The Calendar may stop responding when you try to start Works Calendar

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to start the Microsoft Works Calendar, the Calendar may stop responding. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
This program can no longer run.
CAUSE
This issue may occur if you have recently upgraded to Microsoft Works 8.0 or to Microsoft Works Suite 2005. After you upgrade to Works 8.0 or Works Suite 2005, when you try to start the Calendar, the Calendar may try to open the calendar database from an earlier version of Microsoft Works.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, rename and replace your calendar database with a new copy from the Works CD. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Works 8.0 CD or Works Suite 2005 CD 1 into your CD drive or DVD drive.
  2. Open the following folder in Microsoft Windows Explorer:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Works
  3. Rename the Mswkscal.wcd file, to Old_mswkscal.wcd.
  4. On the CD, open one of the following folders:
    • For Works 8.0:
      CD_drive:\Common\CommApp
    • For Works Suite 2005:
      CD_drive:\MSWorks\Common\CommApp
  5. Right-click the Mswkscal.wcd file, and then click Copy.
  6. Open the following folder:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Works
  7. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  8. Right-click the Mswkscal.wcd file, and then click Properties.
  9. On the General tab, click to clear the Read Only check box, and then click OK.
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Article ID: 888947 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 01:52:46 - Revision: 3.0

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