How to deal with “Something Went Wrong” error in Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office Suite is the most vital requirement for every device. Not only the PCs and laptops, but Microsoft has also taken over most smartphone apps, replacing them as an essential addition to all Android and iOS devices. In such a case, even a small error message displayed in any of the Office apps becomes a matter of restlessness to most users as the daily tasks these days usually involve the MS Office apps as the inevitable utility.
Often, on opening Microsoft Office application, the app doesn’t open and a text is displayed on the screen with the message “Something Went Wrong.” In this case, you can take the measures mentioned below.
Something Went Wrong error troubleshooting
If you ever happen to get the “Something Went Wrong” error message on opening your MS Office app, you can consider the following methods to deal with the error:
Method 1: Restart your device.
The error may have resulted from your PC’s background processing. The simplest way to deal with an error in any of your devices, software, or applications is to restart your device. In this case, you can restart the device, reopen the Microsoft account by signing it back in, and launching the app for a fresh start.
If this doesn’t work try Method 2 mentioned below.
Method 2: Open Control Panel on Windows to repair Office
You can do this by using the following ways:
- For Windows 10: Firstly, right-click on the Start button on your desktop and click on Apps and Features. A list gets opened up. From the list, select the Office program that you want to fix and then click on Modify.
- For Windows7/8/8.1: Right-click on the Start button on your desktop and click on Control Panel. Open Programs and then click to uninstall the program. Now, in the available list, right-click on the Office program you are looking forward to fixing, and then click to select Change.
For Windows 10, 8/8,1, and 7: If available, choose the options between Quick Repair or Online Repair and then click on Repair. It’s noteworthy that Quick Repair only repairs the corrupted files, while Online Repair can fix everything.
Or you can simply select Repair and click on Continue.
Method 3: Uninstall and Reinstall MS Office
If the above two methods fail to mend your Office issues, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the program.
Step 1: Uninstalling Office
- You can get an Uninstall Tool on Microsoft’s website with the direct link to download it. You need to download the tool, open it and follow instructions to uninstall Office.
- In case Uninstall Tool doesn’t work, you can manually complete the uninstallation process of your Office product.
Step 2: Restarting your PC
On using Microsoft’s Uninstall Tool, it will reopen by default on your system on restarting your PC to complete uninstall.
Step 3: Reinstalling Office
Once uninstalling your Office, you can now freshly install it back on your PC.