> grayed
>> out and it says that "Indexing is not running". I tried to manually start
>> the Windows Search service, and I get this error:
>>
>> ===
>> Windows could not start the Windows Search on Local Computer. For more
>> information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft
>> service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error
>> code -2147218141.
>> ===
>>
>> So I checked the application log and have tons of errors and warnings
>> about
>> it:
>>
>> ===
>> The Windows Search Service has failed to created the new system catalog.
>> Internal error <1,0x80070002>.
>> ===
>>
>> Anyone has an idea how I can delete the old index or fix this, to be able
>> to
>> start indexing?
>>
>> Anthony
>>
pricehale
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Re: Windows Search fails to create catalog
Posted: 05-23-2008, 11:06 PM

I have exactly the same problem. If I use the control panel to try t
access index settings, all the options are grayed out. If I use th
services console, "Windows Search" is not running. If I attempt to star
it, I get an error message saying it could not create a catalog.

THen a pop-up appears saying "Could not start the Windows Search . . .
refer to "service-specific" error code - 2147218141"

I did find a very simple procedure for "Resetting the Index" a
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/85...h-service.html

I performed the procedure. There were no complications. All th
dialogs etc were reassuring. But the problem is still there.

I wonder if the problem is more the "catalog" rather then Window
Search or the Index

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