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    Fixing Startup Problems (97 - 2002)

    Hi:

    I tried to open post 186893, "Fixing Startup problems with Excel", dated 19-Nov-02 from the Star Post Index but of course it has been culled.

    Does anyone have a saved copy they could post please?

    Tony.
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    Re: Fixing Startup Problems (97 - 2002)

    This is a default list of things-to-do when Excel exhibits startup problems.

    Try opening Excel without any addins or hidden workbooks:

    Start, Run,
    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeExcel.exe" /Automation

    Quotes mandatory, Note you may have to change the path.

    If your error disappears, there is either an add-in or a (hidden) workbook that is loaded upon XL's start, which bothers you.

    - Try locating the XLSTART directory, move everything from there.
    - In XL: Tools, Addins, note the ones checked and uncheck them one at the time, each time restarting XL
    - In XL, Tools, options, general. Check if a path is entered after "Alternate startup file location". Clear it.

    Another option is to open XL in Safe mode:

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeExcel.exe" /Safe

    Also, you might try:

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeExcel.exe" /Regserver

    Yet another possible problem is a corruption of your toolbar customisation file. Locate all files with extension .xlb and rename the extension(s) to something like .old
    Now try and start XL again.

    Also, NAV has shown to cause "Excel caused an invalid page
    fault in module VBE6.DLL".
    You might try disabling the Office plug in of NAV.

    Other causes may be a full TEMP folder:

    In Windows 95/98 and ME

    Delete all files in C:WindowsTemp

    In Windows NT/2000/XP

    Find and Select Cocuments and Settings<user>local settingstemp
    and delete all files in there.

    They are often left behind by installing programs but Excel needs the space.

    This is what MS has to say about startup problems:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q280504

    And this about startup switches:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...B;en-us;q211481
    Jan Karel Pieterse
    Microsoft Excel MVP, WMVP
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    Professional Office Developers Association

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    Re: Fixing Startup Problems (97 - 2002)

    Jan:

    Many thanks.

    Tony.
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