If the index that is used by the Windows 2000 Indexing service exceeds four gigabytes (GB) in size, it may become corrupted, which may cause data loss.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the
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How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.