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How to fix error: “1053 Windows Search Service Startup” in Windows 7

This error occurs because Windows Search service fails to start, the Indexing doesn’t run, and the controls in Indexing Options are dimmed out.
The solution to the problem

Follow the instructions to resolve the error “1053 Windows Search Service Startup”:

  1. 1

    Download ‘wsearch-1053-fix.zip’

  2. 2

    Right click and ‘Unzip’ to desktop

  3. 3

    Install and apply the wsearch-1053-fix.reg

  4. 4

    Click ‘Start’ then click on ‘Search box’

  5. 5

    Type “Services.msc’’ then press ‘Enter’

  6. 6

    Locate Windows Search

  7. 7

    Right click on windows search then select ‘Start’


Fixing registry can also resolve the issue. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. You need to be very careful while making any changes or modifications to the registry.

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