Money 2006 will not open


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Zoe Muzak

I've been running Money 2006 on Windows 2000 for about a month or two. I
have had zero problems with this until earlier this week when I came home and
started to perform my evening routine.

I guess it started when I tried to sync with my hand held... I also opened
up Money to get ready to pay for some bills, and Money locked up on me. Then
my hand held told me it could not synchronize the money data. I found out
that my data drive was not being read.

I removed the drive and am working on getting that fixed, but in the
meantime I decided to recover my money file so I could continue to work with
it. I had a back up file from 3 days prior to the malfunction, so I tried to
open it, but when I clicked on Money, it got so far as the splash screen and
then closed again.

I've tried reinstalling it numerous times in different locations. I've
tried opening with a different user. I've also tried opening the Sample
file. Every time I try, it starts to open but then closes again.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I have numerous accounts
that I need to keep track of and my hand held can only do so much.
 
C

Cal Learner-- MVP

In microsoft.public.money, Zoe Muzak <Zoe
I've been running Money 2006 on Windows 2000 for about a month or two. I
have had zero problems with this until earlier this week when I came home and
started to perform my evening routine.

I guess it started when I tried to sync with my hand held... I also opened
up Money to get ready to pay for some bills, and Money locked up on me. Then
my hand held told me it could not synchronize the money data. I found out
that my data drive was not being read.

I removed the drive and am working on getting that fixed, but in the
meantime I decided to recover my money file so I could continue to work with
it. I had a back up file from 3 days prior to the malfunction, so I tried to
open it, but when I clicked on Money, it got so far as the splash screen and
then closed again.

I've tried reinstalling it numerous times in different locations. I've
tried opening with a different user. I've also tried opening the Sample
file. Every time I try, it starts to open but then closes again.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I have numerous accounts
that I need to keep track of and my hand held can only do so much.
Reboot the computer. Open Money by double-clicking the *backup* file
in Windows Explorer.

If the problem persists, consider reinstalling Money.
 
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Zoe Muzak

Cal Learner-- MVP said:
Reboot the computer. Open Money by double-clicking the *backup* file
in Windows Explorer.

If the problem persists, consider reinstalling Money.
I've rebooted my computer numerous times, and tried to open my backup file.
Even after that I have re-installed Money and the problem still persists.
 
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Mark

Is Money giving you an error message when it "closes"? If so what are the
"details" of the error?
Will the Sample.mny file (or a New file) open?

-Mark
 
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Zoe Muzak

There is no time for any error message. It starts to open, all I see is the
outline of the screen and the begining of the splash screen and then it
dissapears. The program is not even open for 5 seconds.
 
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Mark

Have you verified whether it is file specific by trying to open the
Sample.mny file?
-Mark
 
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Harcourt F. Mudd

If the problem persists, consider reinstalling Money.
Is Money giving you an error message when it "closes"?
Will the Sample.mny file (or a New file) open?
Have you verified whether it is file specific by trying
to open the Sample.mny file?


Hey guys - how about actually reading the guy's post before responding to
it? He already answered all those questions in the original post!

If you're not willing to do that, please don't waste people's time by
posting nonsensical "advice".
 
Z

Zoe Muzak

I've tried reinstalling it numerous times in different locations. I've
tried opening with a different user. I've also tried opening the Sample
file. Every time I try, it starts to open but then closes again.
 
Z

Zoe Muzak

Doesn't anyone have any advice? I've been racking my brain for the past week
wondering what would make a program refuse to open properly without giving an
error message. No other program I have is acting this way, I don't seem to
have any viruses, and I've reinstalled Money at least ten times! I've tried
everything I can think of, and I just don't know what else I can do to make
this work.
 
P

Paul Pedersen

Obviously Money doesn't do that for everyone. It sounds like corruption of
some system file, a dll maybe, or perhaps a problem in the registry.

One other thing to try first is to remove your data file to some place where
Money can't find it, before starting Money. It's possible that some
corruption in your data is causing the problem, even if you try to use the
sample file.

Run a disk check too. You never know what issues a hosed file system might
cause.

If none of that helps, I suggest running a registry repair tool. I've had
good luck with Ace Utilities, http://www.acelogix.com/. Uninstall Money
before running it, so that leftover Money registry entries get removed. Also
ensure that there are no Money files left on your disk after the uninstall.
Move your data file elsewhere for backup first, of course.

Other than that, you might try a repair installation of Windows. I don't
think it's Money's fault.
 
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Sounds like a good possibility of a Hardware beginning to Fault, Failing RAM, perhaps an underdusted CPU...
 

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