Excel 2000 will not close after Visual Studio 2012 install

Posted on 2012-09-21
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Last Modified: 2013-03-21
After installing Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Excel 2000 files will open but will not close from the menu or 'X'. I tried to uninstall office and reinstall but it is happening again!

Any way to fix it?

Question by:machine_run
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ID: 38422778
If I close Excel as soon as I open a file through the File-Exit menu I get this error:

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      APPCRASH
  Application Name:      EXCEL.EXE
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:      38b691e8
  Fault Module Name:      TFSOfficeAdd-in.dll
  Fault Module Version:      11.0.50727.1
  Fault Module Timestamp:      5011ecfe
  Exception Code:      c0000005
  Exception Offset:      0001e042
  OS Version:      6.1.7600.
  Locale ID:      1033
  Additional Information 1:      9816
  Additional Information 2:      981626252e0734cfbb061d9ef2627bd4
  Additional Information 3:      1afb
  Additional Information 4:      1afb218b9aa8e45affd2a8c3249a6431

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machine_run earned 0 total points
ID: 38434688
Uninstalled Visual Studio 2012. Fixed.

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by:Alan Varga
ID: 39007895
I experienced the same problem with Excel 2002 after installing Visual Studio 2012 and all service packs.  Uninstalling did not fix the problem.

However, I searched for "tfs office add-in.dll 2012" and found an MSDN blog called "VS 2010 and TFS with Office 2003" at this link:
VS 2010 and TFS with Office 2003

By searching in Windows Explorer I found two copies of TFSOfficeAdd-in.dll, both with the same revision number (11.0.51106.1), but with different dates and sizes.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Team Foundation Server\11.0\amd64
11/05/2012 at 21:26, 707 KB

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Team Foundation Server\11.0\x86
11/06/2012 at 00:20, 664 KB

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The blog suggested unregistering the add-in DLL for VS 2010 and re-registering an earlier, existing one for VS 2008.  I was unable to unregister the amd64 copy ("The module was loaded but the call to DllUnregisterServer failed"), but I was able to unregister the x86 copy.

Excel functionality was immediately restored.

Hope this helps someone else!

Expert Comment

by:Alan Varga
ID: 39007923
Oops!  I forgot to credit the original link to the blog:
The Case Of The Missing TFS Office Add-In

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