Jnicol

Recently I have been getting the error message "Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host has stopped working" popping up every 10 seconds when Vista is building its search index. After indexing is complete, the messages disappear.

In the event viewer, the corresponding application errors show up:

Faulting application SearchProtocolHost.exe, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549b668, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549bd80, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00045208, process id 0x16ec, application start time 0x01c7ce62a8eaadd8.

I have tried system restore, but none of my restore points worked, so it looks like I am going to have to try and track down the problem.

I have tried rebuilding the windows search index, and deleting/rebuilding the actual index file, but that didn't help.

I have done a lot of googling for an answer, and the only solutions I have found applied to people who has Outlook 2007 installed, which I do not.

Any suggestions


Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Eric Wolz - MSFT

The exception code indicated that the program is access unallocated memory. Can you post the Windows Error Reporting "Bucket Number" for further investigating.

To get the crash bucket number:
1. Use WDS to generate the crash. When you are prompted, click the button to send the data to Microsoft.
2. Immediately after sending the data, go to "Control Panel" | "Administrative tools" | "Event viewer".
3. In Event viewer, choose the "Application" node of the tree on the left.
4. Sort the data by "Date", and scroll to the most recent entries.
5. Look for entries where the "Type" is "error" and have red "X" icons. Double click on them to "open" them.
6. One of the last (most recent) red entries should be for WDS and have a "bucket number" in the description field






Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Jnicol

Hi Eric, here is the bucket # and other details from the Event Viewer:

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Log Name: Application
Source: Windows Error Reporting
Date: 26/07/2007 1:46:14 PM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Jonathan-PC
Description:
Fault bucket 472089209, type 1
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: None
Cab Id: 360146000

Problem signature:
P1: SearchProtocolHost.exe
P2: 6.0.6000.16386
P3: 4549b668
P4: kernel32.dll
P5: 6.0.6000.16386
P6: 4549bd80
P7: c0000005
P8: 00045208
P9:
P10:


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Thanks for looking at this for me!




Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Shaun Sullivan

I am getting the same exact error and it's driving me crazy Smile Hope to see an answer soon.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Eric Wolz - MSFT

Jnicol, it looks like there is an issue indexing the file below. Can you tell me the filter that is registered to the .plist that is found under the advance, File Types in the Indexing Options control panel

c:\users\Jonathan\Desktop\flash_player_update4_flash9_win\Players\Debug\Flash Player.app\Contents\Info.plist






Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Jnicol

Hi Eric,

The filter description for the .plist filetpye is just 'File properties filter', and it is set to index properties only, rather than index properties and file contents.

So I don't think there is anything unusual in that setting

To see if it would resolve the issue, I moved that file and it's folder to an external (non indexed) drive, and rebuilt the search index. Unfortunately searchprotocolhost.exe is still crashing every 10 seconds. So possibly it is not that particular file causing every crash, just the one that I gave you a bucket number for





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Jnicol

@Shaun Sullivan - if you are still reading this thread, have you had any luck resolving the issue at your end




Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Monkeytreez

I too am having the same problem so I have searched the web and have found several sites that recommend that resetting the index searcher : regedit - hkey local machine - hkey local machine software microsoft windows search -setupcompletedsuccessfully - here they say to right click and then edit the value from 1 to 0 in the edit dword window. Then restart.

Is this a safe way to resolve the problem If you could advise that would be fantastic. Many thanks




Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Eric Wolz - MSFT

Jnicol; please report these errors back and check the Fault bucket number. If it is different than above, please post the new number.

Monkeytreez; Yes, that is a safe way to completely reset the indexer. Reboot after changing this value.






Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Jnicol

Hi Eric,

The fault bucket number is the same: Fault bucket 472089209, type 1

Does that mean that the file you mentioned IS causing the problem still, even though I moved it

Monkeytreez - thanks for the suggestion. I tired it out, but unfortunately it didn't fix my problem Sad




Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Eric Wolz - MSFT

Jnicol, looking at your other dumps, that only thing I can figure out is that your tquery.dll.mui data file is corrupted. No one else is currently experiencing this issue and all reports are from your machine.

Please uninstall the product. Search for any instances of tquery.dll.mui under c:\windows\system32 and delete them (there should not be any there) and reinstall the product.






Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

fishgeek

Hi Eric, I too am having the same error of "Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working" on Vista. It is causing Microsoft Outlook 2007 to run extremely slowly. Is there a possible correlation there The error message about Windows Search just started popping up regularly in mid session. It wasn't after a startup or after installation of any program. Really weird. I'd like to do what I can to help you evaluate my problem, but may not be as savvy as I think. Could you walk me through it Also, I should add that I tried to do the regedit fix outlined by Monkey, but I could not find the last key in the tree named 'successfullyinstalled' under Windows Search. Does that possible mean something

I hope I've made sense, and I hope you can help! This error message is driving me crazy!

Sincerely,

fishgeek





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

rxf26

Here I quote comment from microsoft person to Jnicol "No one else is currently experiencing this issue and all reports are from your machine." It is not true. I do suffer the same problem. I have more than 5 computers to operate, so, I can skip one and waiting for answer. I do the same google searching like most people do and find not direct answer targeting to this problem. So, I am still waiting (for answer). People from Microsoft might think it is O.K., because your computer still working. Yes, even I have this problem I still can process the computer because it is not breakdown, it still working. You just feel unhappy about it. The function when I don't really care and it doesn't really bother me. I still feel O.K. to operate with it. By the way, I use Vist Home Premium. I have this problem for about a week or so. It might be a recent problem, I guess. I did not operate the machine with bugs for a week already. See, if anyone come up with any solution to this. Many thanks!






Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

Jnicol

Please uninstall the product.

Is that popssible without uninstalling Vista I assumed the two things are inextricably tied to one another.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working [vista]

cme2daa

"Windows Search Protocol Host Has Stopped Working" on Vista. It is causing Microsoft Outlook 2007 to run extremely slowly.

Same here.