What does the error “Run Configuration Failure” mean?

David Weglarz March 7, 2012
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My Lenovo laptop brand new, just started giving me a problem whenever I need to open a powerpoint presentation for college. It says “Run Configuration Failure.”

I have tried to uninstall it, but it won’t allow me. There are others with this same problem, and nobody has been able to fix it yet. Oh, and by the way, I am not a tech guy, so please nothing too technical.

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  1. i see u
    March 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    office did not install correctly. when installing office all recommended programs must be installed in order for each to work correctly, leaving one will cause this kind of errors. reinstall office.

  2. FIDELIS
    March 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Hello, have you tried uninstalling the program and deleting the virtual drive in safemode?  Try the following:

    If you have and it did not work, try the following:

     http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/update-repair-or-uninstall-office-click-to-run-HA010382089.aspx

  3. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Ok, I a few questions, Are you running Office 2010 or Office 2007? If you have both, will one start and not the other?
    Also what are the drives you have listed under My Computer (or just Computer)? Are there any you don't recognize? Also is there a Click-2-Run program listed under Programs and Features in the Control Panel?

  4. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Try to repair Office
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924611

    Microsoft fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822005#LetMeFixItMyselfAlways

    Update, repair, or uninstall Office Click-to-Run products
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/update-repair-or-uninstall-office-click-to-run-HA010382089.aspx

    How to reset user options and registry settings in Word
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822005

    How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2010 suites
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/en-us