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word problem

by mbenefield43 / September 6, 2010 3:54 AM PDT

I am illiterate when it comes to computers. I need help when trying to bring up a word document or open
task launcher a window comes up says preparing to install and just stays there I have had this computer for years always worked before what happened this windows installer just came form no where

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Checked For Malware Yet?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 6, 2010 4:40 AM PDT
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By the way, it would sure help if we knew more about your computer, such as: the operating system, make and model, laptop or desktop, version of Microsoft Word you're using, plus anything else you thing might help to solve the issue.

In the meantime, if you haven't checked for malware on the computer, then please download, install, udpate, then run a full system scan with both of the free removal tools below. Delete anything they find.

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by mbenefield43 / September 6, 2010 5:08 AM PDT
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It is microsoft windows xp home edition 2002 it is a dell dimension 4600 there is all kinds of word programs in my programs list word 2002 launcher 2004
launcher2001 i dont know where all this came from and yes all spyware has been romoved and system scan has been done no help there

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So You've Run Malwarebytes Recently On This Machine?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 6, 2010 8:40 AM PDT
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Yes, or no? If not, then please do so.. It finds a lot of malware that other tools don't find.

Here's the problem.. Task Launcher 2004 is a Microsoft WORKS program (Probably MS Works Suite 2004), while Microsoft Word comes in a couple different forms.. One, as part of the WORKS SUITE and the other as part of Microsoft Office 2002. (It can also be installed as a standalone product but most folks don't do that unless necessary.) So, which do you have? And if it's part of WORKS, do you have the reinstall CD which would allow you to uninstall the WORKS program, then reinstall it again? That should take care of the problem if no malware is on the machine and the WORKS program has become corrupted.

Hope this helps.


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