Money 2006 will not open

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money' started by Zoe Muzak, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Zoe Muzak

    Zoe Muzak Guest

    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.
     
    Zoe Muzak, Mar 22, 2007
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  2. In microsoft.public.money, Zoe Muzak <Zoe
    Reboot the computer. Open Money by double-clicking the *backup* file
    in Windows Explorer.

    If the problem persists, consider reinstalling Money.
     
    Cal Learner-- MVP, Mar 22, 2007
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  3. Zoe Muzak

    Zoe Muzak Guest

    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.
     
    Zoe Muzak, Mar 22, 2007
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  4. Zoe Muzak

    Mark Guest

    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
     
    Mark, Mar 22, 2007
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  5. Zoe Muzak

    Zoe Muzak Guest

    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.
     
    Zoe Muzak, Mar 22, 2007
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  6. Zoe Muzak

    Mark Guest

    Have you verified whether it is file specific by trying to open the
    Sample.mny file?
    -Mark
     
    Mark, Mar 22, 2007
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  7. 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".
     
    Harcourt F. Mudd, Mar 22, 2007
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  8. Zoe Muzak

    Zoe Muzak Guest

    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.
     
    Zoe Muzak, Mar 22, 2007
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  9. Zoe Muzak

    Zoe Muzak Guest

    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.
     
    Zoe Muzak, Mar 28, 2007
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  10. 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.
     
    Paul Pedersen, Mar 28, 2007
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    jimmyD

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    Sounds like a good possibility of a Hardware beginning to Fault, Failing RAM, perhaps an underdusted CPU...
     
    jimmyD, Nov 27, 2012
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