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Old 23-07-2009
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Windows XP Excel will not open
  

Hello,

Tried to open an Excel Spreadsheet and for some reason a box appears with the words 'Preparing to Install'. Then it says an 'Installation File could not be found'.
Everything else works but not Excel
Please help
Griff.

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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

We have had the same problem woth a few computers in our office, and it seems that it might be virus related as al of them have started with the Excel problem right after a virus has been removed.

just insert your Microsoft Office CD and choose repair installation, that fixes the problem.
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

Thanks for the reply but I do not have the disk.
Is there any other way of getting round the problem?????

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Griff
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

As far as i have seen, the only way is to repair the Office Suite.
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

Excuse me for my ignorance, but how do you repair the Office Suite???
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

Like stated above, you have to run the installation from the CD and choose repair from the selections, it will then repair the suite.
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

Hallelujah,

Someone from another forum just told me an incredibly easy fix for this problem
Go to run and type in the box, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11
Then in this file folder, create a new folder and name it, XLStart.
Close it down and then relaunch Excel and hey presto, it all works again
How people know this stuff just amazes me
Hope this helps someone else in the same predicament.

Griff
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

Cool, thats an easy fix, thanks for sharing
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

I've got the samr problem.. My anti-virus prog has deleted all .exe files(I mean Word, Excel, etc.) So, I use OpenOfice -_-
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Re: Windows XP Excel will not open

When you double-click a Microsoft Excel file type (.xls), Excel starts as expected, but then you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Open the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.8\shell\Open\command
4. In the right pane, click (Default).
5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
6. Remove the %1 from the end of the Value data string so that the data string reads as follows:
"C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\EXCEL.EXE" /e (including the quotation marks)
7. Click OK, and then close Registry Editor.
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