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

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    Sep 28, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #1
    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?

    Thanks!

    Suzy
     
  2. pintsizemacman macrumors regular

    pintsizemacman

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Location:
    ohio
    #2
    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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