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Word Excel Outlook 2010 quit after 2 minutes

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I have an interesting problem with an installation of Office 2010. Word/Excel and Office all run for 2 minutes before quitting. Checking within each they show they are Activated with Microsoft and even when run in safe-mode the same happens. I've tried winword.exe /a and also get the same results. Could this be a licensing issue as I see Software protection service completes a licensing check when the programs are launched?
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Do a repair (Control Panel -> Program and Features -> Office 2010 -> Repair).

If that does not solve the problem, uninstall Office 2010 using Microsoft Fix It:

< http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971179 >

Restart, and then reinstall Office 2010.
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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whats the error you get?
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by:amlydiate
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I am trying a repair now and then a reinstall as plan B.

There are no error messages on screen or entered into the eventlog. They all just exit after exactly 2 minutes.
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by:amlydiate
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I have performed a repair without any luck. I then uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled, activated and still the same, programs quit after 2 minutes.
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by:aadih
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Look in the Event Manger and see all Office related messages (application in windows logs; and Microsoft Office alerts in Applications and services logs).  Anything that stands out?


[You my have to perform a manual uninstallation of Office, same link as Fix It)]
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Do you have multiple or Mixed versions of Office installed on this machine?

ie. Office 2010 and Office 2013

Office 2003 and Office 2010?

Or even Outlook 2010 with Office 2010 Home and Student?

If you do you will need to uninstall one or the other and only have 1 instance of office on it
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by:amlydiate
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Thanks for your comment, have carried out a complete uninstall of all Office Products, you're right there were multiple copies including Home and Business 2010 and an entry called Office 2010. All removed, PC rebooted and the single Office 2010 Home and Business installed and error still occurs unfortunately
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Can you restore your computer to an earlier point before the problem started occurring?
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Thanks both for your help, have split the points between you but found out after the user came clean that he had installed some third party modified print drivers which were causing the problem in the end.
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