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Ext User(Peter de B. Harrington)
05-06-2007, 09:33 PM
Hi:

After rebuilding Windoze XP Pro SP2 for the umpteenth time, and successfully
intalling Office 2007, I was prompted to install the Desktop Search Engine
when I opened Outlook (aka LookOut) for the first time. The system started
indexing my two large harddrives and I could not use my computer. I was
basically locked out and even the task manager was inoperable. The desktop
search caused an error with lsass.exe that resulted in my system shutting
down.

On rebooting, the system entered an endless loop of BSOD and restarting when
trying to read the device drivers. I suspect that the Desktop Search Engine
installed a corrupted driver.

This problem is so bad that I cannot even boot into safe mode, so I am
hoping that I can resurrect my system with the system CD. I don't know of
any other way to get to the restore points, but when MS hoses its operating
system this badly, it looks like it will cost at least a half a day to get
back to normal.

Any suggestions on fixing this issue are appreciated, but I want to warn
other users to save them from this MS disaster. BTW, when it is installed
it works, it is worse than the default search that comes with explorer.

Best wishes,

Pete

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
05-06-2007, 11:43 PM
"Peter de B. Harrington" <peter.harrington@ohio.edu> wrote in message
news:%23T7RHQvnHHA.4412@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hi:
>
> After rebuilding Windoze XP Pro SP2 for the umpteenth time, and
> successfully intalling Office 2007, I was prompted to install the Desktop
> Search Engine when I opened Outlook (aka LookOut) for the first time. The
> system started indexing my two large harddrives and I could not use my
> computer. I was basically locked out and even the task manager was
> inoperable. The desktop search caused an error with lsass.exe that
> resulted in my system shutting down.
>
> On rebooting, the system entered an endless loop of BSOD and restarting
> when trying to read the device drivers. I suspect that the Desktop Search
> Engine installed a corrupted driver.
>
> This problem is so bad that I cannot even boot into safe mode, so I am
> hoping that I can resurrect my system with the system CD. I don't know of
> any other way to get to the restore points, but when MS hoses its
> operating system this badly, it looks like it will cost at least a half a
> day to get back to normal.
>
> Any suggestions on fixing this issue are appreciated, but I want to warn
> other users to save them from this MS disaster. BTW, when it is installed
> it works, it is worse than the default search that comes with explorer.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Pete

If you're finding that files are being corrupted during installation or
copying, that can be an indication of memory failure. Hardware failure
that leads to software problems. There is no way to fix this except by
replacing the faulty memory or memory controllers that are causing the
problems in the first place.

If you've been having to rebuild your system repeatedly, stop and try to
figure out what hardware problem is preventing the successful install.

HTH
-pk

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