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Chapter 3. Finding Help at Every Turn > Detecting and Repairing Problems

Detecting and Repairing Problems

Sometimes your version of Office may just start acting squirrelly. Not long ago, after months and months of use, I found that I could not quit Outlook without an error occurring. Each time I tried to close the program, a dialog box would appear, telling me that the program was not responding and asking me whether I wanted to send an error report. What happened? Most likely, a file that Outlook regularly uses to quit the program was damaged in some way. The solution? Detect And Repair.

The Detect And Repair option is available in the Help menus of all the Office XP programs. In each case, you begin the process by opening the Help menu and selecting the command. The Detect And Repair dialog box then appears (as shown in Figure 3-10), giving you two basic choices:


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