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Excel 97 opens multiple docs and crashes

By Tim2217 ·
Whenever I try to open Excel 97, many Excel documents try to open with it repeatedly, instantly, until the program crashes. Any ideas?

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Excel 97 opens multiple docs and crashes

by DKlippert In reply to Excel 97 opens multiple d ...

Take a look at what is in your XLSTART folder. One common problem is WinFax Pro files, Msexcel4.xlm and Msexcel5.xls.
Rename or delete files in XLstart and the problem should go away.

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Excel 97 opens multiple docs and crashes

by Tim2217 In reply to Excel 97 opens multiple d ...

Found the problem. It turns the system was loaded with a 0KB file called MSCreate.dir. 62 files scattered everywhere, including in the XLStart, Startup, Xlators files within Program Files> Microsoft Office... Deleted all the MSCreate.dir files using find files and rebooted. Problem resolved. Thanks for your quick response. Much appreciated!

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