Solved: Microsoft Works Word Processor Not Opening

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CEH81

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Hi there guys.


Okay so here's the issue.


I have an HP Pavillion a813w that had Microsoft Works pre-installed on my computer.

Now, I just did a roll back, totally reformated my computer on April 10th to total factory settings once more, so my computer is relatively unbuggy, or so I thought.


However, when I was sent a document from a friend today via AIM, and I scanned it with my virus scanner, it was clean. It had me say yes, I agree to the EULA, and then as it was loading up, it just seemed to disappear, I couldn't open up the document, and I have tried rebooting, and restoring both and it would do nothing.

I'm wondering if there's a reason for this..

I'm trying to figure this out, first time I've ever had Works do this, before I reformated that is.
 
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Sometimes you can get software to open using a different method and that for some reason will affect how it opens using the method that didn't work.

As an example, I once had a floppy disc that had a excel doc on it and wouldn't open when you clicked on the excel doc from a Windows explorer or My docs folder. So I tried opening up MS Excel, and navigating to the floppy drive from there, and for some reason it opened up.

After I opened it from Excel, I could go into My Docs and open it by simply clicking on it.

The moral of the story: Try using a different method to open it. Try opening MS Works and from there selecting file -> open and navigationg to the loocation of the questionable file and opening it.

Let us know if that changes anything.

Edit: one other thing that is extrememly obvious, but that I completely over looked is to have your friend send you the doc again
 

CEH81

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MS Works won't open at all..

The rest of the li'l programs for Works do however, just not the Processor

It opens for a moment, shows up for a brief second on my task bar (at the bottom of the screen) then disappears.

When I open up my task mgr I get...

wkgdcach.exe and WkDstore.exe to show up, as if the program is running but it doesn't show up in my applications at all..
 

CEH81

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Huzzah I figured it out.

I'm getting good at the troubleshooting it seems.


Apparently it's due to the Alienguise program I have, that allows me to use one of the alienware themes that I have for my computer, I turned off the theme and I could open up the program.

I'll never understand computers.

I really won't.
 
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Thanks for updating me

Glad you got the problem solved (y) - you can mark it solved at the upper right of the screen in thread tools
 
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