The SharePoint 2010 Health Analyzer logged the following error: "One or more services have started or stopped unexpectedly." with detail "The following services are managed by SharePoint, but their running state does not match what SharePoint expects:
Attempting to restart the service via the Windows Services gives the error: "Windows could not start the SharePoint Server Search 14 service on Local Computer. Error 183: Cannot create a file when that file already exists."
A command-line approach ("net start OSearch14") run as administrator gives the same results:
The SharePoint Server Search 14 service is starting.
The SharePoint Server Search 14 service could not be started.
A system error has occurred.
System error 183 has occurred.
Cannot create a file when that file already exists.
To what file is it referring? What is the appropriate action?
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