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How to view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen?

Q: How to view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen?

How can I view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen at the same same time? Every time I open a PDF file, everything shuts down, excel for the PDF. Whenever I click off the PFD, I see everything else, but the PDF is gone. I'm trying to get some info from the PDF to Excel, but it's really hard to do this in Widows 8. In Windows 7 and previous versions, I could see more than one thing on my screen at the same time. Now, the PDF simply takes over control of everything else, so you see the PDF and that's it and that's all.

Thanks everyone.

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A: How to view a PDF file and an Excel file on the screen?

Oh, never-mind. It was some weird Adobe thing that took over control of my computer. I uninstalled that other freaky thing, and now I have the real PDF reader back.

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Need help inporting xl document into microsoft works spread sheet or source for ex viewer

Jim Leonard

A:Works: View Excel file?

Excel viewer:


Or email to [email protected] and I'll convert it to Works for you.

(I broke your question off of another question.)

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I am using Exel 2010 - when I save my workbook on the server for the rest of the team to look at, my changes do not show up in their version. However, when I pull up the workbook on my system - all my changes are there. Also, I cannot see their changes eventhough we are all using the "same" workbook name.....

Help please.

A:Cannot Save Excel file for others to view on Network

What if you put your file on SkyDrive for all to share, or change permissions as you see fit?

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My Excel file closes by itself when trying to view macros.

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I have been using this same Excel file for many years. I viewed on my new home laptop 2 days ago, using a 2010 Excel Version. It was created on 2007.

I opened it on my work computer, version 2003, and now get the above error message on both machines. The file can no longer be opened.

I have tried emailing it, still won't open.

I have chenged the file type to both .xls and .xlxs neither open.

I downloaded the program on the home page of this site, and it said no file issues, no known problems for this file.

When I click Open File, it still shows where I had the file opened (the file name in lighter gray font - but cannot open.) The original file is in black, and I can open. But, get that message.

I also tried to open and fix - and I tried both options, with formulas, and without formulas, and all it opened was foreign characters.

Any other suggestions? Or is this file gone? Unfortunately, my most recent back up is 3-4 months old...

Thank you for your help,

A:Excel File now says File Format or File Extension is not valid...

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Every now and then, when I try opening an Excel file, I get a message saying that "Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.

A:Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format

Older versions of Microsoft Office can't open the newer office formats,try updating and installing Microsofts file format converters. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3

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Hi there,

I am trying to use SQL.REQUEST to pull data from one excel file (a master data file) to another one, and I can't get it to work. I think I don't have the correct connection string specified.

I'm using Excel 2002 on Windows 2000.

The task is, I need to build dynamic queries based on other cells in the "output" spreadsheet, such as, get a count of all records in the master file where the date field is equal to [cell reference] and the ID field is equal to [another cell reference] and a third field is equal to [third cell reference]...
So that, if the values in those referenced cells change, the records that match (and get counted up) will be different.
Also, there will be at least 10 different queries (I do a sum on a field that is a time duration, an average on that same field in another, etc) in different places on the spreadsheet.

I was able to get a simple query to work in Microsoft Query if I used static values, ie, I typed them directly into the criteria... however, these need to by dynamic so that when the same spreadsheet (a report template) is "saved-as" and new values for the criteria are input, the queries don't have to be re-created.

So, using MS Query, I can connect to the master data file and get the correct result... but I believe what I really need to use is SQL.REQUEST, so I downloaded the ODBC add-in and installed that.
I just can't seem to figure out what my connection string argument needs to be.
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A:Solved: sql request in excel file, to another excel file - connection string?

Nevermind folks - I googled +excel +"connection string" for probably the 20th time in 4 days... I usually investigate all result about 7 pages deep before giving up, and this morning, all of a sudden a new result popped up right at the top:

at about the same time, my boyfriend finally took a look at it, and he came up with this result: http://www.devlist.com/ConnectionStringsPage.aspx

I used the syntax in this example
Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\MyExcel.xls;Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;HDR=Yes;IMEX=1";
(I almost got up and danced, I was so happy)

Just thought I'd come back and post the solution, in case anyone else ends up finding this thread in the same position I was in.

Now how do I mark this thing solved?

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I recently had to do a system restore and now my .jpg and jpeg files have a bad file icon. They still do open with the windows pic program as I want them to - but only on the admin accout, I usually surf and play and do everything else with a user account, and even if I reset everything under folder options for the file associacions it somehow doesn't apply to the other account.
The funny thing is that windows tells me in the file association menu that I changed the file association's properties and can set them back to standart "photo suite 6" - a program that I uninstalled ages ago ... can I somehow set this back to the normal winxp picture and fax displaying thing?

