sharepoint open documents could not be check out

can't check out documentswhen i login to our sharepoint site i can not check out documents for editing.  No permissions have changed that we are aware of.

is there a registry setting to check, a command to run? i have restarted, i have checked for open files on the server and so on. everyone else can open the files just fine but something about my computer doesn't like it.  

thanks!
bbimisAsked:
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Sushanta SahuPrincipal Specialist, Information ManagementCommented:
There may be multiple reason for this. I'll order then in terms of how likely they can occur order:

1- The document is currently being edited/checked out to someone else.
2- Microsoft Office applies a 10 minutes lock to any document if someone else have opened the document in their client application like MS Word or MS Excel.
3- Sometime there are known issues with Office and SharePoint integration.

If you can tell us which version of SharePoint and MS Office you use, we can suggest further.

Meanehile, try opening the file from your application rather than cliicking on the file. To do that you copy the link of file and open MS Word/Excel. Then go to open menu and paste the link of the document and see if you can open the document or not.
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martushaProduct managerCommented:
According to this error, this document is checked out by by another user.
You could check the locked document in Document Library settings -> Manage files which have no checked in version (the link under  Permissions and Management section).

Hope this helps.
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bbimisAuthor Commented:
having developer look into it.
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