SearchIndexer.exe crashing with the exception code of 0xc00000fd

This is an FYI post so others on the intertubes can find the answer quickly.

If you get this error:

Log Name: Application

Source: Application Error

Date: 4.11.2008 07:20:41

Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100)

Level: Error

Keywords: Classic

User: N/A Computer: xxxxxxx

Description: Faulting application SearchIndexer.exe, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549b667, faulting module mssrch.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549bd4b, exception code 0xc00000fd, fault offset 0x00003f8f...

Open up Wercon and if it looks like this:


Microsoft Windows Search Indexer


Stopped working


4/21/2008 8:30 AM


Report Sent

Problem signature

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

Application Name: SearchIndexer.exe

Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386

Application Timestamp: 4549b667

Fault Module Name: mssrch.dll

Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386

Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bd4b

Exception Code: c00000fd

Exception Offset: 00007c4c

OS Version: 6.0.6000.

Locale ID: 1033

Additional Information 1: f790

Additional Information 2: 174183f92d554d49550d71425f227859

Additional Information 3: efdd

Additional Information 4: 9c7dda392c8f13823238fe93325e6861

Extra information about the problem

Bucket ID: 349776197

Then you might be able to resolve this by:

A) Upgrading to Vista SP1

B) Install Windows Search 4 (which has now released):

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