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Does 'Open Office' have a program to open Power Point presentations?

Q: Does 'Open Office' have a program to open Power Point presentations?

Good morning,

I just did a Clean install of my Windows 10 Home last night after it developed several corrupt files that I couldn't repair. I previously had Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus on my computer but I somehow think that could have something to do with my corrupted files (not letting me utilize Windows Update successfully).

My question: Does the free 'Open Office' program have a program I could utilize to open Power Point Presentations that I had saved on an External Hard Drive? If so, it would keep me from installing Office 2013 again.

When I had Office installed I only used it for the Word Program and to open Power Point programs.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,

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A: Does 'Open Office' have a program to open Power Point presentations?

This might answer your question better.

Apache OpenOffice Impress

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I will occasionally get a power point attachment and cannot open it. I have my associations set to Microsoft's Power Point software. I have also tried changing the association to Open Office's Impress and this doesn't work as well. Any suggestions

A:Can't open Power Point presentations

Okay, first off, which version of PowerPoint are you using? Also, in which software/webpage do you get the attachment? Outlook? Thunderbird? Hotmail? Gmail?

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hi guys im new to the open office power point but i have made a few power point files and i have found the weay to make the power points into PDF files but i would like to know is there any programs that will convert them into .EXE files would like to send them to friends, co-workers, and family so any help with this would be great

thanks tondowg

A:newbe help!!!!! open office power point to .EXE

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hi guys im new to the open office power point but i have made a few power point files and i have found the weay to make the power points into PDF files but i would like to know is there any programs that will convert them into .EXE files would like to send them to friends, co-workers, and family so any help with this would be great

thanks tondowg

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I have xpsp2 and MS Office 2003 and sent a PPS to a friend who does not have Office installed on the computer and so I wondered if Open Office were installed if she would be able to open the PPS?
Or is there a similar program to PPS in Open Office. I know nothing about Open Office and compatability with MS Office.
Thank you.

A:can a sent Power Point attachment be opened by Open Office?

Your friend can get the viewers:Powerpoint Viewer 2003:http://download.cnet.com/PowerPoint-Viewer...4-10742147.htmlPowerpoint Viewer 2007:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enIn answer to your question:OpenOffice.org is supposed to be compatible with all other major office suites like Microsoft Office (97-2007 formats).

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Several months ago I had to replace my PC. I got a refurbished PC with Vista instead of my former XP. Since the new PC came with a Microsoft Office 2007 trial program, I used that until it expired. After it expired, I installed my old Microsoft Office 2003 which I had from before, and I did NOT delete the 2007 trial version.
Recently I noticed that when I tried to access some e-mail power point presentations that had been sent to me, I would get a box saying that the 2007 trial version was no longer available and when I tried to exit the box, I would get the presentation but without any sound.
At that point, I uninstalled the 2007 trial program including the 2007 power point program, since I already had installed the 2003 versions. Now that I've done that, I am no longer able to open up the afore-mentioned e-mail power point presentations AT ALL! What is wrong?

A:e-mail power point presentations

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I try to use Power Point but it won't open. After installing from CD it says:
Setup cannot access the required initialization file C:\Progra~1\micros~1\office\setup\wms\win95\wmsset32.dll. I have even physically copied this file from the installation CD of Office97 into the proper folder and it won't see it for some reason.

A:Getting Power Point to Open

WMSSSET32.DLL is a key component of the Windows Messaging Subsystem (Needed for the advanced MAPI features in office97) Basically it allows you to directly send a document, spreadsheet, or presentation through outlook or exchange32 by clicking File/ Send To/ Mail recipient.

If the error is a 797 error code, Try downloading Eraser97 from
M$KB 176823
and re-installing Office 97

Other suggestions include

turning the DMA off for your CD rom drive,
updating the firmware for your cd rom drive

It would help if you could post any error code following the message

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I am a teacher, and have had my students do some assignments on Open Office using machines that run Edubunu. They have then uploaded their assignments and I want to be able to mark them at home but I have windows based Open Office. Will I be able to open their assignments?

A:Can I open documents created on Open Office on a linux based system using a windows based Open Office?

Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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I hope that I am in the right place for help.

When I open an E-Mail shown as power point viewer slide show PPS, I get this fault msg.
"File does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the SET ASSOCIATION CONTROL PANEL" I go to "Control Panel", "Default Programs" "Associate a file type or protocol with a program."
I scroll down to PPS,Microsoft power point slide show, and the default is shown as Microsoft office power point viewer.

