Excel docs slow to open

By ptim
Jan 27, 2009
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  1. I'm having issues in my office, with Office 2007, mainly Excel, when you go through Windows Explorer to open a excel file, it takes forever for the file to open.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,423   +281

    I forget if Office 2007 has it or not, but the previous versions had a repair. I checked where it was in the old ones and didn't see it. But if nobody has a better idea I'd suggest starting the install again, and seeing if there is a repair option. If not, just reinstall it.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,286   +281

    he's speaking of cp->Add/Remove->Office (or excel it it's listed separately)
    click CHANGE ->Repair
  4. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne Newcomer, in training Posts: 142

    I too am having issues with 2007 Microsoft Office

    I get the following message when I open Excel, Word and Powerpoint (Publisher works, but dare I try any others?)

    Excel Failed to start correctly last time. Starting Excel in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order to successfully start the program. Some functionality may be disabled in this mode.

    Do you want to start Excel in safe mode?


    If I click yes or no it doesn't do anything, (on occasion Ill get a message prompting to diagnose and repair, a couple of minutes later it says i's successful but back to square one)

    I have just installed SP1 in hopes there's some sort of fix, to no avail
    I have tried a repair via the installation disc
    I am hoping I don't have to uninstall / reinstall because I don't know if the licenses are limited

    If anyone could shed some light on how to fix it, I would greatly appreciate it! :)


    OS: Windows XP with SP3
    Model: Compaq Presario V5000
    Office: Microsoft Office Home And Student 2007
    Specs: Pentium M 1.46Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM
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