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Search service no longer working. :(

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I stuffed up my installation of SP 2010 by first installing MS Project 2010 onto the server.  I then removed the application, this is where my problems began.  After removing my entire SP sites would not work.  I figured I had to reinstall MS Project 2010 to get the SP Admin config wizard to work correctly.  My sites then came back online. :)  But now I find my searching is not working.

I am getting the following errors

The search application 'Search Service Application' on server <SERVERNAME> did not finish loading. View the event logs on the affected server for more information

In the event log

 Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (65a62f7e-3894-4ef8-baab-e5f699b7196a). Reason: The device is not ready. Technical Support Details: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The device is not ready. at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Synchronize() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.ApplicationServerJob.ProvisionLocalSharedServiceInstances(Boolean isAdministrationServiceJob)


Any ideas?

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