This document explains how to fix Microsoft Office Error code 255-13 if it is not working correctly or throwing an unexpected error while trying to install or repair Office. 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 255-13 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
255-13 Error Code Log
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   45 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: Microsoft Office <version> 5.27
Source: Application Error
Event ID: 8600
Task Category: (441)
Level: System Level
User: <Windows username>
  • Faulting application name: Microsoft Office <Application name>, version: 5.1.6455.12683, time stamp: 0×57373331
  • Faulting module name: Office error.dll, version: 9.5.4232.78239, time stamp: 0×56995655, time stamp: 0×20718431
  • Exception code: 0xa06g871e
  • Fault offset: 0xa09g074f
  • Faulting process ID: 0×427
  • Faulting application start time: 0x06edee8g52657587
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\<appname>
  • Report ID: f8e21e36-5581-72b5-7544-1161aaf7d834
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Symptoms of Error Code

  • You will get errors when launching/installing MS Office
  • Computer will be slow to respond
  • Microsoft Office Application Will stop working.

Cause of 255-13 Error Code

  • Corrupt Core Ms office files
  • Slow Internet Connection
  • System Level Conflict

Steps to resolve Error Code 255-13

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 Disable any installed Antivirus/Malware/Adware Program Temporarily:
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.

Step 2 Check Internet explorer Settings :

1. In Start Search box type Internet Explorer
2. Click on “Internet Explorer”.
Open Internet Explorer3. Press Alt+T 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.

Step 3 Check for corrupt system files:

1. In Start Searchbox type “cmd” (without quotes)
2. Click on CMD
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “os” integrity it will automatically fix it.
Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on CMD button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer support for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases error code 255-13 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: 22/02/2016
Solution ID: 403496

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