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Desperate for Excel to load in ME

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Mike McBain, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. Mike McBain

    Mike McBain Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2001
    Hi again Magicians

    Styxx has been helping me with this major problem previously posted and I am really frustrated with it.

    I have reloaded Win ME uninstalled and re-installed Office 2000 and still my machine just locks totally when I try to open Excel or an Excel file.

    Sometimes I get a message about Environment variables in Autoexec being moved to Windows Registry sometimes Excel has cause fault in User.exe and sometimes nothing.

    Hope someone can suggest what I should try next before I hurl the thing through my own window...........Mike.

    Here is my current Hijack This log..
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.93.0
    Scan saved at 12:41:11 PM, on 16/10/2003
    Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.abc.net.au/news/business/default.htm
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/default.htm"); (C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\xyy95ahl.slt\prefs.js)
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CPROGRAM%20FILES%5CNETSCAPE%5CNETSCAPE%5Csearchplugins%5CNetscape_UK.src"); (C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\xyy95ahl.slt\prefs.js)
    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,[email protected],&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus C82 Series] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\E_S10IC2.EXE /P23 "EPSON Stylus C82 Series" /O5 "LPT1:" /M "Stylus C82"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfigReminder] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msconfig.exe /reminder
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Vet Alert] C:\WINDOWS\System\VetMsg9x.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VetTray] C:\VET\VETTRAY.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37631.1345138889
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
  2. Mike McBain

    Mike McBain Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2001
    Ahaaa, on last try got the message Excel caused a Gen prot Fault at etc etc and then let Scan disk run after resetting and it came up with the message...Scandisk found an Error on C: This drives boot area contains important information that is damaged or invalid.

    What the heck does that mean & what do I do about it? Tried telling Scandisk to repair but that didn't seem to change anything.

    Wish I could smile

  3. Mike McBain

    Mike McBain Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2001
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