Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Excel always configures & HKCR\.aw access denied

02 Aug 2012   #1

10 Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
Excel always configures & HKCR\.aw access denied

I am trying to debug an annoyance with Excel - it has started including a "Configuring..." and an "...installing.." every time it launches. This is accompanied by an Event Viewer entry:

- System
- Provider
[ Name] MsiInstaller
- EventID 1004
[ Qualifiers] 0
Level 3
Task 0
Keywords 0x80000000000000
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2012-07-30T21:25:32.000000000Z
EventRecordID 16911
Channel Application
Computer gwb
- Security
[ UserID] S-1-5-21-2037688818-723828979-1879572323-1001
- EventData

In regedit, however, I am told access to the key is denied. I cannot view permissions but I am told (untruthfully) that I can change permissions. (I'm logged in as an administrator of the system and UAC is off.)

[edit]Google search says .aw file extension used by MSOICONS.EXE. Just for jollies I tried to execute it but it's reported as not a valid win32 application.[/edit]

Now what?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2012   #2

10 Windows 7 Pro 32-bit

Most strange solution: created an empty file with extension .aw. Assigned it an application (in this case, WordPad). Opened and closed the file. The HKCR\.aw key can now be accessed and permissions viewed. Excel starts without incident. Go figure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Excel always configures & HKCR\.aw access denied

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
i can't access gpedit.msc ACCESS IS DENIED
i can't access gpedit.msc ACCESS IS DENIED pls help me
General Discussion
Import Pictures to NAS "Access Denied" Error Though User Has Access
Hi, All. I've got an interesting situation that I'm hoping can be resolved. I built a server using FreeNAS 8.2 to store family pictures, videos, music, and Windows backups. In my home we have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and Windows 7 Professional 64bit. The server is setup with 3 Windows (CIFS)...
Network & Sharing
Can access Vista shares from XP but not from Windows 7 (access denied)
Hi, everyone, I'm mostly a Linux guy these days, so I'm no longer clued up about even simple Windows issues. Bear with me. :D I have one PC running Vista (home basic), one running XP (professional) and one running Windows 7 (home basic). There is a printer connected to the Vista box, which is...
Network & Sharing
"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder
I'd like to put a .cmd file in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory, but \Documents and Settings has a lock on it and tells me "Access denied" when I click on it. Is this a job for "Take Ownership" or is there another way? The instructions for "Take...
General Discussion
Access is denied
I put every file (.7z, folders, png, jpg, jpeg....) into my hard drive from my computer and I reinstall my windows 7. After that, I plug in my hard drive and open the wallpaper, then I found that I don't have permission to see it. the zip fail shows "access is denied". I tried to edit user's...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42.
Twitter Facebook