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Catastrophic Failure - Error Code 0x8000FFFF


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For some unknown reason, I am having troubles inserting clipart, off of the web, into a Word document. I can insert from my files on my computer but when I download a file from MS web site an error message will come back saying there is a catastrophic failure with an error code 0x8000FFFF.

I have tried to seach MS web site to no avail. Have reinstalled Office, still no good.

Has anyone seen or heard of this relatively minor inconvenience?

Thanks,

Dan <_<
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Try clearing your temp folders:

Please delete your temporary files. Double Click My Computer (WinXP: Navigate to Start --->My Computer)
You will see an icon representing your harddrive (most likely C: Drive) Right Click on the hard drive icon and click Properties at the
bottom of the fly out window. One the very first tab (General) you will see a button labeled "Disk Cleanup"...click that button.
Make sure the following are checked:
Downloaded Program Files
Temporary Internet Files and
Recycle Bin

Click OK and Disk Cleanup will delete those files for you.
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Clean up computer. Still no better.

Was checking other clips from MS. Can download seemingly all but this one particular clip. It is a photo that is 3149KB in size. I can download other photos. Would the size have any thing to do with it?

I was able to download the clip from my home PC? Any quick thoughts are appreciated. Not major and I might just forget for now.

Thanks,

Dan
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Might just be a problem with the clip. <_< Usually these errors are caused by a full temp folder.
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