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HELP! Computers!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I can't open any Word docs in my computer. Is it just a coincidence that this has been the case since the last automatic Windows update via the internet?

    What should I do? Ideas/suggestions gratefully accepted.
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    What does the warning / error message say?
     
  3. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Just use the system restore to go back to a pre-update date.
     
  4. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    You might just have lost the file association. Can you open Word from start, All programs, Word?
     
  5. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    There's a good chance Windows (following the update) thinks you've got an illegal copy of MS Office. It happened to my little brothers gf.

    A call to MS might be necessary to validate your license. If Windows was actually right, you might be able to open your documents using another program like "Open Office" which is free to download.
     
  6. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Wot they all said. Search for the docs manually and re-open them. Otherwise I suggest you deploy the RBH.
     
  7. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Have you rebooted and tried again? ;)
     
  8. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Thanks for the replies. I'm away from home until Saturday when I might have to reactivate this thread.

    My MS Office is legal as it came with the computer, so I don't think that can be the problem.

    Chuffy, what do you mean by search for the docs manually?
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Reboot into dos and then type:

    C:> del *.*
     
  10. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    Sometimes Microsoft doesn't care. ;)
     
  11. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen

    Remove the hard drive and open it with a screwdriver. ;)
     
  12. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Reboot it in Linux and type:

    # rm -r *
     
  13. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Andy thinks Linux is a type of helicopter. ;)
     
  14. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
  15. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    "Computer says no"