Microsoft KB Archive/169531

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Article ID: 169531

Article Last Modified on 8/17/2005


  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a

This article was previously published under Q169531


When you check spelling in a Microsoft Word 95 (7.0) document, the "The spelling check is complete" message may be complete even though no spelling errors in the document were found or corrected.

In addition, if automatic spell checking is selected, misspelled words will not be flagged.

NOTE: Text formatted in Allcaps may not be checked if the option is selected.


The Find Fast Indexing program that ships with Office 95 is not functioning properly and is interfering with the proofing tools.


To resolve this problem, you must disable the Find Fast Indexer. To disable Find Fast, you must delete the Find Fast index files. To do this, use the following steps:

  1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Find Fast.
  3. In the "Index for documents in and below" list, click the first item.
  4. On the Index menu, click Delete Index. In the Delete Index dialog box, click OK. When you are prompted whether to delete the index, click OK.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until no more indices are listed.
  6. On the Index menu, click Close And Stop. Click OK to stop Find Fast.
  7. Then, do either of the following:
    • Remove the Microsoft Find Fast shortcut from the StartUp folder (typically in the Windows folder in the Start Menu\Programs folder).


    • Run the Microsoft Office 95 Setup program in maintenance mode, and remove Find Fast.

To re-enable Find Fast, do either of the following:

  • Add the shortcut for Microsoft Find Fast back to the StartUp folder. The default command line for the shortcut is the following:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FindFast.exe

  • Run the Microsoft Office 95 Setup program, and reinstall Find Fast.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem with Find Fast Indexer version 1.0 for Windows 95. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Find Fast builds indexes to speed up finding documents from any Microsoft application. Find Fast indexes the contents of all documents on the local drives, and then automatically updates these indexes while you work. You can create additional indexes or delete or update existing indexes using commands on the Index menu in Find Fast.


You can also find more information about Find Fast indexer from the Microsoft Word Online Help File.

For additional information about Find Fast, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

158705 OFF97: How to Disable the Find Fast Indexer

136386 How Find Fast Determines Which Method to Use to Index Files

For more information, about other problems with the Spelling feature, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

89646 WD: Error Msg: Text Formatted with No Proofing Was Skipped

163057 WD97: Cannot Change Default Language for New Documents

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