Windows 10 search index keeps rebuilding

Greetings,

I have had Windows 8, in which the search index used to complete then soon after its completion, it deletes and rebuilds itself!

I have then upgraded to Windows 10, the search index worked fine for few days, then it again stated to delete itself every few days. I.e. the search builds the index and finishes in couple of days, it says the indexing complete, then after few days it deletes itself and starts rebuilding the index again, again and so forth.

What could be the problem?

Kind regards,

Hi,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

I suggest you follow the methods below and check if that helps:

Method 1: Run the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.

Follow the below steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Select Troubleshooting.
  3. Click on Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.
  4. Run the Troubleshooter.

Method 2: Run the DISM Tool.

If the issue persists, I would have you run the DISM tool to check the system health and will try to restore the files. 

  1. Click on 'Start'.
  2. Enter 'Command prompt' in the Search box.  
  3. In the list of results, swipe down on or right-click Command Prompt, and then tap or click 'Run as administrator'
  4. In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth 

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

To close the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter.

Note: The tool might take 15-20 minutes to finish running, so please do not cancel it.

Hope the information helps. please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.

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Greeting Nachappa,

I am trying to run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth , however it is more than 25 minutes now and looks like it is not working and stuck at 20%.. the process in the task manager is not showing any CPU usage and the memory it occupies is constant, is this normal?

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Greeting,

Here are the results of the two commands.

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C:\Windows\system32>DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

 

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

Version: 10.0.10240.16384

 

Image Version: 10.0.10240.16384

 

[==========================100.0%==========================]

The component store is repairable.

The operation completed successfully.

 

C:\Windows\system32>DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

 

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

Version: 10.0.10240.16384

 

Image Version: 10.0.10240.16384

 

[==========================100.0%==========================]

 

Error: 0x800f0906

 

The source files could not be downloaded.

Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

 

The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

 

C:\Windows\system32>

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Hi,

Were you able to run the troubleshooter without any errors? 

If you did not run the troubleshooter, then try again. 

  1. In Search type Troubleshooting. Click on Troubleshooting.
  2. Click on System and Security. Click on Search and Indexing

If the issue persists, then try to Run SFC Scan. Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.             

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Hello,

The troubleshooter did not help..

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Thank you for update and reply.

I suggest you to create new user account and try logging to the system using the account and check if that helps.

Refer the following article to create new user account.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/microsoft-account-tutorial

Note: The above article is for Widows 8.1 also valid in Windows 10.

Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.

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