An error occurred in the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) service. The property store cannot be opened, and content indexes cannot be loaded.
To resolve this issue execute the following steps:
Look in the Application event log for related events. The Application event log can be viewed through the Event Viewer snap-in which can be found in the Computer Management console. The following task will start the Computer Management console:
Start Computer Management Console
Address any issues in the event log that are responsible for the failure of the property store. Once done restart the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) service. The service can be stopped and restarted using the following tasks:
Stop Search Service
Start Search Service
Finally reset the content indexes.
For information about the SharePointPSSearch service and content indexes, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator’s Guide.