I had to replace my hard disc with cloning software on my Toshiba laptop. Everything went fine, but after logging in to my Windows on the cloned drive I saw that indexing service, windows update and windows troubleshooters were not working.
I’ve stopped Windows Search service from device manager and then deleted all data inside:
as was suggested in this article. Rebooted. It didn’t helped yet.
Then I’ve found some post suggesting to update Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers. In one post it was advised to remove Intel Rapid Storage Technology at first and then to add it back. As I didn’t knew where to find that, I’ve gone to Uninstall Program interface of Windows Control Panel and indeed had found Intel® Matrix Storage Manager to uninstall. Actually Windows itself has this drivers, so it can work without them. So after I removed that Matrix Storage Manager, my computer installed windows drivers itself.
I’ve later downloaded and installed Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility) from Intel Download Center, and it did updated my drivers probably, so when I downloaded their old Matrix Storage Manager from 2009 and tried to install it, it told me that my drivers are newer on my PC, so I canceled the installation.
Had no problem with windows search, indexing and automatic updates since then.