Excel error "unable to read file" on startup

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Crashes' started by Guest, Jun 6, 2007.

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    Guest Guest

    For some time now I have been getting the error "unable to read file" as soon
    as I start up Excel. The error appears twice before Excel opens normally.

    I am starting up Excel by opening it directly from the Programs menu, and
    not by selecting a particular spreadsheet to open, which automatically
    creates the default spreadsheet "Book1". If I select a spreadsheet to open
    Excel with, I do not get this error.

    I looked everywhere online for a fix, installed service packs, ran Excel
    utilities, etc. etc. etc. but nothing worked until I found a file in my
    XLSTART folder called "prf23F1.tmp". As soon as I deleted this file, Excel
    started with no errors. I thought I would pass this on in case anyone else
    has a similar problem.
    Guest, Jun 6, 2007
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