I have a system running Windows 7 64bit, with Office Student & Business 2010. The computer lost power twice (not sure how). Windows is running fine, along with other 3rd party software, but Office no longer functions.
chkdsk /F C: -> Clean
sfc /scannow -> No issues
SMART status -> Good
When any of the Office shortcuts (Word, Excel, Outlook) are clicked, an install window appears for about 3-5 minutes, and then disappears.
I am able to launch the programs directly from the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14 directory. However, within a few minutes the install window appears, closes the program, and sits there for about 3-5 minutes before it disappears.
I tried to Repair / Uninstall Office through Programs and Features but that failed. When I tried to uninstall the program, nothing happened. No window appeared, no progress bar, nothing. When I tried to uninstall again, I was told that I had to wait until the current program completed.
My next step was to re-install the program. Office unpacked itself, sat for about 5 minutes, and then finally failed. I tried renaming the directories (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office, & C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE14), but it had no affect.
Checking the Event Viewer lead me to the SetupExe.log files. I attached two, one when trying to uninstall Office, and one when trying to install Office. Both mention Warning and errors, but I haven't had much luck via Google searches.
Any help with this hair-pulling PITA is appreciated :)