What the devil do I have to do to open a file like this?
Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

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Cannot open a PPS file using Power Point 2007

I get the following error message

The presentation cannot be opened. Your antivirus program may prevent you from opening the presentation. To fix this problem, make sure your antivirus program is current and working correctly. If the problem persists and the presentation is from someone that you trust, turn off your antivirus program, and then try to open the presentation again. If you do this, make sure you turn on your antivirus program again after you open the presentation.

A:Cannot open a pps file using power point

Welcome rohit111 to the windows 7 forums.

One problem that I see is that the file does contain a bad guy or it was made with another version of Power Point
like PP 2010 which is not directly readable in pp 2007.

If the file does contain a virus/trojan, then your AV is most likely doing it's job.
Most AV's will allow you to scan a particular file for bad guys, read the screen after it has finished scanning
the PP presentation that you can't open.

Hope this helps


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After having computer repair for what he said was corruption, no new or in documents power points will open. Message says The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folders options control panel.

I went there and could not figure out how to do this. It looked very confusing. I am an elder person and would like some simple instructions on how to get my power points to play again, pretty please.

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I have a client that has Office 365. They have two people with this issue. It's not really a huge problem but more as an annoyance. Whenever they go to open a document through an Office product (Word/Excel: File>Open>Computer>Browse) the documents appear but they're missing the icons next to their name. There's barely any information on it when Googling this and they all seem to lead to dead ends for us. The two I have found are http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/194050.aspx and http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/d4b70639-eda4-49b4-b5e5-e0ffd87b16c5/word-and-excel-file-and-folder-icons-missing-in-file-open-dialog-box?forum=officeitpro neither have resolved our issue. I have ran a repair on Office, re-installed office, recreated Windows icons, and opened the programs in Safe Mode to no avail. No Add-Ins are causing the issue. You can see the icons to the left of the files in Internet Explorer when going to Documents. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you.

A:Office 365 Icons not being displayed when in office program>open>browse

I am just throwing out an idea and it probably will not work but what happens when you change to Large Icon view? Do you see the icons?

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I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

Any input appreciated.

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I have recently installed Microsoft office 2010 (student package) on my windows 8 laptop.

Every time I try to open a Powerpoint presentation from a source online or download it and then open it, I keep getting a message saying that Powerpoint has 'stopped working' and that the problem event name is 'Bex.'

I can open Powerpoint normally and make my own presentation and open presentations off my pen drive.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software, but this makes no different.

How do I make Powerpoint work?

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I have power point 2007 runiing on Vista. when I try to open some ppt files made in 97 through 05 it says it does not recognize some of the files and can not open them. I have installed the MS converter. Is there anything else I can do or use to open the files?

Thank you

A:power point 2007 unable to open much earlier versions

Power point converter:http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/download...0449811033.aspX

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I had created a spreadsheet file in MS-Office 2007 with extensio (xls).After few day i formatted my computer and installed xp and then opend the same file using OpenOffice.I saved the changes but forgot to change the extension to xls.So after when i tried to open the file from MS-Office 2007,it tell
"The file you are trying to open is in different form than specified by the file extension.Verify thtat the file is not corrupted and is from trusted source before opening the file.Do you wnat to open the file now?"
And when i click ok...the spread sheet is blank..
then i tried opening with OpenOffice but asks for text imports...but again the spreadsheet is blank...
the size of the file is as before....
Is there any solution..or it need a professionls to get the thing done.
the file is very important for me...so pleas help me get the file...
i will be glad to get the solution...

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Unless it contained sensitive data, could you post the Calc file here so that we can take a look.

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Please help! cleaned up computer and ereased a lot of things that I didn't know what it was. I know bad. but, now when I go to open up microsoft word it is telling me to put in my cd in cd-rom and I do not have it because somebody installed it on the computer. I went into crogram files\microsoft office\office 10\1033\setup.hlp, and it was just telling me to put in the cd. Pleas help husband trying to use for work. Thank you

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I got the following message when trying to open Firefox this morning - couldn't even open in Safe Mode:

firefox.exe - Entry Point Not Found

"The procedure entry point SECMIME_DecryptionAllowed could not be located in the dynamic link library smime.dll."

I don't know what caused this error.

Can anyone tell me how I can fix this? I have FF3.0.7 - well according to my memory at least. I use XP SP2.
Thank you

A:Firefox 3.0.7 dll error message: Can't open program - "The procedure entry point. . .

sorry - should be 'smime3.dll'.

