The Indexing Service filter daemon keeps crashing on my Windows XP Pro machine, with the following error message:

Indexing Service filter daemon has encountered a problem and needs to close.  
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Not a big deal, I can click "Don't Send Error Report" all day. But what's going on, here? Is this a service that I need? Is the frequent crashing indicative of something worse that's happening behind the scenes?

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  1. Open My Computer
  2. Right click your hard drive icon and select properties.
  3. At the bottom of the window you'll see Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster searches, uncheck this and click Ok.
  4. A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders. It will take a a minute or two for the changes to take affect but then you should enjoy slightly faster performance

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