This document explains how to fix Microsoft Office Error code 32-4 if it is not working correctly or throwing an unexpected error while opening or uninstalling. 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 32-4 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
32-4 Error Code Log
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   45 mins
Difficulty Critical
Log Name: Microsoft Office <version> 4.31
Source: Hard Disk Error
Event ID: 8606
Task Category: (340)
Level: Memory Level
User: <Windows username>
  • Faulting application name: Microsoft Office <Application name>, version: 1.5.8861.62013, time stamp: 0×99823458
  • Faulting module name: Office event.dll, version: 4.2.5397.86567, time stamp: 0×89261483, time stamp: 0×34749907
  • Exception code: 0xd02g776e
  • Fault offset: 0xb02g367d
  • Faulting process ID: 0×134
  • Faulting application start time: 0x16gacb3a81863019
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\<appname>
  • Report ID: e4d95e68-9884-71f4-7766-9279fbe6e933
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Symptoms of Error Code

  • You will get errors while launching/configuring Microsoft Office
  • System may hang time to time
  • Microsoft Office Application Will stop working.

Cause of 32-4 Error Code

  • Corrupt System Files
  • Proxy issue
  • System DLL files conflict

Steps to resolve Error Code 32-4

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 Temporarily Disable Windows Firewall Setting :

1. In Start Search box type “Firewall.cpl” (without quotes)
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 perform Disk cleanup:

1. Goto My Computer. Right click on System drive and click on Properties.
How to Resolve 32-4 2. Click on Disk Cleanup.
Step Fix 32-43. Drive Selection Box will pop up. Select the System drive and Press OK.
Select Drive for Diskcleanup4. Select all the check boxes and click OK.

Tick All Boxes and Press OK

Step 3 Temporarily Disable any installed 3rd Party Antivirus:
Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft office installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

In most cases error code 32-4 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: 12/01/2016
Solution ID: 356048

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