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I have been working on opening MS word for days; i'm not a computer guy, and have probably done more harm then good now. I've run a sfc scan, and tried to read the report. found some dll errors but none of them were anything major. everytime i try and open word for example or we could open excel doesn't matter. I get either "The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect" or "set association error" I've tried to set the association and there is not even a option for me to set MS word on the left hand side of the screen i've also tried to look at the file exstentions in default programs and the file extensions seem to all be right. I have also tried to ask this question in the MS office forum but someone with a ton of wisdom moved my problem from MS office to the MS vista OS forum. This problem is ONLY affecting MS Office. I have went though and tried to open every other kind of program and this is the only problem.

my error log in the event viewer has afew errors all say that the following dll files or exe files could not be found. But i can find them in Office14 on MS office under program files, C drive


I have also reinstalled MS office, and used advanced systemcare4, nothing seems to be working. please come into my computer and fix it..

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All of these programmes run fine, but as soon as I try to use them to save my work or open an existing file, they stop responding! I'm using the 2007 version and Windows Vista.

Thanks for your help in advance!

A:Word/Power Point/Excel 2007 Programme hangs when I try to save or open!

You could try opening up word, select help and look for a detect and repair option. Give that a try and see if it solves your problem.

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Is there a way to make Open Office the default program over Microsoft Office? Win XP

A:making open office the default program

Have you checked the program configuration, there should be an option to accociate it with open office applications, however dont understand why you would want to do this if microsoft office is already on the pc. . If that does not work, pick an office file, then right click it and click open with. A dialog should appear, in which you should be able to set the respective open office program to open that type of file. To make this permanent just check the box that says somthing along the lines of always using the selected application to open this type of file.

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Purchased used Dell when MB crashed. Had just installed a new HD. Had tech install 120Gig drive in addition to the 40 Gig the system came with. Had a crash with the 40 Gig and could not do a system repair so reinstalled XPPro on the 120 Gig instead. Had Office on the 40 Gig and can oped drive "C" (40G) and drag/drop the office file to my desktop. Can search and find list of .exe files but when I try and open one I get a message stating my system is not configured to run the file. Is there any way to get the Office Suite functioning on the 120G drive? I no longer have the install CD or key (
Thanks for the help!

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If you can someone access the registry, then probably, but if not there is a very low chance. Did you happen to make a registry backup on the old hard drive?

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A few w eeks ago, I installed Apache Open Office, replacing libre office, it won't open automatically. I can click on the icon and the documents will open, but I don't know how to specify which type of file to have it open when trying to set it as default.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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I am on a new PC running Windows 7, having used Vista previously. On Vista, I had a spreadsheet with hyperlinks to several images stored on my HDD. They opened in Photo Gallery when clicked.

Now, on 7, they always open in MSIE8, even though default program for pictures is set to Live Photo Gallery. This happens in both Office Professional XP and Office 2010 Professional beta.

Is there any way to make them open in photo gallery?


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I phoned Microsoft they told me that all hyperlinks will only open in IE. I want my hyperlinks to jpeg files to open in Windows photo viewer not IE . If anyone can solve, this much appreciated??? BTW The default program to open the jpeg file is already set to open with windows photo viewer. I tried disabling IE8 and then the excel hyperlink ceases to work at all. Why microsoft does not give any flexiblilty about hyperlink file opening programs is beyond me, as they are all microsoft products anyway. The only thing I can think of is that it is microsoft insisting that you keep IE enabled on your windows 7 operating system. Give us break Microsoft, you are making more and more people go to Apple/Mac!!!!! Can someone help me with a not too complex fix, i.e no major surgery on the registry, minor day surgery ok.Thanks.

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There are dumb questions. They are only asked by someone that already knows the answer.
That said, I need help selecting a default program to open .mdi files from MS office 2003. I found the program in Programs(86), common files, microsoft shared, MODI, 11, MSPVIEW.EXE. But cannot set it up as a 'Default' program.
Can you help or should I just open the program manually and view my MDI files?

A:need help selecting default program to open .mdi files from MS Office

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to right click on the file and use "Open With" to select the program to always open it.

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps,

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First of all let me congratulate and thank you for your excellent service to the computer buffs!!

