locked
Office 2003 Standard Edition not being read by cd rom player. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had office 2003 in two laptops.   I reformated one of the laptops and reinsatalled all the programs, including office 2003, but while trying to install office 2003, the cd rom player does not detect the office 2003 cd, is like there is nothing inside.  This only happens with the office 2003 cd, all others are detected and read.  Does anybody know what is the problem here?

    Regards, any idea is helpful.
    Friday, October 2, 2009 4:42 PM

Answers

  • Hello kingokongo,

    Since your post does not have anything to do with WGA or OGA, technically it is off-topic.

    But I can offer two little tricks that have worked for me in the past.

    1.  In the other computer, burn a copy of the Office CD that the finicky laptop does not like.   The burning programs (Nero, Roxio, etc) have error correction capabilities that may be able to overcome whatever ankle-biter is preventing the laptop from wanting to read the Office CD.

    2.  If the laptops are on a network, just share out the CD drive of the other laptop, navigate to the shared CD over the network, then find and run setup file from the finicky laptop.  You'll use the working laptop's CD drive to install Office over the network.

    Good Luck!
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, October 2, 2009 8:09 PM

All replies

  • Hello kingokongo,

    Since your post does not have anything to do with WGA or OGA, technically it is off-topic.

    But I can offer two little tricks that have worked for me in the past.

    1.  In the other computer, burn a copy of the Office CD that the finicky laptop does not like.   The burning programs (Nero, Roxio, etc) have error correction capabilities that may be able to overcome whatever ankle-biter is preventing the laptop from wanting to read the Office CD.

    2.  If the laptops are on a network, just share out the CD drive of the other laptop, navigate to the shared CD over the network, then find and run setup file from the finicky laptop.  You'll use the working laptop's CD drive to install Office over the network.

    Good Luck!
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, October 2, 2009 8:09 PM
  • Hello Dan,

    I tried your number 2 option and office did install.

    Unfortunately while I tried to use word or any other for the first time, a message would appear telling me that the application was not installed for this user, tried installing it again (it was in Spanish, I have the Spanish version of office).

    So every time I tried to run excel or pp or word, this same message appears and the application closes (I also have office 2000 and this same issue occurs).

    As I said, this started happening since I reformatted the computer, so I guess it has something to do with it.

    If you have any other idea or suggestion it will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Saturday, October 3, 2009 4:05 PM
  • Hello kingokongo,

    Hopefully you can find your solutions at the Office newsgroups site here:  http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/FlyoutOverview.mspx

    Good Luck! :-)
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 3:38 AM