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Programs not opening

I am unable to open any programs off the start menu. I've tried multiple including office, excel, notebook, and calculator. I can't even open my control panel. Also when I'm on the internet I am unable to clear my cookies because the menu won't let me into that option either. I would really like to be able to use the computer again at full capacity. It was a gift so I don't know everything about it but would like it to function.

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You can try going to this site and running Trend Mico's Housecall on your pc to check for viruses and spyware.

If that doesn't help you can try PC Pit Stop.

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Excel workbook error


I came across this issue today. An update to the Office Compatibility Pack that was still on a computer caused the default PROGRAM for .docx and .xlsx files to be the Microsoft Open XML Converter program and make the "Default Programs" in Control Panel think that Excel and Word were actually the Microsoft Open XML Converter scholarship essay writing assistance program as well.UNINSTALLING the Office Compatibility Pack in Programs and Features and then a simple reboot fixed the issue.
Also:
1: Try to repair it manually when MS Excel does not automatically STARTS File recovery mode.
Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click OPEN.
Now select the corrupted workbook that you want to open.
Click the arrow NEXT to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.
Choose either Repair (to recover as much of the FILE data) or Extract data (to extract values and formula when repair process is not successful).
2: Open with Open Office: Try to open your Excel file in Open Office. It is an open-source Office suite that is able to open & SAVE Microsoft Excel files.
3: Save in HTML Format: Open your Excel file and save it in HTML format. By saving the workbook in HTML format, you may be able to filter out the corrupted elements.
4: Save in SYLK Format: Open your Excel file and save it in SYLK format. By saving the workbook in SYLK format, you may be able to filter out the corrupted elements.
5: Try 3rd party software like Excel Repair Toolbox
link: https://www.repairtoolbox.com/excelrepair.html

Jun 18, 2015 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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Computer Tips: Open Office 2007 Files into Office 2003


How to open office 2007 files into Office 2003?
Today tip will help you to resolve the compatibility issues between the Office 2003 and Office 2007. Because all programs in office 2003 used the old file extensions for its different programs. For example Word 2003 saved files with extension .doc, Excel 2003 with .xls and PowerPoint with .ppt. but on the other office 2007 used the new file extensions for its different programs. For example Word 2007 saved files with extension .docx, Excel 2007 with .xlsx and PowerPoint with .pptx. Now the problem is that when you will try to open office 2007 files into office 2003 and you will not open the file due to compatibility issues between both office versions. Microsoft provides a free compatibility pack to convert office 2007 documents to the office 2003 format. There are many third party free converter are available but here we are using Microsoft office compatibility pack.
Follow the given steps to download free Microsoft compatibility pack and install it.
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
Visit the following link to download the Microsoft compatibility pack:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
When you have downloaded the file, double click on FileFormatConverter.exe file to start the installation.
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Now click on OK button to complete the installation.


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How to fix unable to open ms office excel 2010


1. Click Start.
For Windows XP, click Run and then click in the Open box.
For Windows Vista, click in the Start Search box.
For Windows 7, click in the Search programs and files box.
2. Type appwiz.cpl and then click OK.
3. Select the Microsoft Office 2010 suite you want to repair and then click Change
4. Select Repair, and then click Continue. You may have to restart your computer after the repair is completed.


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I have a problem with excel attachment when Problem with the Microsoft Excel 2007 Home and Student Edition Full Version for PC (5534075) I have a problem with excel attachment when received on email, the...


Try to Restore Microsoft Excel to Its Default Spreadsheet ,
Open Microsoft Excel.

Navigate to the Help menu and open the "Detect and Repair" function. The Detect and Repair dialog will appear. If you want to restore your shortcuts at this time, check the appropriate icon
Click "Start." Wait for a short period while Office deletes all of the settings on all of the programs in the suite and restores it to its original installed state. This will apply the settings to Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and any other Office programs you have installed

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My laptap is acer my problem is i have software here in my computer microsoft word, excel and powerpoint byt i cannot open the said program can you teach me how to open the said program microsoft word...


Click on Start button. Click on the program button in the box which opens. You will see a list of program which have been loaded in your computer. Scroll through and place the cursor on Microsoft Office. Another box will open and show the Office programs e.g. MS Word, MS Excel and MS power point. You can click one by one on these and the the programs will open.

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Unable to open excel. asking for microsoft office 2003 cd.which i don't have...


Try to restore your system to an earlier time when you know excel worked fine, Start, programs,accesories, system tools, system restore.

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Word & Excel won't open files when doubleclicked in Windows Explorer


Try to uninstall and re-install the MS office 2007. Hope this can resolve the problem

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Word & Excel won't open files when doubleclicked in Windows Explorer


In Microsoft Excel 97, on the Tools menu, click Options. Click the General tab. Clear the Ignore Other Applications checkbox, and click OK.
In Excel 2007, Click Office Button, Excel Options, Advanced.
Look for General.
Clear the Ignore Other Applications checkbox.
Now, as to why this was checked in the first place, ewan ko na!

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Word & Excel won't open files when doubleclicked in Windows Explorer


Excel may have "Ignore other applications" selected. See THIS Microsoft Knowledgebase Article.

Try going to Excel Options; Advanced tab; and under the 'General' heading: uncheck the box that says: Ignore other Applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE).

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Word & Excel won't open files when doubleclicked in Windows Explorer


reinstall - there must be administrator issues on your computer.

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