SharePoint Search service is in Starting or Stopping state ?

If  is unable to do a search in my MOSS website and when tried search, you got an error: “The search request was unable to connect to the search service.”  when you tried to do a full crawl, then it hangs there with “Starting” stage, Then you tried to stop and start the Office SharePoint search in Central Admin, but you cannot stop it. It’s status shows “stopping”.

Here are the things you can try go get this issue solved:

stsadm -o osearch -action stop

stsadm -o osearch -action start

Or you can try:
net stop oSearch
net start oSearch
If you still run into the same issue, then try the following:
psconfig -cmd services -install
This will configure SharePoint search again.

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