I am getting the following error for WSS3
Event Type: Error Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search Event Category: Gatherer Event ID: 2424 User: N/A Description: The update cannot be started because the content sources cannot be accessed. Fix the errors and try the update again.
Context: Application 'Search', Catalog 'index file on the search server Search'
Search used to work in the past - I've made sure that it is not using any built in accounts. I've tried creating new accounts as well and reverting to using an older account.
Still no luck.