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Cannot Start MS-Powerpoint

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sscalise, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. sscalise

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    Hello.

    Since sometime starting Powerpoint has become a kind of nightmare... When I try to open a ppt file, PP hangs and I have to use the task manager to close it. When I try to restart it, I'm prompted to run PP in safe mode, but this does not help at all. At the third try, the MS installer starts in order to "detect and repair" possible problem. After this, I have a probability of ~ 1/3 to be finally able to lauch PP. I have already tried to install it again, no effect.

    What shall I do?

    I have WinXP Pro Ver. 2002 SP2 and Office 2003 SP2.

    Other MS programs work well.

    Thank you,
    Sandro
     
  2. CrazyComputerMan

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    Welcome to TSG.

    Could you send your computer specifications?
     
  3. sscalise

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    It is a Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7020
    Processor Intel Pentium M up to 2.13 GHz

    Do you need additional info?
    Thank you (for the welcome and for the help)

    Sandro
     
  4. CrazyComputerMan

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    You're Welcome.

    I think i dont need extra information because i could lookup on that laptop product.

    Anyway... Has PowerPoint worked correctly before?
     
  5. sscalise

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    Problems started some weeks ago.
     
  6. CrazyComputerMan

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    Have you install any programs a week ago? It could possible be software clash or corrupted powerpoint file.

    Oh and i might recommend you to try System Restore when the PowerPoint has worked before?
     
  7. sscalise

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    as far as I remember, I only installed some MS updates...
     
  8. lavazza

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    Is it ONE specific or ANY .ppt file?

    Can you open a .pps file?

    If you haven't got any .pps files, duplicate an existing file e.g
    My Example.ppt by copying it and pasting it in the same folder, where it will be called
    Copy of My Example.ppt then rename this file
    Copy of My Example.pps

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    If it is ANY .ppt file... there's always the alternative to Micro$oft: http://www.openoffice.org/
    Open Office is free and has a a slide-show component called Impress that is very, very similar to PowerPointless
     
  9. CrazyComputerMan

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    I'll think i should you to leave PowerPoint for now...

    Install OpenOffice but i'll find out if we could install ONLY impress :D
     
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