GDIPLUS.DLL Error prevents repair of Microsoft Office applications
Posted on 2009-04-23
Some of my Microsoft Office XP SP3 applications (Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, OneNote) refuse to start, giving a 'Not enough memory error'. They will not start in Safe Mode either (although if I restart Windows in Safe Mode, I can run them normally). When I accept the option to Repair and insert the appropriate Office CD, the repair installation proceeds for a few seconds and then halts with an Error 1326. Error Getting File security. C:\Progam Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\GDIPLUS.DLL GetLastError: 5
The same occurs separately with the main Office XP Professional installation CD and for the separate OneNote CD.
Meanwhile, Word, Outlook and Access appear to be unaffected and all other applications are working normally.
I am reluctant to remove and reinstall Office completely in case the same happens when I try to reinstall it.
Any suggestions would be hugely welcomed.