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By stanleyp ·
I've asked this question before but haven't received a satisfactory answer. I upgraded from Win 98 to Win 2000. FindFast began misbehaving. I read all the Microsoft docs and followed all the instructions on deleting it. However, when I boot the computer I get the message that Microsoft Office FindFast cannot be started. Of course, I deleted it. Then I searched the Registry. MS Office is calling FindFast. How far can I go in removing FindFast from the Registry?
Thank you.

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by maxwell edison In reply to FindFast

Go to Start - RIGHT click

Go to Start Menu

Go to Programs

Go to Startup

Delete the reference(s) to FindFast.

(I don't like it either.)

Maxwell

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by stanleyp In reply to FindFast

It's not in the start up. It's in the registry 9 times, but no where else on the hard drive.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to FindFast

I don't have FindFast in the startup menu. I never did. It's in the Registry 9 times. Can I delete all references to it in the registry? Is this the only solution?

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by Alpha-Male In reply to FindFast

FindFast is a total pain...I *never* install that thing.

Have you tried going to add/remove programs, selecting Microsoft Office and then removing FindFast?

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by stanleyp In reply to FindFast

Yes, I've done this. It's in the registry 9 times. It's no where on the hard drive except in the registry. My question is, "Can I delete all references to it from the registry?"

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to FindFast

Yes, I've done this and it's not there, but it is in the registry 9 times. Can I delete all the references to it in the registry?

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by oliviu In reply to FindFast

1. Follow the first answer;
2. Delete any files in c:\, d:\,... starting with ff;
3. Check registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run,
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
for findfast startup. The RunOnce registry should be checked in case the initial installation placed by mistake the startupcommand there. 99.9% thw command will not be there, but you should check.

You shouldn't have any findfast message after this steps.

Good Lock

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by stanleyp In reply to FindFast

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by maxwell edison In reply to FindFast

User Tip #27: Get Rid of FindFast

http://is-it-true.org/nt/utips/utips27.shtml

Microsoft article Q158705 “How to Disable the Find Fast Indexer”

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q158705

How to disable that leaky, resource stealing FindFast

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBA/tip0400/rh0417.htm

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URLs.)

Maxwell

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to FindFast

This is old stuff. I did this the first time. It's still listed 9 times in the registry. Something is calling it and I can't find it. It's not in start up, it's not in Run or RunOnce.

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