At one point recently I booted up Vista and got one of those "possible corrupt files" (can't remember exactly phrasing) messages basically wanting me to run a full ChkDsk to correct the problem. Ever since, I keep getting the message that Windows Search (the service) is not functioning.
It is just amazing that after years, Vista manages to come up with new and inscrutable ways to fuck up.
Any thoughts on getting this service back? When trying to start the service I end up with "error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion." Also, I get LOTS of pop-up messages about it, inviting me to let M$ look up a 'solution' on line. Big "Heeeee" there, if it wasn't so sad.