I am using XP Home SP3. Recently I found that my Windows Search is not functioning. I get a message on the bar saying it is not running and, to correct it, I should go to All Programs and click on Windows Search. Doing that does not fix it. I have
run the Windows Fix It program for Windows Search. It finds three errors which it could not fix
1. Windows Search is crashing or failing.
2. Windows Search does not start and gives an error message.
3. Windows Search does not show any result.
The Windows Search icon in the task bar shows: "Waiting to receive indexing status... ".
When I go to the list of services running, it shows that Windows Search is set to automatic. I click there to start it manually and it responds "Could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer. Error 1068. The dependency service or group failed
to start." My Indexing Service was shown as Disabled. I started it manually, but it made no difference to Windows Search. Rebooting has made no difference. I have no idea what change or installation may have triggered this.
The Windows Search Troubleshooter which could not fix the issue took me to this site. Hopefully somebody here can assist. Thanks in advance.
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