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When you try to repair, try to reinstall, or try to install an "on demand" feature in a Microsoft Office 2003 program, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
If you try to manually start the Office Source Engine, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Office Source Engine error: Error 25090.
Office Setup encountered a problem with the Office Source Engine, system error: -2147024703
Note The description for error 193 is ERROR_BAD_EXE_FORMAT.
Could not start the Office Source Engine on Local Computer.
Error 193: 0xc1
This problem may occur if the Office Source Engine (the Ose.exe file) is damaged.
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Copy the Ose.exe file from the Office 2003 CD-ROMTo copy the Ose.exe file from the Office 2003 CD-ROM, follow these steps:
Method 2: Remove and then reinstall Office 2003To do this, follow these steps.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
When you install Office 2003 from the Office 2003 CD or an image of the CD, Setup installs a system service that is named the Office Source Engine (the Ose.exe file) to copy the required installation files to the local computer. After it reads the Setup settings file, the Setup.exe file determines the drive on the local computer that has the most space, verifies that the user has administrative privileges, and then installs the Office Source Engine.
For more information about the Office Source Engine, see one of the following Microsoft Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit resources:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/896866/ )When you try to start a Microsoft Office 2003 program for the first time, you receive the "Installation Error: File not Found" error message
Article ID: 834581 - Last Review: May 22, 2012 - Revision: 3.0