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Google Desktop error message

  • My computer came with Google Desktop loaded on.  I keep getting a pop-up box with a message I don't understand and don't know how to fix it:


              Original API DLL:C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOOGLE~3.DLL
              Current API DLL:C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOOGLE~2.EXE

  • ARose,

    I uninstalled Google Desktop from mine the minute I got my Beast....


    I would suggest the same for you.... this Utility (Although I do Love Google) is worthless and memory/resource hungry.... get rid of it, That's MHO.






  • I agree with $Guy - Google Desktop can cause no end of problems.
  • Do I do that through Add/Delete programs and will it be a clean removal that won't cause other issues with my laptop?

  • Use Google's own uninstaller and it won't cause other problems. It will solve them. Google's instructions here.
  • Yes super easy....

    XP.... go to Control Panel, Add&Remove Programs.... Uninstall, confirm

    Vista.... go to Control Panel, Programs&Features.... right click and uninstall.  Click ok to UAC


    You may or may not be asked to restart after it's done.  Regardless, my rule of thumb and MHO, Restart after any system changes small or large.... and you will be better off.


    Once you remove this app, you should have a more robust Windows experience.


    Good Luck.





  • Google Desktop is just more stupid bloatware. It was one of the 1st programs I uninstalled, closely followed by the Dell stuff...


    Asus Rampage, Q9450 @ 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR2 800MHz (4-4-4-12), 8800GTS 512MB

    X-Fi XtremeGamer, 4 1TB HDs, Triple Boot - Ubuntu (Hardy), XP Pro and Vista Ultimate 64bit



  • I took everyone's advice, followed the directions, uninstalled Google Desktop, unchecked the "Keep My Index" box, got the message that it was successfully uninstalled and shut down and restarted my computer.  Other than the google search box on the bottom-right taskbar everything still looks the same at the top in Internet Explorer.  Maybe it's how it's supposed to look, which is different than Windows XP.  There was also some of my search history in the upper-left Google search box.  Now I'm not sure if I removed it completely, but it doesn't show up under Start / Programs anymore.