I'm having a problem when I try to reset the content index in SharePoint 2013.
When I try to reset the index from the 'Search Administration Page', the page hangs for about a half-hour then returns "Request Timeout".
I have tried resetting via PowerShell using the
$searchapp.Reset($true, $false) command from Reset the content index (SharePoint Server 2010)
And this also hangs. I did not see the PowerShell command finish, so I can't say what output it would have.
I just tried restarting the SharePoint server and retried from the 'Search Administration Page' and got a timeout. I have not retried from PowerShell. I am assuming I would have the same result as before.
Anyone have any ideas?