An XP computer with Service Pack 3 has suddenly stopped applications using a File Open Dialog box.
When an application such as Excel 2010 goes File/Open, there is a pause for a few seconds, then the application exits.
This behaviour applies to -
Excel 97, Word 97, Powerpoint 97 and Access 97
Excel 2010, Word 2010
Adobe Reader XI
I have set up a new Administrator Account and logged in under that profile. This is on the suggestion in another post here that the first User Profile might be corrupt. Excel exits after a pause when File/Open is selected on the new profile too.
Opening the file(s) by double clicking from Windows Explorer works fine. A simple Save works. 'Save As' generates an error after a little pause.
Any suggestions gratefully received.