I was working on my tablet the other day, and OneNote 2007 started to complain that it was unable to index my notebooks since the search service was offline. I figured it had crashed or a program had killed it off for one reason or another, so I ended up rebooting the computer.
After the reboot, I went back to working in OneNote and received the search failure message again. I opened up the 'Services' panel and found the Windows Search service. When I attempted to start it up I was greeted with this message:
Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer. Error 1392: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
I searched around for a solution, but couldn't find a clear answer. I have never encountered this type of issue in Windows 7, and I am not sure how to safely/correctly repair this problem. I am attaching a few screen shots of the error dialog from Windows, and three related events from event viewer:
Any tips? Where should I start? I'm really lost here.