PPT2002: You Are Prompted to Resave Your Presentation When You Resume Your Computer

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If your computer enters hibernation while a PowerPoint presentation is open, you may receive the following message when you resume your computer:
The file you were working with was modified during suspend Mode, and the original is no longer available. path\file_name.ppt must be resaved.
However, if you then click Save Now, you cannot save your presentation to its original file name.


This problem may occur if you use a laptop computer and you have already saved the presentation at least two times. The presentation file unexpectedly becomes a read-only file when the computer enters hibernation.


Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Size       File name
   24-Jan-2003  23:02  2,191,032  Powerpnt.msp
   24-Jan-2003  23:37  8,599,232  Powerpntff.msp
After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name
   24-Jan-2003  01:05  10.0.4921.0  5,978,696  Powerpnt.exe
This fix is a post-Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2) fix. To install the fix, you must have Office XP SP-2 installed. For additional information about Office XP SP-2, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325671 OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2
Additionally, you may have to install Windows Installer 2.0 to install this fix. For additional information about the Windows Installer requirement for post-Office XP SP-2 fixes, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330537 OFFXP: Office XP Updates and Patches Released After September 2002 May Require Windows Installer 2.0


To work around this problem, type a new file name after you click Save Now to save your presentation.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.


Article ID: 813207 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
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