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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Barry, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Barry

    Barry
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    I am having difficulty finding or getting answers to this problem. I have
    posted on other groups but get no replies. At this point I am nearly at wits
    end. Will someone please tell me if anything can be done about this problem.

    I have been using AccessXP and the rest of Office 2003. After updating to
    Access 2003 when starting Access I receive a message, "Please wait while
    Windows configures Microsoft Office 2003". I have read that this may have
    something to do with the MRU list or SP2 for office. However, I have created
    a new shortcut and still receive the message. This does not happen with any
    of the other office applications. Is there a registry key that can be
    changed? I have tried to read all I can on the subject but, at this point
    none of the articles seem to have helped. Please let me know if anyone has a
    solution.

    Thanks,
    Barry Elson
     
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  3. Wayne Morgan

    Wayne Morgan
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    This is mostly trial and error. I would recommend uninstalling all of Office
    2003, including Access 2003, then reinstalling them. You should be able to
    reinstall Access 2003 without reinstalling Access XP. If the install disk is
    an upgrade disk, it will ask for Access XP, but you should be able to just
    show it the Access XP CD then continue the install.

    --

    Wayne Morgan
    MS Access MVP
    "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F86077EA-AD7B-4874-B722-6D14FF1D46B8@microsoft.com...
    >I am having difficulty finding or getting answers to this problem. I have
    > posted on other groups but get no replies. At this point I am nearly at
    > wits
    > end. Will someone please tell me if anything can be done about this
    > problem.
    >
    > I have been using AccessXP and the rest of Office 2003. After updating to
    > Access 2003 when starting Access I receive a message, "Please wait while
    > Windows configures Microsoft Office 2003". I have read that this may have
    > something to do with the MRU list or SP2 for office. However, I have
    > created
    > a new shortcut and still receive the message. This does not happen with
    > any
    > of the other office applications. Is there a registry key that can be
    > changed? I have tried to read all I can on the subject but, at this point
    > none of the articles seem to have helped. Please let me know if anyone
    > has a
    > solution.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Barry Elson
    >
     
  4. Adept

    Adept
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    I have had the same problem, but it seems to be associated
    with the net.

    That is, it usually occurs while surfing. I suspect the web site
    is requesting some new feature that hasn't been installed as
    part of the default installation.

    In these cases I've been leery of inserting the disks since I
    am not sure that I want a feature that the web site wants, but
    I haven't installed (i.e., viruses, spam, spyware, etc. -- think
    I'm paranoid? You don't know the half of it ! )
     
  5. Barry

    Barry
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    Wayne:
    Thanks, I have tried to uninstall and reinstall several time now. I am
    afraid that a registry entry is neglected in the process. My version is a
    full version of Office 2003. This is enough to make one more than a little
    whacky!
    Barry

    "Wayne Morgan" wrote:

    > This is mostly trial and error. I would recommend uninstalling all of Office
    > 2003, including Access 2003, then reinstalling them. You should be able to
    > reinstall Access 2003 without reinstalling Access XP. If the install disk is
    > an upgrade disk, it will ask for Access XP, but you should be able to just
    > show it the Access XP CD then continue the install.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Wayne Morgan
    > MS Access MVP
    > "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F86077EA-AD7B-4874-B722-6D14FF1D46B8@microsoft.com...
    > >I am having difficulty finding or getting answers to this problem. I have
    > > posted on other groups but get no replies. At this point I am nearly at
    > > wits
    > > end. Will someone please tell me if anything can be done about this
    > > problem.
    > >
    > > I have been using AccessXP and the rest of Office 2003. After updating to
    > > Access 2003 when starting Access I receive a message, "Please wait while
    > > Windows configures Microsoft Office 2003". I have read that this may have
    > > something to do with the MRU list or SP2 for office. However, I have
    > > created
    > > a new shortcut and still receive the message. This does not happen with
    > > any
    > > of the other office applications. Is there a registry key that can be
    > > changed? I have tried to read all I can on the subject but, at this point
    > > none of the articles seem to have helped. Please let me know if anyone
    > > has a
    > > solution.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Barry Elson
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Wayne Morgan

    Wayne Morgan
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    Is it the DAO portion it is trying to configure? If so, look in your
    Add/Remove programs for a DAO entry. If it is there, uninstall it. It was
    probably put there by the Multimedia Center setup from ATI. You have to
    install it to properly install the MMC, the package that has the DAO has
    other items you need also. But with Office and Access installed, I've been
    able to remove it after I was done with the ATI setup. The Add/Remove
    programs entry only removes the DAO part, not the other items that are
    installed with it.

