Microsoft Office Forums

Go Back   Microsoft Office Forums > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-26-2021, 09:14 AM
groston groston is offline Excel not starting properly Windows 7 64bit Excel not starting properly Office 2010 32bit
Novice
Excel not starting properly
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4
groston is on a distinguished road
Question Excel not starting properly

I am a long time user of Excel 2010 and it has, until just a few days ago, always worked perfectly. However, starting a few days ago, if I double-click a .xlsx or .xlsm file, I get the error message: There was a problem sending the command to the program. However, if I open Excel, I can then drag the file into Excel without issue.




What the heck happened? More importantly, can you suggest that which I can do to fix this problem?


Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-26-2021, 09:49 AM
Purfleet Purfleet is online now Excel not starting properly Windows 10 Excel not starting properly Office 2019
Expert
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Essex
Posts: 335
Purfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to behold
Default

new version of windows or an update? I assume you are using windows 10?

are the exetensions linked to excel as the default app?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-26-2021, 09:57 AM
groston groston is offline Excel not starting properly Windows 7 64bit Excel not starting properly Office 2010 32bit
Novice
Excel not starting properly
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4
groston is on a distinguished road
Default

Windows 7.


The only directly relevant update that happened recently was this:

Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB3017810) 32-Bit Edition
Installation date: ‎2021-‎09-‎22 2:41 PM



There were also five updates for Microsoft Office on the same date. I would shudder to imagine that an official security update is the root cause of the problem...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-26-2021, 10:08 AM
Purfleet Purfleet is online now Excel not starting properly Windows 10 Excel not starting properly Office 2019
Expert
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Essex
Posts: 335
Purfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to beholdPurfleet is a splendid one to behold
Default

I am not saying its the problem but both Windows 7 and Excel 2010 are at end of life so i am suprised you are getting any updates at all.

Windows 7 support ended on January 14, 2020

Microsoft have released updates that have broken Windows.

Ideas
  • Check that Excel is the default app for .xlsx
  • Have you downloaded open office or any other office suite?
  • Use excel online (doesnt work for Macros)
  • Reinstall office/Wins 7/10

You might just have to open the workbook via Excel if you cant upgrade
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Excel not starting properly Starting Excel spreadsheet on Outlook start NMGMarques Outlook 2 06-09-2015 11:07 PM
Excel not starting properly How do you convert a csv file to appear properly in Excel 2013? DBlomgren Excel 3 05-22-2014 01:28 PM
Error when starting Word & Excel mango Word 0 08-15-2013 07:53 AM
Excel not starting properly Excel stops responding after starting macro Catalin.B Excel Programming 2 09-07-2012 04:05 AM
Is it possible to write down a number starting with zero in excel cell? Rahmat_uk20 Excel 3 06-08-2012 02:26 AM

Other Forums: Access Forums

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
MSOfficeForums.com is not affiliated with Microsoft