Spotlight Crashes when Search Something (SystemUIServer Crashes Actually)

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  1. Kuray macrumors regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
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    Spotlight Crashes when Search Something (SystemUIServer Crashes Actually)

    Yesterday, I installed 10.6.4 from Updater. After everything is OK, I realized that problem.

    When I tried to seach something from Spotlight, I got the list without icons and after 2-3 seconds, menu closed and SystemUIServer restarts

    Those are the reports from Console:
    First Try:
    Second Try:
    Third Try:

    As for as I remember that problem started after updating to 10.6.4 from 10.6.4

    I have iStat Menus, I installed it with his uninstaller and AppZapper.

    EDIT:
    I got answer from Apple Discussions

    First i tried with Guest Account- Same Problem
    I created new acount-First Search, No Problem, Others have Same Problem(Thats User Account)
    I created 3rd and 4th account-Same Problem(Those are Admin Account)

    There arent any file named "com.apple.spotlight.plist" in my account.
    I deleted "com.apple.systemuiserver.plist" and restarted computer. Same Problem.

    What I realized after, There aren't any file named "com.apple.spotlight.plist" in all accounts, even they are admin or normal account. (Guest,2nd,3rd,4th and My Account)
    There are systemuiserver files in all accounts.

    Its looks like I have problem with systemwide.

    I verified and repaired Disk. with System DVD
    I verified and fix Permissions. with System DVD and Onyx Application
    Same PROBLEM
    I installed 10.6.4 again and restarted again. No file named com.apple.spotlight.plist.
     
  2. Lancepw macrumors newbie

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    Oct 12, 2012
    #3
    For me, seems that spotlight got corrupted and "sudo mdutil -E /" stopped the crashing (saving a reinstall).
     

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