Fix the configuration registry database is corrupt error in Microsoft Office

When you try launching Microsoft Office programs on your computer, you may encounter an issue with the configuration registry database is corrupt error. Office applications like Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook will not launch and prompts the error. We observed this issue in all the versions of the Office like 2013, 2016, 2019 and Office 365.

If some of the registry files related to Office program are damage or corrupt, you may encounter this issue with the configuration registry database is corrupt error. As per our research, we have listed all the possible troubleshooting steps to fix the issue with Office programs and get it work properly.

If you are, facing issue with the configuration registry database is corrupt error on your computer, this guide helps you to fix the issues.

How to fix the configuration registry database is corrupt error in Microsoft Office?

Follow the below resolution steps one by one and check if the issue gets fix after each step. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps. These resolutions are applicable to all the Office versions like 2013, 2019, 2019 and Office 365.

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the further troubleshooting steps, we suggest you to create a System Restore point first. If something goes wrong during the troubleshooting, you can restore your computer back to previous working state.

Run SFC and DISM scans:

As mentioned, issue with the configuration registry database is corrupt occurs if some of the Windows files are damage or corrupt. Therefore, we suggest you to perform the System File Checker (SFC) scan to repair the corrupted files and repair them automatically.

To perform the SFC scan, refer the below steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + X keys on your keyboard and select the option Windows PowerShell (Admin).

2. On the elevated PowerShell screen, type SFC /SCANNOW and hit enter.

3. This will initiate the SFC scan and it will take some time to complete.

Once the scan is completed, reboot your computer and check if the Office programs works fine. If the issue remains, you can try running the DISM tool.

If the SFC scan did not repair the files and fix the Office issue, you can try running the DISM tool to fix the issue with Microsoft Office. Refer the below link to run DISM tool on your Windows 10 computers.

How to use DISM tool in Windows 10?

After the DISM scan, reboot your computer and check if issue with the configuration registry database is corrupt error gets fix. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Perform clean boot:

There are chances that some third-party application installed in the computer may interfere with the Office files and does not let it work properly. In this case, we can try booting the computer with a set of minimal drivers, programs and see if the Office programs works fine. The process called as clean boot. Refer the below link to perform clean boot on your computer.

How to perform clean boot on Windows computers?

After this process, reboot your computer and check if the Office works fine. If it works fine, you can remove the unwanted applications from your computer. In case, if the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Install Windows Updates to fix the configuration registry database is corrupt error:

Sometimes, if there are any pending Office updates available in the computer, Office may not work properly. In case, if the issue is occurred with any other previous updates, then Microsoft releases further updates to fix those issues.

Therefore, we recommend you to try installing all the available updates to fix the Microsoft Office error. To perform the same, refer the below steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard to open Settings window. Click on Update & Security.

2. Next, click on Check for updates.

3. Computer will start checking for the updates and if found any, it will install them automatically.

After installing the updates, reboot your computer and check if the Office programs works fine without any errors. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Perform System Restore:

If the issue with the configuration registry database is corrupt error occurred recently, you can try performing the System Restore to an earlier point when the Microsoft Office was working fine. System Restore will restore the Windows settings to previous state. To learn how to perform System Restore on Windows computers, you can refer the below link.

How to perform System Restore in Windows?

After the System Restore process, check if the Office programs works fine. In most of the cases, performing Restore fixed issue with the Microsoft Office. In case, if the issue remains, you can try repairing the Office.

Repair Microsoft Office:

If the above troubleshooting steps did not help, you can try repairing the Office. Refer the below steps to repair Microsoft Office on your computer.

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on your keyboard to open RUN window. Type appwiz.cpl and hit enter. It will open the list of installed programs.

2. Search and locate Microsoft Office, right click on it and select the option Change.

3. Select the option Repair and click on Continue.

4. This will repair the Microsoft Office. It will take some time to complete, please be patient.

After the repair process, reboot your computer and check if the Office works fine. If the issue remains, you can continue with the System Reset.

If none of the above troubleshooting steps helps, you can try performing the System Reset on your computer. While performing the System Reset, you will get the option to keep all the personal data or remove all the data and proceed. If you have the backup of all the personal data, you can proceed with Remove everything.

After performing the System Reset, you can reinstall Office in your computer. This should fix issue with Office programs.

I hope that the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with Microsoft Office not working on your computer. If you need any further assistance, do comments below. We are happy to assist you.

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