A:File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

problem solved...

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Thanks for the help I have already received from this friendly forum!

How to force Windows 7 File Explorer to display ALL audio folder content as normal files in detailed view with file name/size/date and without title/artist/album.

A:How to display all audio file folders in detailed file view

Hello Robilong,

If the audio folders all have the Music folder template, then you could use Apply to All Folders to set on these folders the way you like it with details view and have it applied to all "Music" folders.

Hope this helps,

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In previous versions of Windows, I could right click on a file saved on the desktop and send it to the printer. This option is not available.
Do I need to change a setting in Windows 8.1, or is this a setting that needs to be changed in printer software??

A:Print File from Desktop (without opening the file to view)

This is a PDF file. Does it make a difference? Right clicking on a JPEG shows an option to print without opening the file. 

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at the top of my mozlla/firefox screen i deleted the file view, etc. stuff: how can i get it back ? also, how can i get my original google sceen back, i got some junk that intercepted my mozilla home page/screen: thanks (incredamail, how can i get rid of it ? ); i get this mystart/incredamail garbage as my mozilla start-up homepage: how can i get rid of this garbage that downloaded itself and get back to my old google seach start-up home page ? should i just uninstall and re-install mozilla ? thanks

A:MENU BAR (FILE, VIEW, ETC.) MISSING ?at the top of my mozlla/firefox screen i delet

The menu bar can be turned on and off my right-click near the top of the firefox window and selecting Menu Bar.

You can change your home page by going to Tools > Options. The General screen is where the home page is set.

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I have a file in excel that does not fill the excel frame. I click on the full screen and reduce it and get full again, but it does not go to the screen full size. I have other excel files that expand and contract with the excel frame, but not this one. Any suggestions?

A:Excel file does not fill screen

You don't say what you have tried so far. There are two things that come to mind that I would try:

1. After you have got it expanded to full screen, try doing a "save as" under a new name. (I usually just put an "r" for revised after the old name. Then see if the "r" file will come up full screen. If it does, then you can delete the original file and rename the new one to remove the "r".

2. Try this: bring up a blank sheet, then open the other, get it expanded to full screen, then do a copy and paste from that to the blank sheet.

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Please help me,
How to copy data from last row used of excel file to new excel file using vbscript?

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While in excel, I would like to open another excel file and read some information.

The file I am reading from, will have a row with "Avg." in Col A with data in Col B through L in that row that I want to extract. The data line will be in a different place in all excel files and there may be 2 lines to read.

At this time, I have used the Open command successfully to find the file but do not know how to proceed (?the open structure may be wrong?).

I am familiar with loops and variables but can can not figure out the rest unique to excel.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Read excel file B while in excel file A

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Well, where to put this strange problem? XP, Office or Network Forum. All three seem to be involved somehow.

What gives?

I have a few large Excel files on
a) a share on a Win XP SP2 desktop
b) a share on a WIn Vista desktop
c) a share on a Ubuntu 6.06 desktop

When i mean large, i mean ~75Mb

When i work on my laptop (Win Xp SP2, 1Gb Ram, 1,86 GHz), i can access all shares just fine. But when i right click such a large Excel file on the XP or Vista computer and click 'Properties', my laptop becomes unresponsive for about a minute. Then, at last, the properties are shown. In the Taskmanager, on the LAN tab, it shows that my LAN connection is swamped at 70% for a whole minute. Sniffing the network traffic learns that the entire contents of the file is being transferred through the network to my laptop!
Just to see the properties...

However, when i right click the same file on a Ubuntu share, the properties come up instantly.

When i right click other large files on the XP/Vista shares (like *.iso of *.avi files), bingo, properties pop up instantly.

When i right click the large Excel files on the Xp/Vista share from a Win 2003 server (without office installed), voila, properties show up instantly.

So why is the whole Excel file transferred by just right clicking it for properties?
I'm convinced this behaviour adds to slow file share performance in general. For example, if i want to copy such a large excel file form the XP or Vista share, it takes 10... Read more

A:Right clicking a large Excel file in a network share makes the entire file being sent

sounds to me like your computer doesn't have much ram.

how much ram does your computer have?

Christian Dude

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Ive been searching the net for help with this and i just cant find what im looking for.

Im still new at excel macro's so still learning everyday.

