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MS Office Error Message

By rtaraby ·
When I try to open an MS Office application e.g. Word or Excel, I receive the following message
"NULL, this is not a Win32 application"

If I go to a saved Word document or an Excel spreadsheet and open, everything is OK

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by ReWrite In reply to MS Office Error Message

I'm assuming that you are trying to open the app from the shortcut. Check the shortcut's properties. The target should be "Microsoft Office xxx" the xxx being the version you are using. If it is not then do a repair to correct the problem.

Cheers.

RW

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by araxis In reply to MS Office Error Message

Sounds like a install.log error in the registry.GOTO ---->START--->CONTROL PANEL---> ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS----->LOOK FOR MS OFFICE---->CLICK LIKE YOU WANT TO UNINSTALL IT INSTEAD IT WILL POP UP A MENU WITH OPTIONS--->TICK THE BOX SAYING REPAIR OFFICE..LET it run & this should take care of it.It will not erase anything ,documents ,settings etc it will only compare itself installed vs. the uninstalled "how it should be running" type of thing & make adjustments from there.

Good Luck!

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by glyall In reply to MS Office Error Message

if the first two answqer do not work for you download OpenOffice form openoffice.org.

I have been able to open Word and Excel file that MS office would not open.
I open OpenOffice app first then open the bad MS Office file then save it back as a MS Office file

Good Luck

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by pclemente2 In reply to MS Office Error Message

We'll need more info... Which version of MS Office and which OS [2000,XP,ME,98...]. If its NT or above [2000,XP or 2003] go to Control Panel > Add Remove Programs > MS office professional version number > click on the CHANGE Button. This with launch the Microsoft installer. you'll have the option of REINSTALL or REPAIR... this is where I'd start. Don't go fooling around with your registry especially if your not seasoned. with working with it.... GEts really tricky.... Best of luck

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by pclemente2 In reply to

First and formost If you have any critical data back it Up or move it to you network share... You know the routine. Ok let go...

This error is a win32 subsystem error. These error are the biggest Pain In the A$$ in the World, next to DLL ****. The OS and Office version would have helped, but my guess is either 2000 or XP. Start by removing/Uninstalling the application. You'll need to also download remove Office from the folowing Web page: http://www.entourage.mvps.org/install/remove.html

Reboot... If you have a registry cleaner like RegSupremePro Use it to clean up your registry. Get all the old crap out of there.

Reinstall from you Official Microsoft CD - Don't use a network version, you never know, it may be corrupted ..just in case. See if that helps...
Best of luck...

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