Can't open XLSX file

Microsoft Office 2007 home and student
May 5, 2010 at 07:01:09
Specs: Windows Vista, 2 gigs
Double click to open file mouse pointer looks like
its trying to open excel page but nothing happens.
There is no error messages associated with this.
Running windows vista home premium with office
2007

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#1
May 5, 2010 at 07:59:45
A couple of things to try:

On the Start menu,
Click Run .

In the Open box, type: Excel.exe /automation

Click OK

This will force Excel to start without loading add-ins, templates, or processing files in the XLSTART folder.

If Excel starts OK, then look in your add-ins and templates for the problem.

You can also try:

On the Start menu,
Click Run .

In the Open box, type: Excel.exe /s

Click OK

This will force Excel to start in "Safe Mode", this is a bit more extensive then the "automation" switch as it will also by-pass the "<username>.xlb" file as well as registry entries.
This is just like the first time you start up Excel after installing.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
May 7, 2010 at 07:05:56
Ok Thanks Mike,
What should I look for in the add-ins and templates if that is a
issue?

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#3
May 7, 2010 at 07:49:48
Just go to the add-ins menu and unclick them all, then one by one re-check them and see which one is causing the problem.


Office Button
Excel Options
Click Add-Ins
In the Manage box at the bottom, select Add-ins
Click GO
Un-check all of the Add-ins


Have you tried a Diagnostic?
Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from within Excel

Click the Microsoft Office button

Click on the Excel Options button to bring up the Excel Options dialog box
Click on the Resources button in the left hand pane
Click on the Diagnose button in the right hand pane
Click Continue
Click Run Diagnostics


Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from the Start Menu

Click on the Start button in Microsoft Windows
Use your mouse to point to All Programs to open the Programs menu
Point to Microsoft Office folder in the menu to open it
Point to Microsoft Office Tools folder to open it
Click Microsoft Office Diagnostics to start the diagnostics program
Click Continue
Click Run Diagnostics

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
May 7, 2010 at 07:58:21
I haven't Run Diagnostic yet. The first 2 ideas you suggested
came back with a error that windows could not find excel.exe
file. I will run Diagnostic and see if that gives me anymore ideas
thanks again Mike

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#5
May 7, 2010 at 08:20:19
with a error that windows could not find excel.exe

You probably need to give it the complete path to the exel.exe file. Which, on Vista, I can't recall.

MIKE

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#6
May 7, 2010 at 09:08:01
Ok, Will do Mike. Thanks Again so far I am having no luck with
this machine its the only one out of 4 machines that has this bug
lol

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