I need help to wright a macro that will search in a folder for a file with a specific keyword that can be in the file name.

example: lets say i want to open a file that is in a folder that has "leadership" in the files name.
Because i send the file to people called "leadership.xls" and i recieve files back called "copyofleadership.xls" and different other names but there will always be leadership in the file name.

Can anyone please help me with this.


A:Excel macro to open a file in a folder with a specific keyword in the file names

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I need convert/save Excel files into the ASCII comma delimited text files. It needs to be in this format in order to upload healthcare data to the CDC (NHSN).

Thank you.

A:How to convert/save an Excel file to ASCII comma delimited text file

File - Save As. Change Save as type option at the bottom...

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I'm trying to open in Excel 2010 a file with .exf extension that is always a pipe delimited text file. I have set, using Windows file associations, to open this type of file with Excel. But, I would like for it to recognize that it is pipe delimited, so that I don't have to click on Delimited, Other, "|" to import the file. Any ideas? I also thought about using a macro to save some steps as well. Thanks for your help!

A:Excel import pipe delimited file based on file extension

Hi, welcome tothe forum
Macro is the solution, just start the macro recorder, give it a name and do what you do, stop the recorder and you have the macro.
Simple as pie

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Hi Tech Guys,

I needed support for corrupted and excel files, do you know any best word and excel corrupted recovery software? i recovered a deleted word and excel file, but when i opened it some are okay and some are corrupted.

Please i really need help.. thanks in advance

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Hi, i wonder why my Icon does not show in Large Icon view and can be seen in other Icon View? It is invisible when you use Large Icon view. And i can't change my desktop back ground at all. It just won't save the change. Any help is appreciated.

A:Window unable to view file in Large Icon view

Hi there,

You might want to consider a System Restore if this is a recent occurrence.

Using the System File Checker (sfc scannow) would be my next suggestion.

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I have two separate files...one is an Inventory List, and the other is a Parts Code List. The Inventory List displays each automobile part along with a parts code. The table of parts codes and their corresponding details are found in the Parts Code List. How can I get the Inventory List to display the Parts List details on the Inventory List?

A:Solved: EXCEL--Matching a table on one file with another file

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So I was working on a document for work. The document is on Excel and has data from every month this year.

I was opening the file and the laptop then froze. I gave it a good 20 minutes but nothing, so had no choice but to hard reset (not even task manager was opening)

After turning it back on and opening the file, I was horrified to see that the data from April onwards was missing. 4 months of work gone. Obviously the file was smaller at 5mb than the 7mb it was when I was working on it. But then I found in the file location an Adobe TMP file. It had a random name (series of numbers) but was the same file size and date late modified was the time of the crash.

This must be my data. It's now a word file, but I can't open it with Excel. Is there anything I can do to convert the TMP file to the Excel document and recover my data?


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Is it possible to create a hyperlink in an excel spreadsheet that goes to a SPECIFIC FILE within a zipped file? If so, how do you do it?



A:Solved: hyperlink in excel to a specific file in a zip file

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So I was working on a document for work. The document is on Excel and has data from every month this year.

I was opening the file and the laptop then froze. I gave it a good 20 minutes but nothing, so had no choice but to hard reset (not even task manager was opening)

After turning it back on and opening the file, I was horrified to see that the data from April onwards was missing. 4 months of work gone. Obviously the file was smaller at 5mb than the 7mb it was when I was working on it. But then I found in the file location an Adobe TMP file. It had a random name (series of numbers) but was the same file size and date late modified was the time of the crash.

This must be my data. It's now a word file, but I can't open it with Excel. Is there anything I can do to convert the TMP file to the Excel document and recover my data?


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I've got Excel 2000. (Win98)
The PC froze / hung-up while in excel. Could only power off to restart.
Now when you access the file you get a message that the "file is in use" and can only be opened in read only mode.

"When you open a file that is in use, you'll get a message that tells you the file must be opened in read-only mode. In some cases, you may get this message even though the file is definitely not in use. This can be caused by an Excel crash, in which the file was not released."

The file was being accessed on another PC via a basic household network.
Our work around at present was to access the file in Read-only mode and save it as a new file. The old file still exists. I can't delete it as I get the same file in use message.

But, I'm still working on the older file to see if I can unlock it some how.
Tried the following:
1) Check/deleted temp files on the editing PC.
2) Checked the file attributes on the file (Note: the file did not have the "Read-only" attribute ticked)
3) Now checking the source PC for temp files.

Any direction greatly appreciated.

A:Error caused excel file to file in Use and read-only

Save yourself some time.
Open the old file.
Right-click a sheet tab and hit Select all sheets.
Right-click again and hit Move or Copy.
Choose the create a copy box, and from the dropdown, choose New book.
Save the new book. Make sure all is well. Delete the old book.

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I have tried to download an Excel (.xls extension) from a web site I use. On download I get a file with a .xlsx extension which will not open in Windows Office 2010. I successfully downloaded the file using Chromodo so I assume there is something corrupting the download via windows 10 Microsoft browser?

A:downloading excel file changes file extension to .xlsx

Originally Posted by bcubed

I have tried to download an Excel (.xls extension) from a web site I use. On download I get a file with a .xlsx extension which will not open in Windows Office 2010. I successfully downloaded the file using Chromodo so I assume there is something corrupting the download via windows 10 Microsoft browser?

Hi there
on the download is there a SAVE AS option -- that might work if you change the default to .xls

Otherwise I think there are some xlsx viewers where you could view the file or change it to xls. (Note changing to xls will possibly remove some formatting etc).


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Hi, I am not particularly tech savvy and I'm trying to export contacts from an outdated Customer Management program into a csv file so I can upload them into a more current program. You can only export them into an ASCII format and I have no idea how to sort it out in excel. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

A:Unsure how to convert an ASCII file to an Excel file

Is this by chance a "Delimited text file"?
If so it will a comma between each entry of the contact. Each contact will be on a separate line.

This will be a plain text fine that can be opened in any plane text editor.

It may be helpful if you were to post an small file as an attachment?

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I have a TIF file image with some text in a table that I need to make into an Excel (or Word) i.e. text must be able to be edited so it can't just be an image in Excel or Word. I am using a MAC. I don't want to type everything into Excel or Word. I need to have this done in the next couple days and would prefer to have a quick way to do this over the weekend .

Thanks guys!

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Convert Excel file to CSV file For free, If possible..

I need to do this So I am able to upload it to my webbased business,
which is run on netsuite.

Can anyone suggest a site that offers a free Exl to CSV converter
I have seen the converter run from with/in excel, that would be the best

let me know

Thank you Very much in advance.

A:Convert Excel file to CSV file (For free?)

F12 brings you into "Save as" and one of the options is for a CSV or comma separated values file format.

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In Excel 2010, I opened a Read-only file, made a lot of changes, and tried to File-Save As.

Nothing happens.

A web-search I got some info, maybe the MS Office update tool was recently installed? Not in my case.

go to explorer, the read-only file and check off Read-only in Properties. Can't, its not saved to anything, and Excel gives a message the file is read-only, please save under a new file name.

I tried File Save As, but nothing happens, no dialog box to input a new file name.

BTW, this is a large excel file, around 27 MB.

A:Excel file read-only, but can't File-Save as

Offhand, wondering if the Save As dialog box is opening behind the Excel program window. Maybe reducing the size of the excel window, then trying save as again? (it may be visible if that is happening) Also a possibility is to just try Save. That should produce a message and also offer the opportunity to Save As. Any additional info you can acquire will be helpful for resolving this.

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I need to open a file in escel as a delimited file, but the problem is I don't know how to do this So I was curious if anyone could tell me how to open a file as a delimited file and have : be the delimiter. all help is appreciated

A:Opening a file in excel as a delimited file

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I'm using win-98, writing software in foxbase and compiling with clipper to make exe file under dos environment.

in some report, i make TEXT FILES to view reports.

I would like to export these TEXT files directly to excel, how can i do it ??


A:convert text file into excel file

If they are comma delimited files, use text-to-columns to separate the data into different columns.

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Hi Excel Gurus!

I am new to Excel Macro and I am just wondering if you can help me with my problem. I have multiple txt files with the same format and tab delimited. I would like to run an excel macro that can convert my txt files to excel row by row for each txt file.

The excel columns should look like:
date time lot number operator serial nominal_values cx cy xh yx measured_values cx cy xh yx and so on...

The Input txt file looks like:

Date: 2009-07-10
Time: 14:19
Lot Number: 2
Operator ID: 48013275
Serial Number: H09F040104

Name nominal Values measured Values St.Dev. lower Limit upper Limit limit St.Dev.
cx 1240.0000 1232.9380 4.1540 1170.0000 1293.0000 50.0000
cy 1240.0000 1232.6350 4.0350 1170.0000 1293.0000 50.0000
xh 512.0000 497.3666 1.1670 470.0000 532.0000 5.0000
yh 256.0000 268.4369 0.6813 236.0000 286.0000 5.0000

Dist. 3.5000 3.4642 0.0000 3.3500 3.6500 0.0750
Res. Pixel/[] 22.5000 22.3614 0.0000 22.1000 22.9000 0.0500

Pitch 0.0000 0.3140 0.0330 -1.0000 1.0000 0.1000
Yaw 0.0000 -0.4760 0.0560 -1.0000 1.0000 0.1000
Roll 0.0000 0.0860 0.0030 -1.0000 1.0000 0.1000

End of data

I have attached sample input txt file and sample output excel file.

A:Multiple txt file input to excel in 1 row per file


Thank you for the responses.

To simplify the requirement, I made sample input txt files below and the sample output format in excel.

Input txt file #1

11 AAA
22 BBB
33 CCC

00 77 88 99
Input txt file #2

11 MMM
22 NNN
33 OOO

00 77 88 99

The output excel file format should look like this:


- the input files are tab delimited
- same format for all input txt file
- 1 row per txt file in excel output

Please help.

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About a week ago, I started having issues saving excel spreadsheets. If I try to save them, I get the message that file is currently in use, try again later. I can rename the file and save it, but when I open the new file again and try to save that, I get the same message again. No one else is using the files and I have done the following to try and resolve this:
- deleted my profile on my primary Windows XP SP3 PC
- went to a Windows 7 PC with the same results.
- Ran Process Explorer to see which service has the file in use and got the message non-existent process

This only appears to be happening in Excel 2007, Word and PowerPoint are fine and no other users are reporting this issue. Has anyone else seen this happen?

Thanks for your help!!

A:Cant save Excel file, file is in use

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i m new to this forum and have only initial knowledge of excel. I want to make prog similar to the given in screen shots attached , in which we are inputing two values and on pressing ok a message cpmes " a tfm file has been placed at c drive" . But I want to input three values . Can you help me in making this prog explaining in detail.

A:how to convert excel file into .txt file

Hi, welcome to the forum.
It is nice to look at thumbnails and screenshots but this doesn't explain at all what you want, need.
But now you expect anyone reading this to understand immediately what you need?
What kinf data is it, what do you need / want to achieve with it and not less iportan which version of Excel are you using?
The screenshot look like Excel 2003
A sample with dummy data and a clear and consice explanation makes it easier for someone wanting to help to do so.

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I am having a goofy problem with .doc and .xls files. If I attempt to open them from either Windows Explorer or My computer, I get the "This file is already open" error but then you can then change the file and save it.
However, I can then execute the application and open the file from within the app, it works fine and doesn't give the error.
Any help would be appreciated. I have found traces of this error on the internet but have not found any satisfactory solutions to it. Thanks

A:"File Already Open" when Word or Excel file opened with WinExplorer or My Comp

Have you tried closing word then clicking start/run and typing

winword /regserver

Type this one for excel.

excel /regserver

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Hi, I have created a excel file few months ago to prepare my tour planning. But now when i tried to open it, it cannot be opened with the error "Tour Plan.xls : File format is not valid".

I had online search for solutions but it does not work. I really do hope someone proffesional can help me to recover the excel file. Attached is the zip file consists of the excel file.

Thanks and appreciate your friendly help a lot.

A:Need help on excel file recovery - "Tour Plan.xls : File format is not valid".

I tried to repair the file but it did not work. In my experience only a very small percentage of corrupt files can be recovered.


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I have done a Lenovo Critical Update, Since that I have that done, as i reboot the laptop, it will take me to the Blue screen showing the below Error Your PC/Device need to be repaired  The Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information. File:\BCDError Code: 0xc0000034 once i ESC, it will take me to BIOS, i have arranged to place my HDD as the booting source but still it does the same, once I reboot the Laptop, and press F12 it will take me to a booting option menu as I need to choose mt HDD to get to Windows

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I'm in the process of repair/recovery of my machine (Dell Inspiron 8500 with Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2). I'm following exactly the instructions in: http://attachments.techguy.org/attac...chmentid=62075, but a problem has developed. The "software" file (which is the file that the original blue screen error message says is "corrupt, absent or not writable") will not copy to the new tmp directory to create the backup. My understanding from the article is that this backup file (software.bak) will later be used to restore correct settings for various software applications. Since I can't copy it, it appears that I am screwed, no? Or is there a way out somehow?

Thanks to anyone who's been there and can help...

BTW I have the XP installation disk that came with, and a diagnostics disk which I have not yet run.


