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Microsoft windows search indexer stopped working

I have windows defender whas stopped working, skype has stopped working and so on. around 4 programs has stopped working and I am unable to s=restore from a previous restore point

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    Hello, This method is quick and easy, but may not work if you are having
    serious issues. Still it’s worth a shot before going to the other steps
    where you have to delete stuff.
    First, type Indexing Options in the Start Menu’s
    search box in Vista. Click on the Advanced tab and then
    click Rebuild. ou can also try clicking on Restore Defaults if Rebuild
    does not work. If for some strange reason you are not able to select
    anything on this page, you can rebuild the searcher index manually by
    editing the following registry key:
    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows
    Search/SetupCompletedSuccessfully
    to zero and then restarting the machine. However, if you
    can avoid registry key modifications that’s best! Also, make sure to
    create a restore point before making any registry edits.
    Delete the Windows Search Index Program Folder
    If the above method did not work, you can try to delete all of the
    files associated with search indexing in Vista by deleting everything
    inside these folders:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Temp
    If you do not see these folders, you need to turn on viewing for
    hidden folders by going to Windows Explorer or My Computer
    and then choosing Tools,
    Folder Options. Go to the View tab and scroll down
    till you see “Show hidden files and folders“. You
    should now be able to see the ProgramData folder.
    Again, make a backup of the files in the directories
    before deleting them just in case, but they really are not that
    important. If you get an Access is Denied message when trying to delete
    the files, you will first need to stop the Window Search Index service
    by going to Control Panel, then Administrative
    Tools, and then clicking on Services.
    The service should be called Windows Search or Windows Searcher.
    Double click on the service and click Stop. After you delete the files, restart the computer and the index will be rebuilt and
    hopefully your error will be gone!
    Hope that helps someone with a very annoying error! Remember the
    search index service is not critical, so you’re not going to mess up
    your computer by disabling the service or
    deleting it’s files. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Thanks.

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When you turn your laptop on press F8
select Last Known Good Configuration
if it doesn't work need to do recovery

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