SearchIndexer.exe stealing focus

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Mattaton

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The past few months I have found my active program losing focus to SOMETHING. I have traced the problem to the Windows search indexer.

I'm using process explorer to monitor tasks using the most CPU. Every couple minutes, SearchIndexer.exe (along with a couple support exes like wermgr.exe, SearchProtocolHost.exe, and SearchFilterHost.exe) pops to the top of the task list, my current window loses focus, for 5 seconds or so, SearchIndexer.exe goes away and my program returns to normal.
If I disable the service, the problem goes away. But then Outlook 2010 is always complaining about the service not running. Ugh.

The question...WHY?! I've never seen a computer do this before.

Any help would be appreciated!

Matt
 

Mattaton

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Ah...some further light on the subject.
Looking at the system event log, The Windows Search service has terminated unexpectedly 180 times today (and counting) and restarted only to bomb again. Each of the errors say that they will restart the service in 30 seconds. That explains the focus issue, but not the reason why the indexer is crashing out over and over.
 
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