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Word 2007 non-responsive or hangs up on save, save as, or exit

Q: Word 2007 non-responsive or hangs up on save, save as, or exit

I searched all over the web and micorsoft's web site. I tried every suggestion made such as:

Disconnect net work drives.
Rename Normal.dotm
Run office diagnostics
Disconnect HP Printers
Finally this worked:


and run Mr. Fixit.

I hope this saves you some time. I spent over 2 hours.

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I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and Office 2007 Students and Teachers. Everything worked fine for months. Now Word hangs every time I save a file. I get "Microsoft is looking for (something) to address this problem" and "Word is attempting to recover your data" which it doesn't. I've inserted the original CD and ran "repair". It says it did, but it did not. I also deleted Office 2007, re-installed if from CD and downloaded all the updates. This did not help.

A:Word 2007 hangs when trying to save any file

With Word and all other Office programs closed, open Windows Explorer (My Computer), and browse to the default folder that you are trying to save to.
Once there delete all "Tmp" files, including the others ones that start with a "~".
Now go into Word and give it a try.

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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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Whenever I try to save my BIOS it prompts up saying "Do you want to save & exit BIOS? Y/N" Like usual.

However, when I press enter to do so, it just hangs.

I've tried everything I could possibly think of; Rebooting, clearing the CMOS jumper, switched the CMOS battery. Nothing.


A:BIOS/CMOS Save & Exit prompt hangs.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Please would you take a few moments to read this post. A message for all newcomers. Thanks.

What are you trying to change in bios? Does this problem occure no matter what you change?

Does your computer boot into Windows ok?

Have you considered flashing your bios to the latest version?

You can get the flashing software from your mobo manufacturers website. If you decide to do this. Make sure you follow the instructions exactly.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Help...all of a sudden I can't save or save-as in word...have tried everything!! I've done a system restore, changed file name from 'normal.doc' to 'oldword.old', deleted some old files. Nothing working - its driving me mad!!

When I try to just close, it says the usual 'do you want to save?'...say yes...nothing happens!

I have Office 2007 on Windows 7...can anyone help?

A:Cannot save/save-as in Word 2007! Help!

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This has been going on for weeks, I finally realized it a few days ago. I generally edit every chapter of my book before going onto the next. I do line edits, and when I find a word for example the word: Shea's..... it always red lines it meaning it's misspelled(which it's not) now I have tried to use IGNORE & IGNORE ALL and when I close out I always hit SAVE. I have had to line edit 55 pages every night for five days because anything I have said to IGNORE shows back up the next time I open WORD. Any idea why this happening? Thanks

A:Why won't WORD 2007 SAVE my Changes?

Have you tried "Add to dictionary"

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Hi Guys,

I am writing a research paper writing now. After a page or so, I decided to save. When I hit Ctrl-S, nothing happened. So I pressed save and save as..

Neither of those methods are working. Help please!! I need to save my documents!!!

Please give advice.

A:MS WORD 2007 Will Not Save!! Please Help!!!

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I am using word 2007. I cannot save in word 2007. I encounter a save error problem wherein a window pops up and tells me the following "a problem caused the program to stop working. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. then word ask me to close the program. i close the program and word reopens and my document pops up as a recovered document. i have uninstalled microsoft office. i have reinstalled microsoft office. i have "restored" my computer back to when I encountered this problem. there is no problems with excel. i can save in excel. i do not see any other problems.

what else can i do. thanks. and please help.

A:word 2007 cannot save

Welcome to TSG Chiseto. Run a repair on office in you Programs listing. See if that helps. If not... Are you saving to a local or a network drive?

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Recently I have problem using "save" command in MS Word.

Every time I want to save my doc, a message appears "Word can not complete the save due to a file permission error".

Fyi, I can save my doc with "save as" command.

Can some one help me?


A:I can not save in MS Word 2007

The following link suggests that it is a permissions problem in Anti-Virus programs and there are various resolutions offered:
what causes a file permission error in ms 2007 office?

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I am running Vista and Word 2007. I would like to save the document as a Word 2003 document so it can be opened in older versions of Word. I use "save as" and select Save as Word 97-2003, but when I try to open this document on an older machine "Windows XP and Word 2003" it opens with a lots of symbols and then the text is jumbled into one continuous paragraph.

I know there is a complatibility pack that can be downloaded for Word 2003 that will allow users to open Word 2007 documents, but I would still like to be able to "save as" Word 97-2003 so people without this compatability pack can still open this document.

Any help?


A:Word 2007 Save As Word 2003 not working

I had almost the same problem. It seems that the save as option is 2007 does not work properly, I would rather download the compatability packet.

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I have saved a document that I have typed, but now I want to change the title. I have copied and pasted the text into a new blank page but it won't let me save the newly-titled version. When I go to 'save', it takes me to the usual screen, I type out the new title in the relevant box, click 'save', then it goes to another screen with 'Documents Library at the top, then the box says 'no items match your search'. I have also tried 'save as' but get the same result. I am not searching, I am trying to save. I've not had this problem before and haven't changed anything on my PC.

Please can anyone help?

Many thanks

A:Solved: Can't save in Word 2007

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In the new ribbon for the Microsoft Word 2007, there is a section when you click the Microsoft button called SAVE AS. In the selections for the SAVE as, there are five choices. These are:a)Word document: Save the document n the default file format.b)Word Template: Save the document as a template that can be used to format future documents.c)Word 97-2003 document: Save a copy of the document that is fully compatible with word 97-2003.d)Find add-ins for other file formats: Learn about add-ins to save to other formats such as PDF or XPS.e)Other formats: Open the save as dialog box to select from possible file types.How can I find out what these mean? Because.... If I type a document NOW(using the 2007) and want to then save it.. How do I know which choice under the "SAVE AS" choices?Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:The "save As" Section Of The New Word 2007

Hi theesponja,"Save a document (Applies to: Microsoft Office Word 2007)":http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100742561033.aspxYou might also look at:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...&pid=579072

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I have tried everything, repair, update, re-install, and still no solution. I'm running it on Vista and here's the error report I keep getting.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: WINWORD.EXE
Application Version: 12.0.6425.1000
Application Timestamp: 49d64d22
Fault Module Name: PROPSYS.dll
Fault Module Version: 7.0.6002.18005
Fault Module Timestamp: 49e037d7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000398d
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
LCID: 1033
Brand: Office12Crash
skulcid: 1033
Thank you for any help you can give!!!

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When I try to save in 2007 Word I get "A file error has occurred" followed by the file name I tried to save. If I then try again I get "The disk is full free some space" The disc has Gigs of space free!

I can save in 2007 Excel and 2007 Access without a problem.
Any ideas?

A:Solved: 2007 WORD won't save

What is the path that you are trying to save these files to?

What OS are you using?
System spec may also help?

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I just got a new lenovo with XP. I was using Word 2007 which is new to me. I was working on a document that I had e mailed to myself. I opened the document from e mail and worked on it. I hit the save icon periodically. I was looking for the 'Save as' option which I have since found, but at that time I couldn't find it so I couldn't rename the file and save it where I wanted it. I saved again via the icon and closed the file. It asked me if I wanted to save changes. I clicked yes. Now, I cannot find the file anywhere. Did it save changes or delete it?

I did a search for files by the name the computer gave it which had %20 between each word.

I searched for files modified in the last 24 hours.

I looked, unsucessfully, for TEMP internet files.

Does anyone have any suggestions or knowledge of what might have happened?

Thankfully, now I know where the Save as option is hidden for future files.

A:Word 2007 Where did it save file?

Hi, Welcome to TSG!

Did you look at the file in the e-mail to see if that is updated?

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Hi friends,

I have office 2007 on my computer.
I just make a new website and search content. I have different Word docx for that. Every time when I update a docx with new content I can't save it. I have to put the new content in a new docx1. Why I can't save it? Now I have 12 docx for one topic. Each docx doesn't have more than 2 or 3 pages. I want to have one docx for one Topic.

Thanks for your help.

A:Can't save word 2007 docx

Did you check if the doc's are not protected or read only?

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Word 2007
No matter what I try, I cant get docs to stay at new default settings.
They keep reverting back to Calibri (Body) 11
I have tried every online direction I can find.
I have 3 PCs and only one does this.

A:Cant save word 2007 defaults

based on my experience only, you can only change the default font settings on new documents but if your opening an already saved docs it will follow the font that was used on how it was made.

here's a link on how to change the default font settings: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291291

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An annoying problem has recently developed in my Word 2007 documents. Whenever I click to close the document (whether newly created, imported and saved, whatever), I get a prompt "Do you want to save the changes to [doc. name]?" before the document closes. This occurs even after I have just saved the document.

My Google research on this issue resulted in the common suggestion to uncheck embed smart tags. But this is not checked to begin with.

Does anyone have any answer to why this annoyance occurs and how to correct it? I do not recall doing any setting to create this annoyance. I feel some subtle change must be occurring each time I open any document.

I have Vista Home Premium.

A:Always Prompts to Save in Word 2007

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One of my user is having this problem on her Windows XP PC:

Dell GX260 with Windows XP Professional running 512MB RAM, Office XP, Acrobat 5.0

When opening a Word file & edited in Word XP, the user cannot SAVE or use SAVE AS the file, when try to exit out the file, get prompt to either SAVE, CLOSE, or CANCEL the file, at that point it will still not save the file, the only way to exit the file is to hit CLOSE to exit.

I initially thought this might be a Word Xp problem, so I ran the repair tool in Office XP, that did not fix it.

I then uninstalled Office XP, reinstalled Office XP, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then ran the Office update to download the latest patches from MicroSoft, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then UNINSTALLED Acrobat 5.0 from the PC, that FIXED the problem.

WITHOUT Acrobat 5.0 on her PC, the user was now able to open & edit a Word file, and able to SAVE the edited file, also able use SAVE AS to save the file as a new copy.

I then reinstalled Acrobat 5.0 thinking the previous copy of Acrobat 5.0 on the PC might be corrupted, as soon as Acrobat 5.0 was back on the PC, the same problem with the SAVE feature came back in Word XP.

I then installed the patch update for Acrobat 5.0, that did not fix the problem.

At this point, I am out of clues on how to fix it....The user tried Acrobat 6.0 before on the same PC, but decided to reverse back to Acrobat 5.0 because of format problem with 6.0.......so Acrobat 6.0 is no... Read more

A:Unable to Save/Save As/close Word XP file with Acrobat 5.0 installed

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Does anyone know if a way to force Word 2007 to automaticly save all documents in 97-2003??

A:Word 2007 - Default to save all as 97-2003

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When I "save as" PDF within Word 2007 some of my graphics get cropped. There are several graphics pasted into this Word document, but only the 2 charts on page 10 of 16 get cropped.
Are there some types of graphics (jpg, bmp, gif, tiff) that are more prone to problems like this? Or maybe some rules about margins that help. Oddly one graphic is cropped off at the bottom and the other is cropped off at the top.
Dell Latitude D531 running XP.

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I just bought a new laptop running Windows Vista with a trial version of Office 2007. I guess I'm just an old dog not ready for new tricks, but the interface with WORD 2007 is annoying me! I've been using Microsoft WORD since '92 for both MAC and PC, so I've seen many faces of WORD, but on this 2007 version I cannot find "Save as..." anywhere!! Where the heck is it!!!??? Also, where the heck is the print command??? I'm glad I know the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+P, 'cause I can't find this anywhere in the menus!! Can somebody help me??
Frustrated with my new laptop!

A:WORD 2007 save as...? and print comand?

They both appear (plus others) in a drop down box when you click on the "office symbol" at the top left of the screen (the interlinked 4 rectangles in a round icon)

Have been using Office 2007 for a while now, and find it good. Have used Office since before 95, in all versions. This is the biggest make-over yet though.

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I have been automating a Word document to enable our Engineers to populate a plan as quicklyand as painlessly as possible

At the end of the routein i call the "Save as" function to allow them to rename the file appropriately, I do this using the following code :


but what I want to do is change the file type from ' A macro enabled Word ocument' to just an ordinary one, anybody know how I can force that in the dialog box ?

A:Solved: Word 2007 VBA - Save as Dialog

With Application.Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs)
.Format = Word.WdSaveFormat.wdFormatDocumentDefault
End With

This should work in place of your current:



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When I click on the save icon on the toolbar nothing happens. I've tried right click, double click but no luck.

A:Solved: Save Word 2007 Document?

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Running Windows 7 on my desktop. (MS Word on my Windows 10 Dell laptop is trouble-free.) It constantly freezes (every 3rd or 4th time I save during an editing session) on save or save as....have to reboot the program. Happens on all docs. Looked this issue up online, the "solutions" didn't work for anyone. I uninstalled/reinstalled to no avail....it was solid for 3 days, now back to freezing. Any ideas?

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how do i modify sidebar word 2010 save as save in ?

i am running window 7

thank you

A:how do i modify sidebar word 2010 save as save in

Hello mri1397, welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but I am not sure what you mean.
Could you explain further - perhaps with a picture to illustrate.

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I've just downloaded Student and Home Office 2010, and for some reason I now cannot open documnents that are Word 2007. I also cannot save work onto my memory stick, as for some reason, it saves the document as Word 2007, even though I am doing the work on Word 2010! (I only ever had a trial version of 2007, never the whole thing and it is no longer on my comp) I am starting a history course soon, and their online docs are 2007, and again, I can't open them. A message pops up saying that 'the file does not have a programme associated with it for perfoming this action' thats what pops up every time. Can someone tell me what on earth I need to do to rectify this? Thanks so much!!

A:Can't save docs that are Word 2007 after downloading 2010-HELP!!

Quote: Originally Posted by Estella

I've just downloaded Student and Home Office 2010, and for some reason I now cannot open documnents that are Word 2007. I also cannot save work onto my memory stick, as for some reason, it saves the document as Word 2007, even though I am doing the work on Word 2010! (I only ever had a trial version of 2007, never the whole thing and it is no longer on my comp) I am starting a history course soon, and their online docs are 2007, and again, I can't open them. A message pops up saying that 'the file does not have a programme associated with it for perfoming this action' thats what pops up every time. Can someone tell me what on earth I need to do to rectify this? Thanks so much!!

Estella Welcome to SevenForums,

Right-click on one of the .DOC files
Choose Open with
Select Choose Default Program

Do you see Word in the resulting display?
Here is a snip of what I see.

If you don't then, using the browse button, navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\Winword.exe

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Hello. My company recently switched from Office 2003 to Office 2007. I'm having a weird problem in Word '07 that I can't figure out. I'm running Windows XP Professional.

I'm working on a document that was created in Word 97-2003 format. Our client requires us to keep it in that format. There are some extraneous tab stops that I'm deleting throughout the document, partly because they're throwing off the spacing of the second lines of headings that have long titles. I delete those tabs, make sure the hanging indents of the heading styles are correct, and all appears to be well. I save the document.

Then the next time I open the document, my formatting changes have disappeared, the old tab stops are back in, and the headings are indented incorrectly.

Things I've tried that haven't worked:

I converted the document to 2007 just to see if there was a conversion problem at play. Exactly the same thing happens in the converted file.

I updated the heading styles to make sure the tab stops were correct. The formatting is wrong when I save and reopen the file.

Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate your help.

A:Solved: Word 2007 Doesn't Save Some Formatting Changes

Well, never mind! A coworker figured out that because the document was attached to a template and was set to automatically update document styles, the incorrect tabs and heading styles were getting pulled in from that template every time I opened the document.

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Need help trying to save a word 2007 document. Am running Windows Vista. I have been working on this document for the past couple of days, a high school maths investigation with lots of equations and graphs copied over from 'Autograph' a 3d graphing software. I have been able to save it with ease with all this stuff on it until an hour ago. When I press CTRL+S it opens up the save as box (even though i've already saved it before). Then when i press save in this dialog box the box closes for a half a second before opening again without me pressing anything. I do it again and again and notice the little loading bar that tells you it's saving in the bottom right hand corner of the document gets stuck and then stops when the box opens up again. I've tried to rename it and this doesn't work. i copied it into an old word document and then saved that document and that document wouldn't save either. i got rid of it off that document and the old document saved perfectly. I closed it just to check it was actually not saving and it isn't. Is there something wrong with my document? or is it word? please help!

A:Unable to save a specific word 2007 document.

How large is the file? Do a Save As to a new file.

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Hi all,

I am having a problem with ms office. I open the word and change quick styles as i want and then i have saved them as a default settings, but when i re-open the Word 2007, all changes are gone.For example, i make my own quick style to n-make line spacing 1.5, then close the word and the reopened. then i realized, that setting is not valid anymore. I cant save changes on word. Anyone can help me? ı am trying to save those setting since morning, but i couldnt do.

A:MS Word 2007 Cannot save default quick styles

You need to save those changes in default NORMAL.DOTM template.
More info is in this MS article.

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I'm trying to save a quick style set to use with other documents and to share with the rest of our engineers so we all use the same styles for our documents

I created and saved the custom styles I want to use.

I select "change styles", "style set", "save as quick style set" and give it a name.

Without leaving the document, I select the style set I just created and the format on some of the styles has changed.

So it apparently is not saving the content of the style set. I must be missing something.

I'm hoping to create and distribute a style set.


A:Solved: Can't save word 2007 quick styles set

These are the MS instructions:
1. Select the text that you want to create as a new style.

For example, perhaps you want the word business always to appear as bold and red in your document.
2. On the Mini toolbar that appears above your selection, click Bold and Red to format the text.
3. Right-click the selection, point to Styles, and then click Save Selection as a New Quick Style.
4. Give the style a name — for example, business — and then click OK.

The business style that you created appears in the Quick Styles gallery with the name you gave it, ready for you to use whenever you want text to be bold and red.

So it sounds like you have to create the Quick Style in a document, not just try to change styles and make a new one as you do that.

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I use mail merge only once a year, for holiday envelopes. So I'm unfamiliar with most of the options. My recipients are stored in Excel. I have saved a (single envelope) .docx with my return address and «FirstName» «LastName» «Address», etc. for recipient. But I don't know how to use it. Every year I have to start from scratch. Thankfully, I've made a checklist so that I don't have to learn everything anew each December.

It just makes sense to use the saved layout instead of redoing the whole process each time.

Where & how in the "Start Mail Merge/Envelopes/Select Recipients . . ." sequence do I tell it to use the saved layout (template)? Is a .docx the correct file type?

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I have a Toshiba A55 laptop. I am running XP Home SP2 and Office Professional 2003 SP2. All utilites function normally with the exception of Word. The file menu shows "save" and "save as" to be disabled (greyed out). It will save with control-S, and I am able to save to any location I want. I am not receiving any error messages. All updates for XP and Office are current. No viruses or other malware. I have seen issues with Ofice SP2 concerning HP systems but they usually either lock up or generate errors. I do not have either of these problems. I have been looking for a solution for a few days to no avail. Any suggestions would be helpful.

A:Word 2003 save/save as disabled

I found my own solution. Apparently, the normal.dot template became corrupted. Deleted the file, and did not let word reload the saved version, creating a new one. Fixed the problem. Wanted to post in case someone else was dealing with the same issue.

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I am trying to create a template with specific styling to be used by our group. Any document created with this template should be saved to a shared network folder. I'd like to know if this is possible...

When I right click on my template and choose NEW, the resulting document should use...

- the default text font face, size and colour that I specified.
- the default paragraph spacing and indentation rules that I specified.
- Default to saving at location as "Z:\Shared Info"

All help is appreciated!

A:Change default text and paragraph style + save location in Word 2007?

I would suggest 1st creating a new folder in any one of your Shared locations. Then open a new Word doc within that folder, click on the Styles icon, select any template and click on the little down-arrow to the right of the template's name, click on Modify, and set up your customized template exactly as you want it. You can also change the name of the new template to anything that you want.

When you're done customizing your template, be sure to check (at the bottom of the screen) "New documents based on this template." So long as you create any other documents within this folder, they should automatically be saved to the new folder. And just be sure that for each one, you remember to utilize your customized template.

Here's some additional help:

How to manage templates in 2007 Office programs and in 2010 Office programs
Templates -- Create Word Templates Quickly (Word 2007 but should work in Word 2010 also)
Templates -- Create Word Templates Quickly
Word Templates -- Saving Your Document as a Word Template

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I have a Microsoft 2000 word Form that needs to be saved twice a day. This form is used by 80 different people who log on usually one person per shift. The form is used by the day shift 0800 hours to 1930 hours and then by the night shift 2000 hours to 0730 hours the next day but it is still part of the first day as our company clock goes. The day ends 0730 the next day.

So they need to use a clean form from the template every time and it needs to be saved by date and there is a section field for the employee number to help identify who wrote the log.

I have been hunting the net for similar examples and code that I could apply to this scenario but I have not found any. Could any body point me in the right direction, please. I am new to this kind of thing any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Save on exit Form

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So, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and I've managed to lock myself out of everything. I don't know the passwords to get into windows. I have no discs of any sort, and having just dealt with a death in the family, I have zero money to deal with this.
I've tried to do a factory reset, but it needs the password I don't have.
I tried to 'load default settings' and do a factory reset, but there is no prompt to save and exit in bios.
I tried calling Dell, but they said my system is too old for them to help me... Tech support kept telling me to buy a new computer.
All I need is to get into the thing... What do I do?

A:no 'save and exit' in BIOS

The Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop was introduced on or about the first part of 2008, so it's over 8 years old and not worth investing any money into.

If that laptop is password-protected and you're locked out of it, we don't provide help here because we have no way of knowing what your real intent is for wanting to access it.


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Among several Excel (2002 on Vista) files I only have one file which every time I want to exit asks

“Do you want to save the changes etc.” even if I didn’t move the mouse.

Is there a way to get rid of this message?

A:Solved: Save on Exit?

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I'm running Word 2013. Up till a week or so it worked fine, but now it freezes completely whenever I try to save or save as a document, new or modified, in my C:\Users\Tom\Documents folder, even though it does seem to save or save as correctly if I choose subfolders in ...documents or other separate folders.

I have tried running Word in safe mode. No help.

I have done a complete repair using control panel/programs...no help. It seemed to have uninstalled MS Office 2013 completely and reinstalled it completely, and nothing improved. One minor problem I have with this is that I've lost my product key from the original version, and I can't retrieve it from Dell, where I bought the machine, so I can't activate the reinstalled MS Office 2013! It'll run till next Tuesday, then it'll be dead. My bad, but that's not what's causing me this grief.

I have checked the hard drive with AVG PCTuneup disk doctor and found no errors. I've defragged with that routine also; no help.

I've tried running Word with and without first launching any browser. The problem occurs whether or not I've launched a browser.

To my untrained eye, it seems as if whenever I try to point Word to my normal ...documents folder, to retrieve a doc stored there so I can work on it, or save a new doc there that I've just created, or "save as" a doc I've retrieved from a different folder, Word can't find that spot on my hard drive. But i... Read more

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dozens of times per day I view and modify images using mspaint, then almost always want to exit without saving the modified image. To do so, I have to first exit, and then click on "don't save". Is there any method at all (registry hack, utility program, etc) that will allow me to exit mspaint immediately without having to to always do that extra click for "don't save"?

A:possible to exit mspaint without prompt to save?

If you just want to just view an image then you shouldn't have any issues but if you have changed/modified this image then it's normal procedure for any program to prompt you if you would like to save the changes ... stands to reason, you'de be pretty peed off if you made some major adjustments then just closed the program and forgot to save the changes you made ... it's only a single click to say "no" to save changes

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I am trying to automate a spreadsheet that all our employees must update each day.

I would like the file to close after a set period of time (1 Minute)

A:Save and Exit by Macro in Excel

I've always steered clear of this as I've heard it's a killer on resources. Plus I wouldn't know where to begin.

So here is some code from the outstanding Tom Ogilvy to get you (or it) started -

Public NextTime As Date
Public EndTime As Date
Sub StartCount()
EndTime = Now + TimeValue("00:01:00")
NextTime = Now + TimeValue("00:00:01")
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").NumberFormat = "hh:mm:ss"
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = EndTime - Now
Application.OnTime NextTime, "Continuecount"
End Sub

Sub Continuecount()
NextTime = Now + TimeValue("00:00:01")
If EndTime - Now < 0 Then Exit Sub
ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value = EndTime - Now
Application.OnTime NextTime, "Continuecount"
End Sub

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So I have an IBM X21, I installed xp from the HD, and when I turn my computer on the HD(which is an old 12GB made in 2000) is completely ignored, I can hear it spinning but the bios does not recognize it, it tries to boot and says OS not found. -BUT- If I turn on my computer go into the bios by pressing F1 and then just quickly press F10 to save and exit the bios, then and only then does the hard drive get recognized and it boots to XP normally. Does anyone know what is going on here? Im going to try a new hard drive today, and if that dosen't work I will try reflashing the bios, and there is no newer version of the bios than the one I already have, but I am going to try to re flash maybe its a bug in the bios or something. Thanks for any help.

A:My HD is not recognized, go into bios save/exit and then it is!


Set the hard drive to slave, the CD usually gets to boot first as it's normally master.

Regards, Ellgor.

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Hello dear members,Today I tried to set the BIOS to boot from USB, but it appears that I have some problems, the BIOS doesn't save the settings, when I press Enter on Exit Saving Changes or Exit Discarding Changes, the BIOS freezes up and the computer blocks. What should I do? I can't change nothing in the BIOS. When I press the power button the Windows is loading correctly.Please advise.BIOS 3.03, Y50 70, Core i5 4210H, 8GB RAM, 860M 4 GB Thank you

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Hi all

Just a stupid little problem with W7 I noticed which is VERY confusing but simple to fix.

I changed via the dialog the TEXT SIZE via the screen resolution in the control panel to CUSTOM SIZE.

With one of the newer "Cinema" or Very Wide screen (1680 X 900) displays after I'd increased the text size to over 160 % I didn't get the possibility to SAVE any documents any more via the SAVE AS button. The SAVE dialog would appear but the SAVE button was missing.

The effect was noticed in Office 2007 (all programs) Notepad etc etc.

Seems to be a Windows fault as this should not be allowed to happen.

on more traditional "Squarer" type monitors -- no problem.

I couldn't find the answer by googling but a bit of "trial and Error" fixed the problem.


A:SAVE as .. SAVE button missing in Save Dialog (solved)

Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

Hi all

Just a stupid little problem with W7 I noticed which is VERY confusing but simple to fix.

I changed via the dialog the TEXT SIZE via the screen resolution in the control panel to CUSTOM SIZE.

With one of the newer "Cinema" or Very Wide screen (1680 X 900) displays after I'd increased the text size to over 160 % I didn't get the possibility to SAVE any documents any more via the SAVE AS button. The SAVE dialog would appear but the SAVE button was missing.

The effect was noticed in Office 2007 (all programs) Notepad etc etc.

Seems to be a Windows fault as this should not be allowed to happen.

on more traditional "Squarer" type monitors -- no problem.

I couldn't find the answer by googling but a bit of "trial and Error" fixed the problem.


What exactly did you do to fix the problem? You can't have "solved" in the thread title if you don't post the solution...

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Hi everyone. I have a slight problem. I am trying to boot from the CDROM drive but in order to do that I have to get into the BIOS. I am able to get into the BIOS and set the startup sequence to boot from the CDROM drive and after that you have to select Save and Exit to save the current settings. The trouble I am having involves the Save and Exit feature in the BIOS. For some reason it is disabled and I dont know how to enable it again. All of the other Save features in the BIOS are also disabled. Someone told me to press F12 or F10 at the beginning of startup to directly go to the startup sequence to boot from the CDROM but that is also not working.

Any help would be appreciated,


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On Excel 2002 I have this workbook with 12 sheets of contact activities and I always get this annoying message to save on exit even when I do no changes.

I get this message in most workbooks but I do have some without this message and can't find the difference between them

I have disabled the autorecover and smartTags from the tools / option menu but don’t see anything else to disable

Is there a way to eliminate this message completely?

A:Solved: Annoying Save on Exit Message

Hi Kolias,
This usually means there's a formula that's calculating when the workbook is opened. For example, if you use the "Now" function, it will calculate each time, One thing you might try is to make a copy of your workbook and then delete the sheets one at a time, save and close, reopen and close again and see if it prompts you to save. When it stops prompting you, then you've found the worksheet that contains the problem.

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Hello, I'm posting here to hopefully clear up this problem I've been having. I have a Dell GX280 that will freeze everytime I try to save and exit the bios. I have tried everything. I have cleared the cmos and password jumpers with the battery out and everything unplugged. I have flashed the bios a few times. I have tried different keyboards and different batteries. Anyone have this problem before? Could it be that both batteries are dead? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Help with Freezing bios when attempting to save and Exit

The Optiplex series had known problems with defective capacitors.

Take the side off the machine and use a bright light to look carefully at the capacitors. The capacitors are small can type objects that should be perfectly flat on the top. If any have "domed" tops (often described as "bulging" or "swollen"), are leaking a brownish looking fluid, or the capacitors are leaning (not perpendicular to the motherboard) they may be defective.

Attached is a link showing what you should be looking for.


Bad capacitors may not be near as bad as some of the ones pictured and still be bad. Also, you may notice a slight "metallic" or "amonia like" smell in the case. You may also notice a "whitish" looking "residue" on components near the capacitor(s). This is residue caused by capacitor "gassing".

"Domed" capacitors in the early stages of failure can be hard to identify. One thing that may help identify them is to take an old credit card and cut a small square out of a corner of the card. Lay the square on top of any suspicious capacitors and you will be able to see if the capacitor is becoming "domed" by the angle where the square from the credit card rests. The square from the credit card tends to "magnify" the extent of "doming".

Another "trick" that sometimes (not always) works is to make a floppy disc or CD with Memtest ... Read more

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