An error occurred in the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) service. The checkpoint record cannot be read.
To resolve this issue execute the following steps:
This is usually a hardware problem so check your hard disk drive and other hardware and verify that everything is working properly.
If necessary 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 this failure.
Once done, restart the SharePointPSSearch service. The service can be stopped and restarted using the following tasks:
Stop SharePoint Portal Server Search Service
Start SharePoint Portal Server Search Service
Reset the content index and run a full update.
For information about the SharePointPSSearch service, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator’s Guide.