My old desktop with Windows XP and Office 2003 Pro was perfectly fine for over 5 to 6 years. Since the hard drive failed, I purchased a new HP Pavilion Elite M9641ME desktop on 21/06/2009 preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium, 64 bit OS. I installed Office 2003 Pro and no mistakes or errors including updates. But whenever the office programs opened, the EULA keeps popping up and every time I have to hit "Accept".

To resolve the issue I attempted the tips suggested by pioneers like you and Microsoft. Basically, attempted the suggestions in Microsoft's KBID 8842002 under "Resolution". I could not see "Run as Administrator"

Secondly attempted the "Work Around" - but could find only "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\OFFICE and NOT 11.0 0r any numerical.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the Office with no success. May I request your guidance to resolve the annoying issue?
Thanks & regards.

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Hi: my first post and I need help. It seems like I have a very nasty virus and I admit I feel very stupid.

I use Vista 32 bit Service Pack Two.

Basic Problem: I cannot open Word, Disc Clean up, RKILL, Malaware OR ANYTHING. That is because every time I try I keep getting a regular looking dialog box with this exact message:

In Blue Bar accross the top "Open With"
Then in grey area : "Choose the Program you want to open this file"
File iexplore.exe

Now in White area : Internet Explorer Microsoft Corporation (with the regular Microsoft logo)
Other Programs
When I hit the + These programs show up: Adobe, Media Center, itunes, Word, Notepad, Paint, Real Player

Of course none of these work. Then there is BROWS . . . IF NONE OF THESE WORK BROWSE THE WEB
AGAIN, nothing works

Steps I have taken to try to fix.

Run Internet Option to remove browsing. FAIL

Finally got the rkill--and got this message in my notepad :
This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you.
Otherwise you can close this log when you wish.

Rkill was run on 04/21/2011 at 21:51:01.
Operating System: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium
Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:

Rkill completed on 04/21/2011 at 21:51:05.

Running SuperAntispyware for the THIRD time in Safe Mode. These pop up:
System.broken file association 2
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A:error message Open With --Choose the Program You want to use to open this program

Update, I can't get into Malaware. I did not have this previously loaded on my computer. When I try to load it I get

I try that and I get
File not found.


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This is a D630 newly formatted Dell laptop and the user has had it about a month. Yesterday she noted that opening any Office 2007 program (but particularly Word) was very slow. I checked it out, and noted that in the bottom left of the Word document, when first opening Word it said " Contacting C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office..... for information

Outlook said the same thing.

Other users that started at the same time as she did and using the same model of laptop (and same image on the laptop) are fine and not experiencing this problem.

I disabled antivirus and all add ons, no change.
I ran diagnostics, which found one issue (that it did not name) that it said it fixed, but no change
I took out the printer drivers, no change
I repaired office, no change
I checked for any recent updates, nothing since June 19th. She has the latest Office updates (inc SP2)
I checked she didn't have something strange in the TCP/IP bindings.

Anybody have some idea?

A:Solved: Office 2007 slow to open--says Contacting C:\Program Files\... for informatio

The Fix:
Run Regedit and navigate to the Word Data Key: whilst DATA is selected press
Delete. Word will create a new key when it is restarted.

Word Data Key


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UC Berkeley student and I'm supposed to be writing my thesis which is due soon (tomorrow actually), but am instead entirely inconvenienced by all the computer virus issues I'm running into. I need a solution SOON. I downloaded Avast while in Safe Mode and then had it run prior to restarting my laptop in regular mode and that seemed to solve the bulk of my issues. I've tried everything, including various scanners like Avast, Win Patrol, SpyDoc, ComboFixer, GoRedFix, and more but many don't catch whatever it is and others that do detect it just can't seem to get rid of it...I had a huge mess of problems and I think they are solved except for these: 1-Google searches are redirected, unless I "ctrl" click cashe several times at once. In that case usually one of the pages will be a proper page instead of a scam search site or a random junk site.2-OpenOffice docs aren't opening. (They did right after I first ran Avast, but not any more.)3-This virus somehow crept over to my boyfriend's computer. He hadn't downloaded any programs all month, but yesterday his Google searches began being redirected too and his computer exhibits everything I mentioned in problem 1 but not 2. All of this started for me a weeks and 2 days ago. My professor said I needed to submit my thesis in Word 2003 which I don't have and haven't needed throughout all of my time at UC Berkeley, and really won't really need again after I graduate. A classmate showed me that he got his MS Word from iso... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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I'm having a problem opening a text file in Documents that I wrote using Open Office.

It's extension is .wps. I get a message it opens with swriter.exe.

