Cannot launch MS Word because of possible interference by VB.Net

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Hello experts,

I have MS Word 2007 installed on my computer, then installed Visual Basic.Net 2005 afterwards. 

When I launch MS Word 2007, I receive the error message given in the attached image below:

Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition – ENU

The path 'Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition – ENU [Disk 1]' cannot be found. Verify that you have access to this location and try again, or try to find the installation package vbsetup.msi in a folder from which you can install the product Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition – ENU.

The feature that you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.

I want to solve this error. How can I do that? 

Currently, I'm doing a workaround.  Every time I run the application, I always have the installation DVD of 2005 on the DVD player.

But even so, I am very frustrated of making this attempt every single time after launching MS Word 2007. I want to prevent this error from occurring. I assume that some needed files for launching MS Word 2007 may have been deleted by VB.Net. 

When I click the "Cancel" option displayed on message box above a number of times, Word responses properly.

Please help me guys.

Thanks a lot.

Answered By 589630 points N/A #95181

Cannot launch MS Word because of possible interference by VB.Net


I think when you installed Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 it encountered a conflict in the installation files of Microsoft Word 2007. Supposedly, this should not happen. They work perfectly well together. But if this is the case now, try uninstalling both applications. That is, if you can still uninstall them. But if not, reinstall Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 then uninstall it afterwards. Do the same with Microsoft Office, since it’s better to remove the whole package than removing Microsoft Word only.

After removing them, check your computer for any possible errors it might have. Since this is unusual to happen in both applications. Use a disk utility application to check your system. If you don’t have one installed on your desktop, use Windows’ disk check tool.

  1. Right-click drive C then select Properties.
  2. Click Tools tab.
  3. Click Check Now.
  4. Check Automatically fix file system errors then hit Start.

For a much thorough diagnostics on your computer, use a disk utility application like Norton Utilities 15.0, Norton SystemWorks, or PC Tools Performance Toolkit, instead of using Windows disk check.

After checking your computer, install Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 first, followed by Microsoft Office 2007.

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