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    Run-time Error 5


    I am really stuck. I have been running Word 2000 since it came out. In June of last year I installed an addin called WOPR PlaceBar Customizer. I worked great up until now. I started getting the messages below and now Word opens with rulers but the menu bars and button bars will not open. This does not happen with the other Office programs. I have removed all of the files of the addin. I have reinstalled Office 2000. I have Restored the drive from a tape backup(which I did before the problem started). The problem persists. There is some setting or something that I am missing.
    The first pop-up message read:

    Error 5 was Generated by WOPRPlaceBarCustomizer_MSOUVP
    Invalid procedure call or argument

    The next pop-up window read:

    MS Visual Basic
    Run-time Error 5

    After I removed all the addin's files the first window stopped popping up, however the second continues, and the problem in Visual Basic persists with the same results in Word.

    Do you guys know what Error 5 is and what I can do about it?

    John (

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    Re: Run-time Error 5

    Error 5 might be "file not found". That's just off the top of the head.

    Do this to further troubleshoot:

    1) In your Word settings, note the Startup file location.
    2) Exit Word
    3) Using Windows Explorer, move any files in the above noted Startup location to another folder so that the Startup folder is empty.
    4) Start Word.

    Do you still get any error messages?

    If so, there is something going on with your Do a file search for Rename all/any that you find. Restart Word. Any error messages now?
    Kevin <IMG SRC= alt="Keep the change, ya filthy animal...">
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    Re: Run-time Error 5

    Error 5 is Illegal procedure call....which can mean most anything (from my experience). <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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