Q: publisher failed to laiunch in safe mode

I try to open publisher (Microsoft office 2010) and get the following messages:


1.  Publisher failed to start correctly last time.  Starting Publisher in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order to sucessfully start the program.  Some functionality may be disabled in this mode.  do you want to start Publishe in safe mode?


I click YES


Please wait while windows onfigures Microsoft Office Single Image 2010...




Microsoft Office single Image 2010 Set U Completed Successfully


I Click OK


Then I try to open program again and it goes back to #1.....a loop?






You might try repairing the installation.

Go to the Control panel and Add & Remove, find Publisher 2010 and Change, and repair.

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You may also try the following and see if it helps:

Change the default printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer and then try opening Publisher and check if it helps.

Ensure that you don’t have multiple versions of Office suite installed on the same computer.

Check the following thread link which discusses about a similar issue. (Try ‘Tromba 2’s suggestion on 3 December )
Start the computer in clean boot state to determine whether the issue is with any 3 party program conflict.
Note: Ensure to restart the computer in normal mode after the troubleshooting process.

If the above steps fail, run ‘Fix it’ from KB 290301 and then re-install the Office suite and verify whether issue re-occurs.

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