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Not long ago, I upgraded to office pro and installed word from that cd.  I was unhappy so I tried to uninstall it via the control panel add/delete programs.  It caused my system to crash.  Ultimately I was able to get the system back running but each time I boot up, a window comes on asking me with what program I would like to open MSO97.acl.  I reinstalled wfw97 and am happy with the old version.  How and where do I delete the command which asks to open that file and how do I stop being asked "with which program I would like to open this file?" Thank you
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Ellit: The file startup your referring to involves Microsoft Access, a module/program installed as part of office 97. The following explains what happens when files are installed as well as how to remove them.
When you run the Microsoft Access Setup program in Maintenance mode, and you click the Remove All button, some Microsoft Access files are not removed from your computer.
This occurs because Setup does not remove any files that may be used by other applications.
There are files and folders Microsoft Access 97 leaves on your hard drive after you remove the Office 97 program from your computer.
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In order to completely remove Microsoft Access 97 from your computer, manually remove the files and folders listed below. Before you begin, consider the following:
If you remove any files that are used by other applications, those
applications may not work correctly. In your case this shouldn't matter. Depending on the type of installation you performed when you ran Setup for Microsoft Office or  Access 97 (Typical, Custom, Run from CD-ROM), some of the files listed may not be on your hard drive. Depending on your operating system, some of the files may be installed in your  \Windows\System folder.
You may also need to remove the files DAO3032.DLL and DAO350.DLL from the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO folder.
1. Open My Computer or start Windows Explorer.
2. On the View menu, click Options.
3. Click the View tab.
4. Click Show All Files, and click to clear the "Hide MS-DOS file
extensions for file types that are registered" check box. Click OK. If you want to see a list of the Windows registry keys created by Microsoft Office/ Access 97, execute the following command line, where <Drive> is the drive letter of your CD-ROM or diskette drive:
                           <Drive>:Setup /g c:\log.txt

This command creates a log file in your root folder that contains the names of all the files installed and the registry keys created by your Microsoft Access 97 portion of the installation.
Editing the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems
that may require you to reinstall Windows 95. Edit the registry at your own risk.
Following is a list of files and folders installed by Microsoft Access 97 that remain on your computer when you run Setup and click Remove All.
Folders:
 
  C:\WINDOWS\ODBC
  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office
  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
  C:\WINDOWS\ODBC\Data Sources
 
Files in the Windows Folder:

MSO97.DLL        ODBC.INI         ODBCINST.INI     MS097.ACL

Files in the Windows\System Folder
 
12520437.CPX     12520850.CPX     ACCWIZ.DLL        COMCAT.DLL       COMMTB32.DLL     CONVDSN.EXE      DBNMPNTW.DLL     DOCOBJ.DLL   DRVSSRVR.HLP     DS16GT.DLL       DS32GT.DLL       HLINK.DLL
HLINKPRX.DLL     INETCPL.CPL      JETDEF35.HLP     JETERR35.CNT   JETERR35.HLP     JETSQL35.CNT     JETSQL35.HLP     MFCANS32.DLL   MISC2.SRG        MSCAL.CNT        MSCAL.DEP        MSCAL.HLP
MSCAL.OCX        MSCPXL32.DLL     MSEXCL35.DLL     MSJET35.DLL      MSJINT35.DLL     MSJTER35.DLL     MSOTHUNK.DLL     MSRD2X35.DLL   MSREPL35.DLL     MSSTKPRP.DLL     MSTEXT35.DLL     MSVCRT40.DLL
MSXBSE35.DLL     ODBC16GT.DLL     ODBC32.DLL       ODBC32GT.DLL     ODBCAD32.EXE     ODBCCP32.CPL     ODBCCP32.DLL     ODBCCR32.DLL      ODBCINST.CNT     ODBCINST.HLP     ODBCINT.DLL         ODBCJET.CNT
ODBCJET.HLP      ODBCJI32.DLL     ODBCJT32.DLL     ODBCJTNW.CNT  ODBCJTNW.HLP     ODBCTL32.DLL     ODBCTRAC.DLL     ODDBSE32.DLL     ODEXL32.DLL      ODFOX32.DLL      ODTEXT32.DLL     OLEAUT32.DLL*
OLEPRO32.DLL     REGWIZ.EXE*      RICHED20.DLL     SQLSRV32.DLL     STDOLE2.TLB      SYSTEM.MDW**     URLMON.DLL       VBAJET32.DLL      VBAR332.DLL      VEN2232.OLB      WININET.DLL

 Files in the Windows\Fonts Folder:
  hatten.ttf       tahoma.ttf       tahomabd.ttf
 
 Additional Files Not Removed

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\MSCREATE.DIR
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\CUSTOM.DIC
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSCREATE.DIR
C:\WINDOWS\ODBC\MSCREATE.DIR

If the Dataacc.exe was run from the Data Access folder in the ValuPack during installation,  the following files are not removed by the Remove All option of Microsoft  Access setup:
 
   \Windows\System\msexch35.dll
   \Windows\System\mspdox35.dll
   \Windows\System\odpdx32.dll
 
 Additionally, if Webpost.exe was run from the Webpost folder in the ValuPack (Web Publishing Wizard), the following file is not removed by the Remove All option of Microsoft Access Setup:
 
         \Windows\System\Webpost.dll
 
 Note: these files replaced older versions, and System.mdw stores security information for your database. If you delete
this file you may lose any security that has been setup for your
database. Deleting this file may also make your database inaccessible.

Click start, run type in sysedit. Review you *.ini files for any load run statements referring to MS097.

You may also want to review article Q158658 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Elliot. This should help you completely remove the files.
Best regards,
Dennis
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Thank you for a very prompt and succinct response.  You have a convertee to the experts-exchange web site.  Thanks again, elliot
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Thank you for a very prompt and succinct response.  You have a convertee to the experts-exchange web site.  Thanks again, elliot
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