OFFICE CANT START MICROSOFT FINDFAST - HELP!

  JEFoord 21:58 21 Oct 2003
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HI ALL,

I HAVE JUST TRIED INSTALLING A COPY OF OFFICE 2000. NOW, WHENEVER I START MY COMPUTER, I GET THE FOLLOWING DIALOGUE BOX APPEAR:

OFFICE CANT FIND MICROSOFT FINDFAST
AN ERROR OCCURRED AND THIS FEATURE IS NO LONGER FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPAIR THIS FEATURE NOW?

YES NO


WHEN I CLICK ON YES, IT TRIES TO REINSTALL WORD, THEN JUST DISSAPEARS.
WHEN I CLICK ON NO, IT JUST DISSAPEARS.
I HAVE TRIED UNINSTALLING AND RE-INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE. I HAVE TRIED THE REPAIR FUNCTION ON THE SOFTWARE BUT NO CHANGE.
I HAVE HAD THIS OFFICE 2000 INSTALLED BEFORE BUT DELETED IT BY MISTAKE, NOW I WANT IT BACK AND HAVE BORROWED THIS COPY FROM A FRIEND.
I DONT KNOW IF THAT HAS ANY RELAVENCE, BUT I CANT FOR THE LIFE OF ME WORK OUT WHAT HAS GONE WRONG OR HOW TO FIX IT.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.
MANY THANKS,
JOHN

  woodchip 22:05 21 Oct 2003

Please turn your caps lock off. Go to start/Run type msconfig go to startup tab and if you have MS fast find diable it, you do not need it to run at startup remove the tick. then restart your computer

  JEFoord 22:25 21 Oct 2003

Thanks Woodchip. Sorry about the caps lock thing!
I have looked on my sartup tab but couldnt find MS fastfind, but I did find office. I have unchecked that box and all seems to be well. Message has gone when I start up and all office application seem to work ok.
Does it sound like I have done the right thing in unchecking all of office at startup or could that cause me any other problems?

Do really appreciate you help.

  woodchip 22:36 21 Oct 2003

Yes as they Og resources, and you can still run these manually

  woodchip 22:38 21 Oct 2003

Yes as they Og resources, and you can still run these manually

  JEFoord 22:39 21 Oct 2003

Brlliant - thanks

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