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Works 8 Calendar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bacchus41, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. bacchus41

    bacchus41 Flightless Bird

    I'm running XP Pro with lots of storage, etc. After one of the recent
    "critical" updates from automatic updates, my Works 8 Calendar, which has
    worked for years, no longer runs. I get the standard windows error message
    that works 8 has encountered a problem and must close. The app attempting to
    run is wkscal.exe. Any ideas what has changed or was downloaded that could
    cause this? The calendar is important to reminding me of dates in advance.
     
  2. Y. Soserious

    Y. Soserious Flightless Bird

    Have you asked in a Works newsgroup/forum?

    "bacchus41" <bacchus41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7FC48585-1DF8-4655-B813-2A22057280C4@microsoft.com...
    > I'm running XP Pro with lots of storage, etc. After one of the recent
    > "critical" updates from automatic updates, my Works 8 Calendar, which has
    > worked for years, no longer runs. I get the standard windows error message
    > that works 8 has encountered a problem and must close. The app attempting
    > to
    > run is wkscal.exe. Any ideas what has changed or was downloaded that could
    > cause this? The calendar is important to reminding me of dates in advance.
     
  3. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    The following is by no means meant to be a solution ; however, while you
    are looking for one -

    I have noticed, on having a similar problem getting the; "...application
    must close" window with Win Media Player 11, that with that application,
    and some other apps that the "...must close" error message has appeared
    in - if you just grab one corner of the error window with the mouse and
    drag it right over till it's off the screen and out of the way, you are
    still able to use the application and all it's functions.

    Sometimes the error that causes the "...must close" window, is quite small,
    but once the [close] or maybe it's the [ok] button has been pressed (I
    forget which it is) on the error window itself, just doing that will
    terminate the application - and *not* the actual error!!

    With my WMP11 program, it has not been possible to rectify, or even
    diagnose the actual cause of the error message, that appears a few seconds
    after the application starts - every time. So by pushing the error message
    well out of the way I can still use the wmplayer as if it never happened
    (and before anyone tells me - yes I have tried uninst / reinst the
    application).

    Granted, though, on some [other] applications, the error that causes the
    window to appear IS a severe one, and the application is all but frozen....

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "bacchus41" <bacchus41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7FC48585-1DF8-4655-B813-2A22057280C4@microsoft.com...
    > I'm running XP Pro with lots of storage, etc. After one of the recent
    > "critical" updates from automatic updates, my Works 8 Calendar, which has
    > worked for years, no longer runs. I get the standard windows error
    > message
    > that works 8 has encountered a problem and must close. The app attempting
    > to
    > run is wkscal.exe. Any ideas what has changed or was downloaded that
    > could
    > cause this? The calendar is important to reminding me of dates in
    > advance.
     
  4. bacchus41

    bacchus41 Flightless Bird

    Well, Y S, that's an interesting question. Last time I came to this
    discussion groups home with a problem, there were pages of discussion on
    every page of every topic. Now, almost are blank. Did I miss an announcement
    or something that this site is essentially blank? Do I need a decoder ring or
    something to see the posts?

    "Y. Soserious" wrote:

    > Have you asked in a Works newsgroup/forum?
    >
    > "bacchus41" <bacchus41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7FC48585-1DF8-4655-B813-2A22057280C4@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm running XP Pro with lots of storage, etc. After one of the recent
    > > "critical" updates from automatic updates, my Works 8 Calendar, which has
    > > worked for years, no longer runs. I get the standard windows error message
    > > that works 8 has encountered a problem and must close. The app attempting
    > > to
    > > run is wkscal.exe. Any ideas what has changed or was downloaded that could
    > > cause this? The calendar is important to reminding me of dates in advance.

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. bacchus41

    bacchus41 Flightless Bird

    Thanks Tim but this error message appears before the calendar opens so it
    doesn't work here.

    "Tim Meddick" wrote:

    > The following is by no means meant to be a solution ; however, while you
    > are looking for one -
    >
    > I have noticed, on having a similar problem getting the; "...application
    > must close" window with Win Media Player 11, that with that application,
    > and some other apps that the "...must close" error message has appeared
    > in - if you just grab one corner of the error window with the mouse and
    > drag it right over till it's off the screen and out of the way, you are
    > still able to use the application and all it's functions.
    >
    > Sometimes the error that causes the "...must close" window, is quite small,
    > but once the [close] or maybe it's the [ok] button has been pressed (I
    > forget which it is) on the error window itself, just doing that will
    > terminate the application - and *not* the actual error!!
    >
    > With my WMP11 program, it has not been possible to rectify, or even
    > diagnose the actual cause of the error message, that appears a few seconds
    > after the application starts - every time. So by pushing the error message
    > well out of the way I can still use the wmplayer as if it never happened
    > (and before anyone tells me - yes I have tried uninst / reinst the
    > application).
    >
    > Granted, though, on some [other] applications, the error that causes the
    > window to appear IS a severe one, and the application is all but frozen....
    >
    > ==
    >
    > Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "bacchus41" <bacchus41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7FC48585-1DF8-4655-B813-2A22057280C4@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm running XP Pro with lots of storage, etc. After one of the recent
    > > "critical" updates from automatic updates, my Works 8 Calendar, which has
    > > worked for years, no longer runs. I get the standard windows error
    > > message
    > > that works 8 has encountered a problem and must close. The app attempting
    > > to
    > > run is wkscal.exe. Any ideas what has changed or was downloaded that
    > > could
    > > cause this? The calendar is important to reminding me of dates in
    > > advance.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Yes, you missed the announcements that Microsoft is closing down the
    newsgroups on their server that "feeds" those "discussion groups".

    here is the "new" one for Works
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/addworks/threads

    bacchus41 wrote:
    > Well, Y S, that's an interesting question. Last time I came to this
    > discussion groups home with a problem, there were pages of discussion on
    > every page of every topic. Now, almost are blank. Did I miss an announcement
    > or something that this site is essentially blank? Do I need a decoder ring or
    > something to see the posts?
    >
    > "Y. Soserious" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Have you asked in a Works newsgroup/forum?
    >>
    >>"bacchus41" <bacchus41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>news:7FC48585-1DF8-4655-B813-2A22057280C4@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>>I'm running XP Pro with lots of storage, etc. After one of the recent
    >>>"critical" updates from automatic updates, my Works 8 Calendar, which has
    >>>worked for years, no longer runs. I get the standard windows error message
    >>>that works 8 has encountered a problem and must close. The app attempting
    >>>to
    >>>run is wkscal.exe. Any ideas what has changed or was downloaded that could
    >>>cause this? The calendar is important to reminding me of dates in advance.

    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
     

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