Application Launch Failure on my ibook G4-cant see icons on the desktop or open Word

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smccormick7, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. smccormick7 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    So, I started up my computer and don't see any of the icons or HD icon on my desktop, but can see the image and the toolbar pops up on the bottom. I can run safari, itunes, iphoto, etc. but when I click on MS word or PP I get this message:

    Application Launch Failure

    The application "Word" could not be launched because of a shared library error: "D<Microsoft Word><Apple;Carbon;Multimedia><CFMPriv_DVComponentGlue><>"

    I can upload docs as attachments, but can't open any microsoft stuff.

    Please HELP! What should I do? My roommate has a new version of MS office I could install, should I do this?


  2. pintsizemacman macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2010
    try this go to utilitys and use disk utiity to repair disk permisions.
    then restart your mac. tell me if it works.:)

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