When I try to open the text file, I get a long list of titles, such as: Open Office.org 1.0 Text Document, PSD - Adobe Photshop, etc., but I don't get the text file I wrote.

I recently did Disk Cleanup and Error Checking, so I might have removed a program I needed to click open and read my Open Office text files.

Advice would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Can't open Open Office text file

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This problem is on excel 2003. This is the error that occurs and I have no idea how to correct it. I create a hyperlink in excel and then click on it and get this error:

Hyperlink unable to open. No program is registered to open this file


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This is a weird problem I've not seen before and I could use some help or someone to point me in the right direction. I searched the forum with no luck.
I'm assuming this is an issue related only to my machine and not an IE7 problem.

When I click on this link (or one in similar format on the same page), the new window will initially begin to open. Then the new browser instance is redirected to another site....which seems fine & the page switches to the new address, then suddenly the window disappears and the "File Download-Security Warning" box appears and asks if I want to save the file or find a program online to open it with:
Program Name: browserRedirect
Type: Unknown File Type
From: ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net

Clicking on "Find" takes me to the Windows File Association web page where it says that windows does not recognize this MIME type.

Here's the actual link:
If I need to register a file type, I don't where to start! I scrolled through all the file types in My Computer and honestly, I'm at a loss as to what to do.
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Foremost, Let me thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. What you're about to read may be a mouthful however I am doing as I was instructed to do in being very specific and detailed. This is in response to
Thread: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help | http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html
My Issue:

As of 4th July 2009 weekend my system has been operating quirky and buggy. In my troubles I've installed Avast Anitvirus. Now around that time, one day I can recall returning to my computer and it had shutdown on its own, although my system remains on idle the majority of the week by the way. Upon turning on the computer and booted up I got a notification window stating that Windows had been updated and restarted (turned off). At that point, when attempting to open a program (by clicking on any of my icons on the desktop) the computer would quirk and reboot. After several attempts, eventually it resulted in a continuous reboot, window would repeatedly restart. If I can remember correctly, in the process I got some prompts then eventually a dreaded blue screen perhaps something about windows couldnt find or load a file, i think it had a .dll extension. Well, in conclusion, thats when I decided to perform some tech procedures, check boot sequence, BIOS, the usual troubleshooting. Threw in the Windows XP for a Install repair. After having done the XP repair option it seemed to have made progress beacause I... Read more

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Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.


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I downloaded a file from a bit torrent site and installed it. The file was for autocad 2006 and i thought it was safe (at least i think that was when the problem started)Now I cannot open any programs or even get my computer to start in safe mode.Norton keeps telling me that attempts are happening and giving me an address (ip addresss and net address) and telling me the attempt was blocked. This attempt happens over and over about every 5 minutes.I downloaded hijack this and deleted some files and may have deleted some that shouldn't have been deleted.I don't know if this is a trojan, malware, or spywarewhen I get online it is through norton that i can access it bc opera, firefox, and explorer won't come up.Each time i try to open a file I get an error message asking me which program to use to open it. Also, I can open files if i do so as an administrator.Can someone tell me what this might be or what to look for?ThanksJustin I am not sure if I should put a log file here but in case it is ok to post one it is attached.have run a few cleanup programs and detected a trojan and removed it by running in safe mode and running nortonI cannot run anything from my desktop and have to open everything by running it as an administrator.I also cannot run combofix because i initialize as an administrator then I get the popup that asks me over and over which program to open it with in an endles loop.I can run new logs but need to know what to do first.EDIT: Posts merged ~BP

A:Can't open programs on vista getting message "choose which program to open with"

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hi guys,

i have a friend who sends .doc files as attachments...
i downloaded the attachment and when i double click on it i get an error message
there was an error opening the file...

but when i right click and open with open office its fine
would this be a word problem or email problem

any ideas?

A:cant open .doc attachment with word...only with open office

To check if it is a problem with the email, get your friend to zip up the document and send you. You could unzip it once received.

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Anytime I try to open anything on my desktop I get this message popping up and don't know what to do for it, I tried to follow instructions on another post but on a step something wasn't working out right and I got stuck. Can someone explain what to do to fix this again?

A:Solved: Open with help. (Choose the program you want to use to open this file:)

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Couple of issues here.... help!

1) When I am in Gmail (email) and want to open a word doc or excel and try to open it by a click (internet explorer) it opens of the window that comes with the computer to "buy" or ... so I have to save on the desk top, open word or excel then open the document through the software.

