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  Asked By: Ramsey    Date: Mar 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1743

I've got a really urgent one on my hands. My sharepoint server crashed
today. When it came back up, search stopped working. I keep seeing an
error below. Does anyone know what could have happened and how to fix
it? Thank you very much in advance.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Office Server Search
Event Category: Content index server
Event ID: 4127
Date: 6/5/2008
Time: 9:19:11 AM
User: N/A
Computer: CGLOSPPS
Content index on Portal_Content could not be initialized. Error The
content index is corrupt. 0xc0041800.Component:



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Travis Turner     Answered On: Mar 14

Search is not my area of expertise, but wouldn't a full crawl (recreating the
content index) fix this problem?

Answer #2    Answered By: Noah Carr     Answered On: Mar 14

Do I achieve that by resetting 'Crawled content'?

Answer #3    Answered By: Skyler Poole     Answered On: Mar 14

your SharePoint index  may be corrupted and full crawl is definitely
needed. But you may want to run the "Reset content  Source" first to
ensue you have a clean start before the full crawl. Result of running a
full crawl on top of a corrupted index is unpredictable.

If your content is huge and full crawl takes days, you should have a
backup plan in place (using proven SharePoint backup tool, not the
regular server  and SQL backups).

Answer #4    Answered By: Demetrius Mcdaniel     Answered On: Mar 14

I've attempted to do that and now search  Settings are completely
unavailable. I've tried restarting both of the search services but
search settings are still unavailable.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jake Harvey     Answered On: Mar 14

Does this machine also provide indexing services?  If so. try running
"STSADM -o osearch -action stop" on the search  server.  This will stop all
of the servers and remove all of your index  files.  You should then be able
to go back  into the CA site and reenable the services.  You'll probably
need to go back into the SSP and re-define your indexer as well.

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