    --
    Wayne Morgan
    MS Access MVP


    "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F912A91B-E159-4556-A387-A0D32A1B49D2@microsoft.com...
    > Wayne:
    > Thanks, I have tried to uninstall and reinstall several time now. I am
    > afraid that a registry entry is neglected in the process. My version is a
    > full version of Office 2003. This is enough to make one more than a
    > little
    > whacky!
    > Barry
    >
    > "Wayne Morgan" wrote:
    >
    >> This is mostly trial and error. I would recommend uninstalling all of
    >> Office
    >> 2003, including Access 2003, then reinstalling them. You should be able
    >> to
    >> reinstall Access 2003 without reinstalling Access XP. If the install disk
    >> is
    >> an upgrade disk, it will ask for Access XP, but you should be able to
    >> just
    >> show it the Access XP CD then continue the install.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Wayne Morgan
    >> MS Access MVP
    >> "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:F86077EA-AD7B-4874-B722-6D14FF1D46B8@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am having difficulty finding or getting answers to this problem. I
    >> >have
    >> > posted on other groups but get no replies. At this point I am nearly
    >> > at
    >> > wits
    >> > end. Will someone please tell me if anything can be done about this
    >> > problem.
    >> >
    >> > I have been using AccessXP and the rest of Office 2003. After updating
    >> > to
    >> > Access 2003 when starting Access I receive a message, "Please wait
    >> > while
    >> > Windows configures Microsoft Office 2003". I have read that this may
    >> > have
    >> > something to do with the MRU list or SP2 for office. However, I have
    >> > created
    >> > a new shortcut and still receive the message. This does not happen
    >> > with
    >> > any
    >> > of the other office applications. Is there a registry key that can be
    >> > changed? I have tried to read all I can on the subject but, at this
    >> > point
    >> > none of the articles seem to have helped. Please let me know if anyone
    >> > has a
    >> > solution.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > Barry Elson
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  7. Barry

    Barry
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    Thanks again for the reply. The message is just as I said in my original
    message. It is devoid of any particular module being updated and is very
    generic in it's appearance. I don't have an ATi video card or any portions
    thereof from any other installations that I can find in Add/Remove Software.
    Again, launching Access by any means I can find starts the installation
    process. As I have mentioned, the articles I have read to this point, point
    a finger at the MRU list.
    Thanks again,
    Barry

    "Wayne Morgan" wrote:

    > Is it the DAO portion it is trying to configure? If so, look in your
    > Add/Remove programs for a DAO entry. If it is there, uninstall it. It was
    > probably put there by the Multimedia Center setup from ATI. You have to
    > install it to properly install the MMC, the package that has the DAO has
    > other items you need also. But with Office and Access installed, I've been
    > able to remove it after I was done with the ATI setup. The Add/Remove
    > programs entry only removes the DAO part, not the other items that are
    > installed with it.
    >
    > --
    > Wayne Morgan
    > MS Access MVP
    >
    >
    > "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F912A91B-E159-4556-A387-A0D32A1B49D2@microsoft.com...
    > > Wayne:
    > > Thanks, I have tried to uninstall and reinstall several time now. I am
    > > afraid that a registry entry is neglected in the process. My version is a
    > > full version of Office 2003. This is enough to make one more than a
    > > little
    > > whacky!
    > > Barry
    > >
    > > "Wayne Morgan" wrote:
    > >
    > >> This is mostly trial and error. I would recommend uninstalling all of
    > >> Office
    > >> 2003, including Access 2003, then reinstalling them. You should be able
    > >> to
    > >> reinstall Access 2003 without reinstalling Access XP. If the install disk
    > >> is
    > >> an upgrade disk, it will ask for Access XP, but you should be able to
    > >> just
    > >> show it the Access XP CD then continue the install.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> Wayne Morgan
    > >> MS Access MVP
    > >> "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:F86077EA-AD7B-4874-B722-6D14FF1D46B8@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I am having difficulty finding or getting answers to this problem. I
    > >> >have
    > >> > posted on other groups but get no replies. At this point I am nearly
    > >> > at
    > >> > wits
    > >> > end. Will someone please tell me if anything can be done about this
    > >> > problem.
    > >> >
    > >> > I have been using AccessXP and the rest of Office 2003. After updating
    > >> > to
    > >> > Access 2003 when starting Access I receive a message, "Please wait
    > >> > while
    > >> > Windows configures Microsoft Office 2003". I have read that this may
    > >> > have
    > >> > something to do with the MRU list or SP2 for office. However, I have
    > >> > created
    > >> > a new shortcut and still receive the message. This does not happen
    > >> > with
    > >> > any
    > >> > of the other office applications. Is there a registry key that can be
    > >> > changed? I have tried to read all I can on the subject but, at this
    > >> > point
    > >> > none of the articles seem to have helped. Please let me know if anyone
    > >> > has a
    > >> > solution.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks,
    > >> > Barry Elson
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
     