2) When I am in Gmail (email) and want to open a word or excel document in (Chrome) it opens a little window which ask if I want to open, save or open/save and where to save it. If I press open another window opens and ask if I want to open it now.
How can I just click on the word or excel document from gmail or anywhere and it just open up instead of opening up the program to open within?

Thank you ahead of time!

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I am answering a previous thread that has been closed. For Windows XP users. If you try to open your c drive and it gives you the dialog box asking what program to open it with, and it does the same when you right click the drive and click on explorer, it is a problem with file association. None of the fixes stated in the previous thread worked but I have found a easy solution for anyone that needs the fix.

go to http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
there will be a link called "Drive Association Fix (Restores default settings for hard drives)"
download this file and save it onto your hard drive (it will be a zip file)
extract the zip file and double click on the file extracted.
it will ask you to confirm the selection, click yes and your problem will be fixed.
It is a regristry file that only restores the defaults for Windows XP. If you have a different OS then you need to look for the same thing that will restore the defaults for whatever OS you have.

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have been using open office for several months and really like it but for some reason it will not open now. When i click on the desktop icon it will start to open then the screen just goes blank. I have tried it in all applications (spreadsheet, write, etc.) with same results. I have at times gotten a drop down with a list of filters. I am not the worlds most knowledgeable person on computers and software so i have no idea what this filter thing is. i have tried to select a filter from the drop down but nothing happens. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall but with no success. I desperately need my "write" program so any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:open office, version 1.1.0, won't open

Hi rodk

Welcome to TSG!

Please don't post duplicate threads for the same problem.

Reply here:


Closing duplicate.

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Every time I try to open an office 2003 document the windows installer starts up. Very annoying.

A:windows instaler keeps launching every time I open a windows office program

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I have a friend that has MS Office installed and some of the "picture" type emails he sends me, come in "pps" format and I can't open them. Is there a SIMPLE way of stopping PowerPoint from converting these image formats to "pps"? Please keep any instructions in simple terms. Thanks Dave.

A:Solved: Power Point in MS Office?

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So I've spent a while browsing and can't find anything related to the problem I'm having.

My girlfriend recently lent me her laptop (Win7 32bit) it was still using IE so when I go to install chrome the built in 'security program' (Win7 internet security 2011 or something like that) tells me that chrome is a threat and wont let me use it.. Now after finding out that Win7 internet security 2011 is a joke and just wants my money I run spybot search and destroy, it finds plenty of viruses and such like which are all removed.

Now I have the strange problem...
When I try to run any program or file the 'open this file with' window comes up. With some programs I can browse the program files and locate the program, select open with (I can't select 'always use the selected program') and away we go, but with others it simply doesn't open or will open the program in the background (unusable) and give me the 'open with' window again.. I have tried putting the Malwarebytes installer on USB but the laptop still gives me the 'open with' window when I try to install that...

...What do??

Thanks in advance, Joey.

A:'Open with' every time I try to open a program

Win7 internet security 2011 is a rogue anti-virus ... in other words, its an infection.
Remove Internet Security 2011 (Uninstall Guide)

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How do I get things to animate in power point?

A:Animation in Power Point Office 2010

This Youtube video might help you.


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When last using windows Vista, using powerpoint, I closed program without saving and since then have not been able to use powerpoint. Comes up " The document........ppt' caused a serious error the last time it was opened. Would you like to continue opening it?. Yes. Microsoft has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly ????????? Can anybody help me to get pp back to normal. Thanks

A:Microsoft Office Power Point 2003

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Windows XP SP1

My hard drive failed, so I'm starting with a clean

I own Office XP SBE [ word, outlook, excel, publisher ] & PPT 2000.
I also own Word 2002 upgrade.

I need Publisher. Would I be better off purchasing &
installing Office 2003 Pro, or purchasing & installing
PowerPoint 2003?

I do not have access to PPT [ Office XP version ]
locally. I need to complete the installation this

Thanks for your advice.

A:power point 2003 compatibility with office xp

My experience suggests its best to have all applications of the same version, so Office 2003 pro would be the way to go.

If its not too late, you could try to get OEM version with the hard drive as the qualifying "hardware".

OEM is significantly cheaper.

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i receive emails from people that require power point (.pps) to open.
i have been told there are free powerpoint downloads to run these incoming emails but the only one i can find is at the "official" powerpoint site and they want $$$ or only let you download a trial version.

any help out there?

A:Power Point Program

Microsoft supply one

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