My problem - Excel won't run, it claims two files are being locked by another user.
I may have screwed up, so a brief history:
I have windows XP + Office 2000.
I have never been able to click a spreadsheet and get Excel to open from the C drive, for some reason it wants me to load the Office CD, so in the past I've opened Excel from the C drive then opened the spreadsheet.
I hamfistedly tried to cure this by going into Excel's preferences where I saw an empty box for an alternative startup location (I think it said) so I blithely banged in C:\program files\microsoft office\office in the hope that the system would go there to find Excel.
From that time on, Excel refuses to run. When I try to start it I get two messages, one is that excel9.olb is locked for editing by another user, then a second says xl8galry.xls is locked, then Excel closes.
At someone's suggestion I tried deleting all tmp files, there were some that the system couldn't delete, the problem remained.
I have just re-installed Mcrosoft Office, but this hasn't fixed the problem. I am now up the proverbial [bleep] creek without a paddle, can someone help me???
Thanks - Dave Clarke