Windows® 7 Indexing Service Automatic Turn Off Issue
Tips on how to fix the indexing services in Windows 7
Windows 7 is a powerful highly functional Operating System from the Microsoft and provides the users with advanced options that help in enhancing the computing experience and overall productivity of the users. The Windows 7 OS is integrated with many useful features and options that can be easily and effectively utilized by the users under minimal errors and complications. The Windows 7 integrates many useful services and processes by default, thus, eliminating the need to install separate programs to process a task after a fresh install. The search and indexing service in the Windows 7 is one such feature of Windows 7 that automatically indexes all files and folders in the computer for aiding users to directly point out required files and folders by using the Windows search feature. The indexing feature if disabled or turned off will affect the functionality of the search functions in the computer and the users will not be able to search for files and folders within the system using the default Windows search feature.
Some points regarding the issue of the Windows indexing service turning off automatically are discussed below:
- Service & system errors
- Disables Windows search
- Restart services or perform repair
Service & system errors
The issues in the Windows services are the main reasons behind the indexing feature in the Windows 7 to turn off automatically. The Windows services like search indexing automatically started upon a system start and hence, does not require any involvement from the users side to start services and related functions. But when this issue occurs in Windows 7, the indexing service stops automatically without any notifications and disables related functions and services.
Disables Windows search
The indexing options and services in Windows 7 are provided to aid with the search features that are integrated into the Windows 7 Explorer and other related programs like Microsoft Outlook that extensively uses the indexing feature to sort and order up large number of files. When the indexing feature in Windows 7 is turned off without any consent, it affects other programs and features that are dependent of this service to complete the given operation. Disabling or stopping of the indexing service will restrict users from searching files using the options in Windows Explorer and other related application and programs.
Users can try to manually restart the service and set it to start automatically at system startup by accessing the related options in the windows services menu. This will fix the issues normally and if not, then the users should reintegrated the windows search and indexing options using the ‘turn Windows features on or off’ options in the Windows 7 Control Panel. Reintegrating the indexing and search feature using the options and restarting the system will most probably fix the errors. Still, if it is not resolved, then users will run a system repair using the available options or by using original install disk. Thus, users can solve apparent issues and will enable users to utilize the functionality of indexing services in the Windows 7.
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