I'm trying to fix a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, from a friend.
Microsoft Office and Windows Live Messenger are no longer working, whenever any of those programs are launched (excel, powerpoint, word, etc), i'm getting an error that reads
EXCEL.EXE The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000006)
I've tried searching for solutions, but i couldn't even find a specific reason/cause for this error, let alone a fix.
From some pages, i got the impression that this is related to .NET Framework related problems, and it makes sense since office and windows live messenger are not really related to each other, but they might both depend on having the .NET framework installed correctly.
Has anyone fixed/faced this problem before? Does anyone know a way to fix it, or could point me to some links that might give me an idea on how to fix this without reinstalling?
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks