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Contents of Of97spec.ini display loading Office 97

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When attempting to load any Office 97 application, a Notepad window displays the contents of the Of97spec.ini. When I close the window, the loading process terminates. How can I correct this problem?
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by:JeroenH
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Search your Registry for of97spec.ini, and return the path(s) in which you find it in a comment
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Regarding comment from JeroenH, no references to of97spec.ini are present in the Registry.
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jjduncan...

Did you perform a Run From Network Server installation of Microsoft Office 97 for Windows (with the shared components installed on the network server)?

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by:jjduncan
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magigraf

No, this is a stand-alone installation.  Thanks for your thought.

jjduncan

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JJDuncan: The file, of97spec.ini, is one of several that are installed when Office 97 and Office Pro 97 are loaded when you perform a Run From Network Server installation of Microsoft Office 97 for Windows 95. Although you have stated that yours is a stand-alone installation, this occurs frequently through inadvertance. Unfortunately, there's only one cure for it though, and that is to uninstall Office 95 and all of it's components and then reinstall it. Then add the Service Release after it is up and running. You can see more of this information by visiting the Microsoft Knowledge Base and requesting article Q162758.
If you need more, let me know!
Dennis

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Dennis...

It looks like we have been looking at the same document in MS base, (you just repeated my sentence) this is why I asked about that Network run. BUT, I just happen to install OFFICE PRO 97 on a client machine (Stand Alone) and that file is under Microsoft Office folder.

It's first line state clearly what it is:
[SMS Inventory Identification - USER NOTE - NEVER DELETE OR CHANGE THIS FILE IN ANY WAY]

Then version numbers and few other lines.

By the way, that stand alone instalation is working fine with that file without any errors.

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True in a sense Mag, except that there's two main problems with the Office 97 and Office Pro 97 packages in the way the handlers and run once programs operate. There's very little, if any, error checking and unlike some of Microsoft's other programs, the registry checker doesn't run completely. This is what precipitated the release of SR1. Unfortunately, there's only one way to correct it.
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by:jjduncan
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I ran into an error uninstalling Office 97, so now I have 2 copies of Office 97!
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by:dew_associates
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What do you mean two copies. You have to icon or two full installs including directories?
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Solved the problem - Thanks!
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Okay JJ, well done!  Couldn't have done it without you!
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