SharePoint site dead

I am working on an intranet with ShaerPoint 2007/MOSS. I have my main site and created a site under it called Accounting. Under Accounting I created a Custom List in Datasheet view to see if I could import a form we have based on a XLS spreadsheet. Something went horribly wrong and now my entire Accounting site seems to try to go straight to the xls form, which it cannot find so Accounting is dead, instead of going to 'accounting/default.aspx.

The SP site is on a VHD under Hyper-V and I have been doing snapshots but the one from several days ago does not fix the issue. I know I can delete the accounting site and recreate it but would rather not.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
LarryDAHAsked:
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janicet123Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I have experienced this before. Before you recreate the site, open the site up with Sharepoint designer and make a copy the default.aspx page. Reset that new page to the site definition and then rename it to default.aspx. Browse to your site and see if that works. It is possible that the default.aspx was overwritten with the Excel file. We have that happen quite a bit. :-)
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David LoInformation Technology ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried to go to /<sitename>/_layouts/settings.aspx and then drill down to the Site Administration | Site libraries and lists.  Click on Customize "<Your Custom LIst>."  Then delete either the Datasheet view or the list.
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LarryDAHAuthor Commented:
I have gotten to there but do not see the folder called 'Online Forms' that I created. I have 'Customize Announcements / Calendar /Links / Share Documents / Tasks/ Team Discussion.  I thought it might be under Shared Documents but I do not see it there either.
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David LoInformation Technology ConsultantCommented:
In the Settings area, you are interacting with the Lists or Libraries and not the sub folders or the content.  You can try to delete your customized Datasheet view if it shows up in the Views section or remove the entire list or library.
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LarryDAHAuthor Commented:
The datesheet does not seem to show up anywhere and every time I go to the homepage for Accounting it seems to redirect to the datasheet page then I get a 404 cause that page is not available. Unless someone else has an idea I may have to delete Accounting altogether and recreate it.

Why is it that snapshot did not help. I assumed it is like restore and would put everything back the way it was when the snapshot was taken.
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David LoInformation Technology ConsultantCommented:
I am not sure why your snapshot didn't work.  I am assuming your farm is one server in a VM.

Have you tried to going to "/default.aspx?ControlMode=Edit&DisplayMode=Design"?  You might be able to edit your homepage to stop the redirect.
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MsShadowCommented:
go to http://<yoursite>/_layouts/settings.aspx and select : reset to default site definition
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LarryDAHAuthor Commented:
I was able to open the page with Designer and delete the webpart that was the problem. Thanks.
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