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PowerPoint won't start

See Cannot start an Office Program After You Install Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows 2000

If you use PowerPoint 2002 (XP) or PowerPoint 2003, see How to start Office in Safe Mode

If starting PowerPoint in Safe Mode doesn't help, try starting Windows in Safe Mode:

A PowerPoint newsgroup visitor reported that after installing Office 2003 and downloading all the patches on the MS site, PowerPoint wouldn't start, though the other Office apps would. After starting Windows in Safe Mode, PowerPoint started, and continued to work after rebooting the computer normally.

Here are the steps to follow:

Note: if at bootup you don't see a prompt to press F8 for safe mode and Windows starts up normally, start over but this time press F8 as soon as the computer has made its startup beeps and hold it down until you see the startup menu. If you still don't see it, check your computer documentation, manufacturer's web site, your system administrator or the neighbor's 13-year-old son.

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Last update 07 June, 2011