A:Blue Screen: Registry File Failure; can't copy corrupted file to tmp directory

Never mind, I had it wrong--didn't read the document referred to above carefully enough. The procedure worked like a charm, and the document is very easy to read and entertaining to boot! (pun intended).

The document describes a procedure that closely follows a Microsoft KB document (which I now can't find) but does not contain any warning regarding whether the OS is an OEM (original equipment manufacture) install or not. The Microsoft doc says not to use the procedure on an OEM-installed OS, but I just did it on my Dell, so that warning seems to be incorrect.

Many many thanks for the help provided by this document and this site.

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In windows Explorer files of the extention .avi will have an icon that is that little film strip with a screen shot from the video file. Matroska files (.mkv) only show a generic icon in explorer? How can i fix this so that the Matroska file will show the screen shot from the video file as is does with avi files in windows explorer? I have Home Premium? Thanks:)

A:Matroska File to show screen shot as icon like an avi file does in explorer

I wrote a similar post about mov files in here
Have a quick read at it (to understand what you're doing and why it's the way it is), then grab some matroska directshow filters. There's a list here: http://www.matroska.org/downloads/windows.html

P.S: Keep in mind the filter sparses the mkv file only (aka the container), it does not decode the audio or video stream inside of it. If you're only getting a filter but can't see the video, it would be because you're missing the codec (compressor-decompressor) for the video stream. I'm mentioning it because mkv files are usually encoded using codecs for which the avi container is not suitable (for example H.264 or AC3). If that's the problem, be sure to get codecs too (for example ffdshow-tryouts for H.264, or AC3filter for AC3).

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I've tried quite a few free softwares on the net and also tried the recommended methods to try and open my excel file, but it just wouldn't open! :'(

I've attached the file so can someone please please please help me out?

Thanks in advance!!!!

A:Excel error: "File format or file extension is not valid..."

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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re-sending this message (4th time). As 1st time user of this web site, just
realized I've been entering wrong info for "Title"....sooooo...sending again..

System: Windows 98 4.10
Excel version 7.0

Problem: getting error message when try to open 2 Excel files...2 other ones
open just fine! Never had this problem before!!
ALSO....when click on Help on tool bar in Excel, same thing...
can't open the selections in the drop-down box!!

ERROR MESSAGE: bill list.xls: file format is not valid
PLEASE HELP!! What has changed OR what have I done to cause this to
happen all of a sudden??

A:Excel file won't open.."file format not valid"


I replied to your original posting on this.

It sounds like the file is corrupt.

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I have a friend who is suddenly experiencing an issue where they are no longer able to Open an Excel file through their Windows Explorer (e.g. when trying to open a Excel file from within their My Documents folder). After double clicking on the file, Excel opens and acts as if it is opening the file but then proceeds to show just a blank worksheet. The file does not appear to be corrupt since they can then go to File/Open from within Excel, locate the folder and then Open it without a problem.

Any suggestions? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as to the cause and resolution for this.

Thank you greatly,


A:Excel 2000 - Unable to open Excel file thru Windows Explorer

Check this out: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1781119.php

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I've searched for issues regarding non-working VBA code written for Excel 2010 and compatibility wit Excel 2011 for MAC.
I am currently using Addin (*.xlam) files that hold all the necessary code to process multiple files without needing to use the PERSONAL.XLSB and as eliminating the need to copy VBA code to every file that requires.
This works perfectly with all the Windows Office versions.
Today a colleague want's to run this same file on a MAC book with Office 2011.
The moment he opens the Addin het gets an error that a library cannot be found, understandable, but the Tools Reference in the VBA project is also greyed out so I cannot even try setting any reference.
Does anyone have any experience with this or is this something that needs a complete new approach when it regards Office on the MAC?

I hope somebody can help

A:Solved: Excel 2010 xlam file not working with Excel 2011 for MAC

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I need help to create an Excel macro that would

1. ask users to select x number of rows to be copied from one worksheet of one Excel file
2. once users have selected the rows to be copied, then the rows are copied from the one original Excel file into X number of target Excel files

the target Excel files are all based on the same template
there is one worksheet in each of the target Excel files

in the target files, the rows should be copied from the first available empty row, going down

Looking forward to your help!

Thanks a lot.

A:Macro needed to copy x number of rows from one Excel file into a batch of Excel files

Hi, welcome to the board.
Not much info there to get the correct picture.
Sample? Of source and template please
And not to forget, what version of Excel are you and the users using?

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