  8. Wayne Morgan

    Wayne Morgan
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    See if running this will help.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/en-us

    You will need to reinstall Office after you run this. Also, Ad-Aware will
    offer to clean up MRU lists when you run it.

    --
    Wayne Morgan
    MS Access MVP


    "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:572A264B-4173-4DEB-B4C6-2EB2B5D602ED@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks again for the reply. The message is just as I said in my original
    > message. It is devoid of any particular module being updated and is very
    > generic in it's appearance. I don't have an ATi video card or any
    > portions
    > thereof from any other installations that I can find in Add/Remove
    > Software.
    > Again, launching Access by any means I can find starts the installation
    > process. As I have mentioned, the articles I have read to this point,
    > point
    > a finger at the MRU list.
    > Thanks again,
    > Barry
    >
    > "Wayne Morgan" wrote:
    >
    >> Is it the DAO portion it is trying to configure? If so, look in your
    >> Add/Remove programs for a DAO entry. If it is there, uninstall it. It was
    >> probably put there by the Multimedia Center setup from ATI. You have to
    >> install it to properly install the MMC, the package that has the DAO has
    >> other items you need also. But with Office and Access installed, I've
    >> been
    >> able to remove it after I was done with the ATI setup. The Add/Remove
    >> programs entry only removes the DAO part, not the other items that are
    >> installed with it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Wayne Morgan
    >> MS Access MVP
    >>
    >>
    >> "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:F912A91B-E159-4556-A387-A0D32A1B49D2@microsoft.com...
    >> > Wayne:
    >> > Thanks, I have tried to uninstall and reinstall several time now. I am
    >> > afraid that a registry entry is neglected in the process. My version
    >> > is a
    >> > full version of Office 2003. This is enough to make one more than a
    >> > little
    >> > whacky!
    >> > Barry
    >> >
    >> > "Wayne Morgan" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> This is mostly trial and error. I would recommend uninstalling all of
    >> >> Office
    >> >> 2003, including Access 2003, then reinstalling them. You should be
    >> >> able
    >> >> to
    >> >> reinstall Access 2003 without reinstalling Access XP. If the install
    >> >> disk
    >> >> is
    >> >> an upgrade disk, it will ask for Access XP, but you should be able to
    >> >> just
    >> >> show it the Access XP CD then continue the install.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >>
    >> >> Wayne Morgan
    >> >> MS Access MVP
    >> >> "Barry" <Barry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:F86077EA-AD7B-4874-B722-6D14FF1D46B8@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I am having difficulty finding or getting answers to this problem. I
    >> >> >have
    >> >> > posted on other groups but get no replies. At this point I am
    >> >> > nearly
    >> >> > at
    >> >> > wits
    >> >> > end. Will someone please tell me if anything can be done about this
    >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I have been using AccessXP and the rest of Office 2003. After
    >> >> > updating
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > Access 2003 when starting Access I receive a message, "Please wait
    >> >> > while
    >> >> > Windows configures Microsoft Office 2003". I have read that this
    >> >> > may
    >> >> > have
    >> >> > something to do with the MRU list or SP2 for office. However, I
    >> >> > have
    >> >> > created
    >> >> > a new shortcut and still receive the message. This does not happen
    >> >> > with
    >> >> > any
    >> >> > of the other office applications. Is there a registry key that can
    >> >> > be
    >> >> > changed? I have tried to read all I can on the subject but, at this
    >> >> > point
    >> >> > none of the articles seem to have helped. Please let me know if
    >> >> > anyone
    >> >> > has a
    >> >> > solution.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks,
    >> >> > Barry Elson
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>
     

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