Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer (Error 1053)

Windows Search does not work in the start menu nor does IE8 remember URL history anymore.

I have tried the steps in this post (did not work): http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7files/thread/8d68d244-afca-4006-a6eb-57d4dd9d58df

I ran an sfc scan, which returned that no integrity issues were detected.  I have also tried disabling the Windows Search feature from "Turn Windows Features on or off", restarted, and tried re-enabling it, without success.

I tried creating a new profile, but the same problem occurred.  I found out that the WSearch service is not running.  When I try to enable it, I receive the following error:

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Services
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Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer.

Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion


I have done some searching in the forum, but I was unable to find a solution to this problem.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer
Answer
Yep, http://www41.zippyshare.com/v/30503880/file.html

Unzip, and apply this REG fix.
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]
ex-MVP (2003-2012) (Windows Client)

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Last updated July 23, 2020 Views 25,104 Applies to: