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Word and Excel 2007 - Programs open ok - documents take ages to open

Q: Word and Excel 2007 - Programs open ok - documents take ages to open


Got a problem with Word and Excel 2007.

Both programs open ok (under 2 seconds), so no problems there.

The problem is opening the program by means of opening a document. It takes about 1 minute

Exactly the same thing with both Word and Excel.

Has anyone got a solution? Surely there must be a quick little registry tweak to sort this out?

Other info:
Outlook 2007 works ok, no delays
Windows XP works ok
No speed issues with computer
Did not previously have Office 2003
Word/Excel documents are local, computer is not on a network
Computer is free from spyware and viruses

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A: Word and Excel 2007 - Programs open ok - documents take ages to open

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Hi All,

I work on a web application that has Excel and Word documents in it.

At the moment when a user opens these documents in IE9 they get presented with a dialog box asking:

What do you want to do with "filename"?

The user is presented with Open, Save and Save As as the options.

Unlike previous versions of IE there is no check box to tick to remember the user's choice so it comes up every time.

I really need to get rid to this box. Does anyone know how to disable it?



A:How to get Excel and Word documents to open without the Open,Save,SaveAs box opening

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Click Start => My Computer => Tools => Folder Options => Click on File Types tab => In the file types list => click Excel => click Advanced => UNcheck clear the Browse in same window check box (or click to clear the Open Web documents in place check box) => Click OK

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Hi All,

Hope you can help me.

I have a problem where I have installed Office 2003 basic edition.
Excel and outlook open fine but word takes ages 2-3 minutes ish.
I have tried deleting and renaming the normal.dot file and then word opens fine but as soon as i close it and try to open again im in the same predicament. I have uninstalled and re installed office with separate disks too incase it was a dodgy disk but had no joy.

Really at a loose end of what to try?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

A:Vista, word takes ages to open, excel/outlook fine??

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Our church secretary uses Word Perfect 12.

She has had no problem until now opening Word 2007 document in Word Perfect.

Now it says the files are in an unsupported format.

Any suggestions??

We already have the conversion program for Word Perfect installed.

Do we need an update of some kind??


A:Word Perfect 12 suddenly will no longer open Word 2007 documents

Have you contacted Corel support? Checked the site for FAQs?

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I can not open ms Word documents by double-clicking on them anymore, When ever I do so I get a mesage saying: "There was a problem sending the command to the program."
I do get the Word window open but there is nothing in it. I have tried this with .doc, .docx and .txt files and I get the same thing.
But I can open files if I first open word and then go to Open and select a document from there, but not by double clicking.
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and Microsoft Office Word 2007, can anyone help me?

A:Can not open documents in Microsoft Office Word 2007

Open Word, go to the Office Orb, then Resources, and then "Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

This will check out the install and do a repair if needed. You will need to the "Office cache" file on the hard drive or have the Office CD handy, if it is needed.

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When I click on the name of Word document in a folder to open it, it hangs and then says "Not responding". (This just started happening.) I have the same problem with files in Excel and html (where I use Firefox).

However, I can open files fine if I go to Word and use File, Open.

For some reason, I can still use a folder to open PowerPoint and Adobe files.

I have Windows XP and use Office 2007.

I regularly scan my computer for viruses (with Norton) and for spyware (with SpySweeper) and haven't found any problems.

Does anyone know how to fix this?


A:Word/Excel documents won't open from folder

Hey Ray,

I had a similar problem which was probably different than yours, but here it is for your info. I couldn't access EXCEL or WORD. I would get a lock up and eventually a "can't open excel' message. The short of it was my NORTON had gotten corrupted and because it was set to scan those documents upon opening, it cause them to halt.

Maybe that tidbit will lead you somewhere. Good luck.

- Castleheart

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First time I have asked a question so hope someone can help. Can't identify when it first started to happen but recently all excel files seem to have converted to word files. If word is already running and I try to open an excel file it opens in word and office tries to reinstall.
All excel files are displaying as word files in my documents folders. if I open excel and then open the files they do open and I can then save them in the correct format and they stay in that format.

Hope this makes sense.

A:excel 2007 files open in word

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Hi all

I have a user who has Win XP Sp1 on a domain.

If he double clicks any office document or Adobe document, it takes about 30 seconds to open. If he opens Adobe or Office and does "File>open" it opens straight away.

While waiting for the docs to open I checked task manager>>>nothing happening?!

Ran Sybot, nothing found.

Any suggestions?


A:Office and Adobe documents take ages to open on XP PC.

how long does it take to open the application
how much memory on PC
how many things running in startup

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For some reason, when I click on on Microsoft Works, I get a quick flash of it trying to open & then NOTHING!!
I have sooo many important saved documents that I really need to be able to open again...
I have gotten rid of Microsoft Money & maybe Microsoft Office as well but not sure...
Any ideas on what I can try??

A:HELP!!! Microsoft Works Word Processor will not open, unable to open ANY documents!!!

From how you describe it,it looks as if something is denying it.such as your firewall or if you are using Firefox you might not have it as allowed,these are just guesses however,take a look at this site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241165

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I'm having 4 problems.

Rundll window at start up:
Error Loading C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\Drivers\W32X86\3\DLCQtime.dll

This specifiec module could not be found.
When I double click on Word documents, a Window Installer box opens and says 'preparing to install' with a cancel button. Then, a Microsoft Office Edition 2003 box opens:
Installation Error:File not Found

A required installation file SKU112.CAB cound not be found
It then asks if installed from a cd to insert it or if downloaded from the internet to browse your system and find it. I don't have any Office 2003 cd's. The cd's I have that I think are for my Word documents are Microsoft Works Suite 2000.
My last year vacation pictures will not open. When double-clicking on them, an Adobe Photoshop Album window opens with the words 'failed to load photo'.
My memory about a year ago was about half free. It is now showing I have 2 GB.
I tried going back and restoring my computer in hopes of being able to access my pictures. I've ran spybot. That's all I knew to do. I have Windows XP Home Edition 2002. ~tmcc

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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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I am at work on one of the computers on their network. This machine is used my three or four people so how the problem started is just a guess. Word, Excel, Powerpoint all open with "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Professional." If I try to open any file I created in the past, the same thing happens. I thought I would run scanreg but apparently that command does not work. Lost, and my boss is too cheap to call in a tech, so I am stuck with no word processing. I am typing this on line however with the machine in question. Any ideas? Thanks. (The signature below is my machine at home)

A:Solved: win 2000 Documents will not open / Word will not open

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Unable to open Microsoft Office documents(excel,word) in Internet Explorer when we enforce strict TLS 1.2 protocol (Disabling SSL v2,SSL v3,TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1)on the webserver. We tested by removing strict TLS 1.2 and IE is able to open the document fine.
Error description : We see a Microsoft Excel Security Warning with the following content.
Certificate error
The application experienced an internal error loading the SSL libraries.

When we disabled SSL V2 and SSL V3, the document opens fine but when TLS 1.0 is disabled we are seeing the  pop-up with certificate error. We tried to open the reports in CSV format, 2007 format and 2003 format and all of them have the same issue. Does
Internet Explorer have any restrictions when TLS 1.2 is strictly enabled ?

Note : We are able to download the document using Internet explorer and the document opens fine from local but opening the document from the browser fails with certificate error.

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I have recently started having problems opening big projects. I use nuendo and cubase for music production and sometimes I have to wait 15minutes for a project to open is there anything that might be causing this.

My biggest fear and first thought was that it was the RAM I have recently brought and installed. It should be compatible, it is the Kingston KVR400x64C3A/512, I have two of these and two infineon 256mb 333 which came installed. I have them running in dual channel (i think) with the kingstons in slots 1 & 3 and the Infineons in 2 & 4.

I have recently setup a dual boot system and stripped this OS down to the bare minimum, and have set page filing to 0 which may or may not be involved.

If anyone can hel it would be very much appreicated as it is cutting my work rate and causing alot of frustration

My motherboard is the Augsburg 915GV (Similar to Intel D915GVWB) (from what I can gather anyway)

A:Programs taking ages to open??


Remove the Infineon modules and try opening the program with just the other two remaining modules. You should never mix RAM density's and in particular manufacturers, all modules running in dual channel should be purchased as 'kits' - meaning they are practically guaranteed to work together on a compatible motherboard.

You should always have page filing enabled and given a quota of atleast 300mb or so, this will guarantee that performance is at maximum when you're running memory intensive programs. If doing the above fails, next try defragging your drive to minimise access times on your disk for the any programs or data you currently have installed.


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Hi Guys,
This past month or so my system has become very unresponsive, If I click on a program to open it it has become so slow to open.
Startup&Shutdown is the same ,I've ran Ccleaner and disabled a few programs at Startup but has made no difference.
I have included a "MinitoolBox" Log and a snapshot of my system specs in advance.
I would be most grateful if someone could help me with this matter.
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 09-03-2015
Ran by Seamus (administrator) on 12-03-2015 at 16:59:56
Running from "C:\Users\Seamus\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: Satellite A300 Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (02/06/2015 03:56:50 PM) (Source: .NET Runtime) (User: )
Description: .NET Runtime version 4.0.30319.18444 - There was a failure initializing profiling API attach infrastructure.  This process will not allow a profiler to attach.  HRESULT: 0x80004005.  Process ID (decimal): 4572.  Message ID: [0x2509].
Error: (02/05/2015 11:09:49 PM) (Source: Windows Search Service) (User: )
Description: The index cannot be initialized.
    The content index catalog is ... Read more

A:Laptop Slugish,takes ages to open programs.

Hi Hookie Start by uninstalling the following programs:AVG PC TuneUp 2014;Driver Genius Professional Edition;Java 8 Update 31;Let me know once this is done.

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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 using office 2007. I had to get a new laptop and could only get Windows 8. Now when I click on a word document icon, the document will not open unless I open word and then open the document through word. The excel files open no problem, just the word docs.

Any idea how to fix this?

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Running Win XP on a home built Intel Core 2 duo platform. Just started within the last week or so. I can open the software from the CD, but not from my hard drive

A:Can't open Microsoft Word Program or Word documents

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I have a Dell home computer and have created many Word Docs.

Yet, when I try to open many of them I get blocked by a window that opens and says: "WORD Cannot open doc.: user does not have access priviledges".

I have MS office 2010 and its my computer.

Can't figurer it out.

Any Help would be very appreciated.


A:Can't Open WORD certain Documents

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hi I know virtually nothing about computers and have uninstalled works as most of my documents have been saving in works or opening via works (as in email attachments)........have I made things worse???I now cant open any word documents at all the message is `this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Please install one or if have it create a default.....please help thanks..........

A:cant open my word documents...

Do you have Microsoft word installed? Go to your Start Menu and look through your programs for a folder named Microsoft, Inside should be a program called Microsoft Word. If not, than you need to buy Microsoft Word, or download Open-office, just google it. It is a free alternative to Word, and it can open word. If you do have word than when that prompt comes back up than select "select program from list" and choose Microsoft Word. Good Luck , without computer for 6 days will check back then . And maybe someone here will help if you need further assistance.

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Have run numerous and different virus scans and spyware programs and uninstalled, reinstalled, and repaired Office 2000 Professional. Tried to change the Normal.dot file. Nothing happened. Would appreciate any ideas on what to do next. Everything was running fine and the boom. I have been trying to solve this for 3 days. Should I do a system restore or could the problem be something else?

Here's my hijack file. I'd appreciate some advice.

Many thanks, Elodia
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:10:12 PM, on 8/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 SP2 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
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A:Cannot open any MS Word documents

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I'm running Windows ME. Been fighting a virus on my computer and did a registry repair and now can't get either Word or Publisher documents to open. Both programs are still listed in the Start/Program menu, but I get the following message when I try to start either program:

"The application must be installed to run. Please run Setup from the location where you originally installed the application."

Well, tried to reinstall Word and got nothing. I thought I'd deleted the Rundll32.exe, and managed to reinstall it (I think). Can't find my ME disk to do anything from there.

I'm desperate for help. Thanks for anything advice you can offer.

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My friend has a LEGALLY obtained version of word 2010 and the access code for it but is unable to open up .docx sent to him but he is able open word and begin a new document, and when i did a C drive search for the Word application there wasn't one. any insight would help, Thanks.

A:unable to open up word documents

Does it work by opening Word, then opening the document from there?

If so, make sure .docx is associated with Word, which is located here as "WINWORD.EXE":

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

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My computer has XP service pack 2 My problem is with Word 2000.
I can no longer bring up any of my word 2000 documents. It says encountered problem Error message reads error signature Appname. Win word AppVer Modname: win word .exe ModVer offset: 000b72b4

I have loads of Word documents that I need to get too and all I get is the above message. Can someone please help me. Thank you Char

A:Can't open Word 2000 documents Please help

Hello Charlene,

Try deleting the template. Close all instances of word.

Click Start > Search > all Files and Folders > type normal.dot

when the search results are found delete the listing(s) for normal.dot

Re-open MS Word.

If not you can try to repair it or reinstall it.


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Okay, so you know my system details: I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop with Vista Home Premium 64-bit on it and McAfee Security Center. Now the problem,

When I first got my laptop and installed Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 on it, Word worked more or less fine. One thing that was kinda weird from the beginning was the fact that sometimes and error message dialog box would pop up when I would double-click a word document to open that said something to the effect of "can not find file" on it. I found that if I already had Microsoft Word open, that the word document would immediately open on the first double-click.

Now Microsoft Word won't allow me to open any word documents. I have tried double clicking them, Ctrl+O, and even selecting Open after pressing the Office button- but nothing will work. Every time I try to open a word document, Microsoft Word freezes. Strangely enough, I just discovered that I can open documents that are in the recently open documents that pop up whenever you place the cursor over the Open selection in the Office button- but other than that nada.

I have run diagnostics (no errors were found), done a repair to no avail. When I reinstalled Office, it basically returned to the original problem of just not opening documents by double-clicking. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? Is this a problem with Office 2007 not being completely compatible with x64? Is there some upgrade to fix this?

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Greetings all.
How do I open two Word documents in Windows7?

In XP I could just click on two documents and both would open. That doesn't work in Windows 7. When I click on the second document the first one disappears.

I often need two documents open so that I can copy and paste between them, see any changes I'm making and compare the two. Having the two open at the same time is much more convenient than having to keep opening and closing them as I have to do in Windows7.

I tried some suggestions that I found on the internet, such as selecting the two documents and clicking, or using OPEN but in each case only one document opens.

I can open two of other types of files, such as PowerPoint shows, so it appears to be related to Word somehow.

I'm using Word 2003.


A:How do I open two Word documents in Windows7?

Word 2003 can't open the newer Word .docx format or Powerpoint presentations. It's been so long since I used it that I can barely remember its functions - but it may need to be installed in XP compatibility mode if you would like it to work properly in Windows 7...

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I have a serious problem. I have a whole bunch of word documents done up in office 2000. I had later installed Office 2007, and didnt like it, so I uninstalled it and went back to the 2000. Now, whenever I open all the existing word documents I only see code like the following... A HytAvEٲ}.F]Iĺ.

- I have downloaded the compatability pack and I try and save the file as a docx instead of a docm file and it says "the converter failed to save the file".
- I have also downloaded a word document viewer hoping that might allow me to at least view them, but that doesnt work either. same problem.

My wife needs all these documents for teaching, so they are very important and I am hoping someone here can help me restore all of these files. I would guess there are 20 - 30 files with this problem.

Thanks all.


A:Word documents, cant open, only see code

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Using Windows 7 64-bit.

When I click a Word document in Explorer or on the Start menu, I get the error "There was a problem sending the command to the program". I'm using Word 2003, but I don't get this problem with Excel 2003.

I know that when I try to open a document this way, the program uses the command switches "/n" -- which means "open a new instance of Word", -- and "/dde" -- which I don't know what it means. I do know that I don't want the /n switch.

1) How can I remove the /n switch? Remember, I'm not clicking on a shortcut, but on a document icon. I know how to assign the "Open With" command, but I don't see any options about changing command-line switches.

2) Is the /dde switch causing my problem? How do I remove it?

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 Cannot open any documents in Word Starter.

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I am trying to write a Macro that will display all open Word Documents and let me select one for viewing. Can anyone help with this? Thanks much.

A:Show all Open Word Documents

Wrong forum JPG2. Please post on the Microsoft Office forum:
Microsoft Office support - Tech Support Forum

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Everytime i try to open up a saved word document, Word fails telling me that "Microssoft word has stopped working". It's ine when opening up new files but it can be annoying trying to open up a piece of work in progress.
When i try to re-open after it crashes, word tells me that it would be safe to open up in safe mode. This way i can gain access to some of my saved work. But it's a very round-a-bout way of getting to it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Word 2010 won't open documents.

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I have been working on a computer (Windows XP & Office XP Professional) and I am having an issue with Just Excel files.
He has many files stored in My Documents. If he tries to double click the Excel files, Excel opens but the file will not open.
If you right-click the file while in My Documents and choose Open With it gives the error that the file can not be found or it is corrupt.
If you Open Excel first and navigate to My Documents then the file will open.

I first thought it was the file association. I checked that and restored the default setting for the xls file extension. I tried to repair office. I tried to uninstall Excel and reinstall. Nothing works.
Can anyone help me out here.

A:Excel file will not open through My Documents

Click Tools --->Options --->General then uncheck "Ignore other Applications"

If that doesn't work you can try to unregister and re-register Excel by entering the commands below into your RUN prompt. This will re-write some registry values that may have been corrupted

Click the Windows START button and select RUN then type each of the following commands one by one (you may need to change the path below to reflect the true path to your Excel.exe file)

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Excel.exe" /unregserver
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Excel.exe" /regserver


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I have windows xp...When i try to open a saved excel document (excel 2003) under my documents it shows an hour glass but never opens up. One time it gave me a message saying can not find file, error... A few months back i downloaded a free 30 day trial of microsoft office 2010 (which of course has expired). I think this may have something to do with it. I have tried to remove the Microsft 2010 from control panel but it only restarts my computer and never takes it off. I can open microsoft excel 2003, but once it is saved i can not reopen it.

A:Can't open saved excel documents,etc..

"This could happen if the installation process did not complete when you tried to install a new program or the uninstall process did not go through as expected. Or it is quite possible that the previously installed Office program installation files has got corrupted."

The older version of excel is conflicting with the newer version. Hope this helps.

Click the following link and select office 2010:


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My 2000 MS Word stopped opening the documents I have on file. The error message : "There was a problem sending the command to the program" keeps coming up after the document tries to open. I can create and save documents, but then cannot open them to view the content. This started after the removal of roaming defender spyware by SpyHunter software. I don't have any files blocked by SpyHunter and still have the issue with Word with SpyHunter deactivated.I am wondering if a file got removed in the spyware clean up and removal?

A:Word 2000 will not open word documents

Does anybody have any ideas on this problem. I really need to be able to get my documents to open. Re-install of office doesn't help. I am not sure if I am allowed to post to my own topic, if not, I apologize. Thank you to anyone who has any ideas.

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When I click on most programs or documents nothing opens. The icon for the program or document becomes grayed out and nothing happens.

Right now the only programs I seem to be able to start by clicking, are Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail.
I have to use the run command to open anything else. Shortcuts on the desktop don't work, programs in the start menu don't start, I can open the control panel, but can't add/remove programs.

Also, on start up I am getting a message,
Smart Issue is the name of the window that pops up and it reads:
Line:10 Error:0 Scode:80070483.

Running XP Home

Yesterday I got an "All clean" after posting in the "HijackThis" forum and following the steps provided by those wonderful guys.
So my system is clean.
But I am still having the problems as listed above.

Any ideas ???

A:Can't open programs/documents

hey tillie,

I'm thinking the spyware damaged some windows files and maybe a repair install would fix the problem, but I'm not sure. Before you do anything wait to see what other people think.

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Right after a series of Microsoft updates, I can no longer open any word files in My Documents by double clicking. To open them I have to right click and then click open. Running Windows XP Media Center version 2002 SP3 and using Word 2003 SP# from Office Basic Edition. Any solutions?

A:Word documents will not open in My Documents

Likely, you need to reset the file association. Here's an article that explains exactly how to do that.

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In my office we are using MS Office 2000 & Some of our clients are using higher version of office may be Office 2007. The problem is when we are trying to open these documents in our office it never opened. Is there anybody who can give me the solution for this problem. I know it is a small problem for you all. But please help may be any converter can help me but I don't know which

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Unable to open Office 2007 Documents

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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

"Word experienced an error while trying to open this file"

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Can't open password protected Word 2007 document in Word 2003

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Before I installed the compatibility pack for 2007 Office System so that I could open a Word 2007 doc with Word 2002, my WorldLingo translation worked just fine. Now when I click on translate, Word 2002 asks for send error report & crashes!

Any suggestions please?

xp sp3

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Running Windows Vista Premium Home Edition.

I have an Excel 2003 spreadsheet.that I originally created on Excel Office Professional Edition 2003. Also, have Excel 2007 Home and Student Edition installed. I uninstalled the Excel 2003 software, but now when I clik on this created Excel 2003 spreadsheet with Excel 2003 it will not open. It says there is an invalid path. I reinstalled Excel 2003 and it opens. I tried to save this as an .xlsx extension and then uninstalled Excel 2003. It wouldn't open. So something is occurring here. On other Excel 2003 created spreadsheets, they open without issue.

Then I have a program with an .exe extension. It needs to open using Excel 2007. With both Excel 2003 and Excel 2007, it will not open. It freezes and then I get an error message saying it cannot open with another Excel other than 2007. If I right clik on the .exe program, there is no "Open with". I even tried opening a blank Excel 2007 spreadsheet and then cliking on "Open". but it is a bunch of gibberish. My IT person says you can't open the program that way, You have to launch it as an .exe program using Excel 2007.

Any ideas on what is going on? By the way, I have both Excel versions on my laptop running Windows XP and I do not have these issues at all.

A:Solved: Some Excel 2003 & Excel 2007 applications won't open on Windows Vista

Hi there,

If I said I was confused that'd be an understatement I think. You cannot open executable files (*.exe) with Excel. Recognized file types are things like .xls, .xla, (for 2007) .xlsx, .xlsb, .xlsm, etc. I don't know what your exe file is and I'm not sure I wanna know, but it certainly doesn't open in Excel. What is it exactly? If you don't know I wouldn't open it. Or if someone told you to open it with Excel then it's probably a virus. Unless I'm missing something here.

With the file in question which won't open, assuming it's not this strange and unknown exe file you're talking about, sounds like the file may have been corrupted. Does it open on any other machine? And if you uninstall Excel 2003, did you re-install 2007? It seems strange. I would try cleaning out your application and reinstalling 2007 fresh. You can't install 2003, then 2007, then take off 2003 and put it back on, you're gonna get things screwed up. I bet your registry doesn't know which way to turn here. Some good info on it can be found here...


Also, I would highly recommend you completely uninstall all versions, and I'm talking a deep cleaning, then reinstall. For that deep cleaning, take a look at this article (which I'd highly recommend you do) and then reinstall...

http://officearticles.com/misc/remove_microsoft_office_from_your_pc... Read more

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Hi! i need you help!.. I am unable to open or save files in the shared drive using Excel 2007 but i can open/save excel 2007 files saved in my local drive

The error message I get when i try to open is "Could not open...." followed by the path and excel name.

This is the error message i get when i try to save in the shared drive:

Microsoft office excel cannot acces the file". There are several possible reasons:

the file name or path does not exist
the file is being used by another program
the workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a currently open workbook

Please help

A:Unable to Open and Save Excel files in the shared drive using Excel 2007

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I have installed MS Office Home and Student 2007 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 running Vista Home Premium. Previously I used MS Works that came pre-installed any e-mail with a Word attachment just opened when I clicked it.
Now when I get e-mails with any Word attachments I am unable to open the attachments without first saving them to the desk top, then opening Word 2007, then opening the document from the Word 2007 menu.
Similarly with all my old documents I have to go through the same long winded procedure to open them
Is there a simple way to cure this??. I'm not a tech whizz but if the cure is simple I can give it a go

A:Solved: Word 2007 does not open earlier Word Docs

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When I send some friends a password protected word document created in Word 2010 they can't open it using word 2007 which is compatible with docx by using the correct password. I have no choice but to send as a Word doc instead of docx so they can open it.

Word 2007 User 1: Word launches no password box no error messages just the blue screen.

Word 2007 User 2: Gets the error message: ?Word cannot open this file . The encryption type used is not available. Contact the author of the file. More encryption types are available in the High Encryption Pack.?

Therefore I suspect some kind of encryption pack must be installed. I believe the user 1 has XP and user 2 has Win 2000 pro. are using XP. Do you know where these encryption packs are available? The other possibility might be for me to reduce the encription level when I create a password protected docx but I have no idea how to do that.

Is there a solution to this problem?

Kind Regards


Kind Regards

A:Word 2007 Can't open encrypted docx from Word 2010

Hi Chris,

I've been looking at this for a while, but cannot find an answer.

The only thing I can come up with, is an alternate suggestion, which I am sure you have probably thought of : use something like 7ZIP to encrypt the file, and then send that to your friends.



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Whenever I create a Word document, save it, and reboot my computer, the formatting gets messed up. My document is filled with giberish characters.
I have another problem and am not sure if the two are related. When my windows 98 pc boots a window appears on the taskbar that reads "Driver memory error". It disapears soon after.
Could the two problems be related?
Know how to fix either of them?

A:Word: Formatting Lost on Open Documents

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I'd had just gotten a brand new harddrive for my laptop and once I brought all my old documents from word over to the new harddrive from my USB drive and then reinstalled Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 and I try to open a document up an error message pops up saying "C:/Users/Sean/Documents/____/___.doc is not a valid Win32 application". Is there a way to get rid of this or bypass this and get my document to work again? Any help would be very grateful and I would appreciate it.

A:WORD Documents unable to open anymore - NEED HELP!

Open a command prompt and type in:

assoc .doc

Then see what it tells you.

(Note that there is a space between assoc and .doc)

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hey guys, i've got like 7 documents i need to look at. i was wondering if it's possible for me to open all of them at once instead of opening them individually?


A:Microsoft Word: How to open multiple documents at once?

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