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Search Indexer hogging CPU


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brucebarrett

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Vista's Performance Monitor shows that SearchIndexer.exe is ALWAYS hogging about 50% of the CPU; is this normal? I don't remember it doing that the first few days I was running Vista.
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Yea it's normal. Vista tries to do productive things while its idle, such indexing files so they can be more quickly searched for. If you start doing other CPU intensive tasks then SearchIndexer.exe should start to use less memory.
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Thanks. I thought it might be something like that, since I did see it's CPU time drop when another program was converting a video. It just seemed strange to still be doing that when there wasn't any significant hard drive activity that I would have associated w/indexing.
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