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Started with Excel Unable to read file


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HawkCode

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Sorry for double post, missed the MS Section!
Hi,

I have a wierd one here. Al of a suddenout of the blue when I launched Excel I got the error "Unable to Read file" That was apparently the start up file.

Any other spreadsheet I tried to open got the same error!

I did seach of knowledge base and most of the referanceces didn't fit or or were quite old. I tried a number of the suggestions, including getting rid of everything in the excell start up directory, of which there was only one file in it.

So I figured I'd Re-install, HA!

I put in my Office 2k Premium disk and ran the setup onit and got:

"The installation source for this product is not available.
Verify that the source exists and that you can access it."

I even tried copying the cd to the hd, same thing???

I'm a programmer and use excell mainly for data maniplulation or small spreadsheets, Keeping track of costs, that sort of thing.

At my wits end I needed to edit several spread sheets, so I downloaded OpenOffice Org. It works fine.

Also I have no idea why but there is no un-install for office in controll panel or program group.

The major thing I worried about is Acccess, The multi national organization I work for has it's membership program running in Access.

Thanks!

Richard S Albrecht
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Hi HawkCode,

have a look here for an MStool that may help !!

Description

MS Removal Tool

Edited by Linkmaster, 03 October 2005 - 08:01 AM.

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Well that did allow me to re-install, HOWEVER excell is experiencing the SAME PROBLEM,

Unable to read file. What a crock. Any more ideas or should I just move to Open Office except for Access. :tazz:

Rich
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Run the tool again.
Then go into Add/Remove programs and see if Office is there, if it is uninstall.
Then go to Program Files and delete the folder. (MS OFFICE)
Go to start, run, type msconfig
Click on Startup tab at top and uncheck anything that has to do with Office. restart. Then reinstall.
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Thanks

Success!
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Great ! Glad its fixed !!
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