This document explains how to fix Microsoft Office Error code 30088-8 if it is not working correctly or throwing an unexpected error while launching or installing office application. This solutions applies for Office Home, Office Personal, Office University, Office Academy, Office for business, Office Professional, Office Professional Plus, Office 365, Office 2013, and Office 2016. The error code 30088-8 generally occurs while installing Office, Upgrading office, Opening Office, launching Office, removing/uninstalling Microsoft office or while applying windows updates. This error applies to all Microsoft office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Project, Publisher, Visio, Infopath) and the error generally occurs in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and other Microsoft Windows Editions.

Error InformationError Descripton
30088-8 Error Code Log
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   40 mins
Difficulty Very Hard
Log Name: Microsoft Office <version> 8.94
Source: Hard Disk Error
Event ID: 2356
Task Category: (894)
Level: Administrator
User: <Windows username>
  • Faulting application name: Microsoft Office <Application name>, version: 7.0.9774.23665, time stamp: 0×47329416
  • Faulting module name: Office log.dll, version: 3.3.8636.16580, time stamp: 0×23075130, time stamp: 0×12995755
  • Exception code: 0xb06d629d
  • Fault offset: 0xa04f427f
  • Faulting process ID: 0×072
  • Faulting application start time: 0x12egef2c47308311
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\<appname>
  • Report ID: d6g68f78-2444-99g1-7248-7581gfg3g923
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Symptoms of Error Code

  • You will receive an Error Message while installing/uninstalling/launching Microsoft Office
  • Slow Overall System Performance
  • MS Office will stop.

Cause of 30088-8 Error Code

  • Corrupt System files
  • Internet connectivity issue
  • Microsoft office internal Application Conflict

How to fix Error Code 30088-8

The steps given below should be followed under strict supervision of a Computer Expert. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your PC following the steps. All the steps given above are indicative and should resolve the problem in most cases.  You can contact our 24×7 technical support for guaranteed resolution of the issue.
Step 1 Check Windows Firewall Settings :

1. In Start Search box type Windows Firewall
Open Windows Firewall2. Click on Windows Firewall.
3. Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
Turn Windows Firewall on or off4. In Private network Setting, select “Turn off Windows firewall (not recommended)
5. Do the same for Public Network Setting.
Disable Windows Firewall6. Press OK.
Note: After the issue is resolved you must turn the Windows Firewall on.

Step 2 Steps to do Disk cleanup

1. In Start Search box type the Cleanmgr
2. Click on Disk Cleanup.
Step Fix 30088-83. Drive Selection Box will pop up. Select your Operating System drive and Click OK.
Select Drive for Diskcleanup4. Select all the check boxes and click OK.

Tick All Boxes and Press OK

Step 3 Verify Internet Settings :

1. Hold Windows Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter inetcpl.cpl and Press OK.

Open Internet Explorer3. Goto Tools and Select Internet Options
Select Internet Options From tools menu4. Select Security Tab and Click on “Reset all zones to default level” if the button is active.
Reset Internet Settings
5. Press OK.

In most cases error code 30088-8 should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 28/02/2016
Solution ID: 709853


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