#### Problem after installing Office SP3 on Office XP

After installing SP3 - which installs with no errors I have all sorts of
problems with office. When I try to start Excel I get a message "unable to
read file". If a try to open an existing excel document I get the same error
and the documment will not open.

In Word I get an error saying cannot open template,and when I try to close
it down it says "the file Normal already exists. Do you want to replace the
existing file.

Does anybody have any ideas ??

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Applications.

For Excel.........

First try the standard fix(es)......Tools>Options>General uncheck "ignore
other applications"

OR  Start>Run "excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes and note the space before the /
mark).

You may have to enter your full path to excel.exe....in that case surround
with quotes as in.....  "C:\mypath\to Excel\somewhere\excel.exe" /regserver

For Word...........

Start>Run "winword.exe /r" (no quotes and note the space before the /
mark).  Again, you may have to enter the full path to winword.exe

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 06:51:03 -0800, NickLodge
<NickLodge@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>After installing SP3 - which installs with no errors I have all sorts of
>problems with office. When I try to start Excel I get a message "unable to
>read file". If a try to open an existing excel document I get the same error
>and the documment will not open.
>
>In Word I get an error saying cannot open template,and when I try to close
>it down it says "the file Normal already exists. Do you want to replace the
>existing file.
>
>Does anybody have any ideas ??


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Gord
11/28/2004 5:20:02 PM

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