Error opening XL file

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Subject: Error opening XL file
Posted by:  Sakky
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003

We recently loaded Office (XP) on Windows 2000 operating on a laptop. Some particular XL files do not open. Error message "Cannot use object linking and embedding" appears in a popup box and XL opens without the file. This and further XL files just cannot be opened after this. Same message appears for all. After restarting XL, if any other file is opened, and then this file is opened, the error: "This file was not saved properly during previous attempt" appears and allows correct saving of the file.
Is there any specific patch that needs to be loaded to take care of this?