Word Locking Up

By cfitzarl
Jan 7, 2007
  1. On my parent's computer, whenever Word is opened it just sits there and never loads. If keeps the colors of whatever is shown above it. I have uninstalled it and removed all of the registry keys, and regular files, reinstalled and it didn't work. I restored my system, and it didn't work. I removed some programs that could have caused conflicts, still doesn't work. Everything else does; Powerpoint, Excel, etc.
  2. scootek

    scootek TS Rookie

    Are there any scratches or blemishes on the disk? What version of Office is it? '03, 2000? Sometimes the disk gets old and doesn't transfer all the files to it's directory correctly resulting in corrupt files causing lockups, invest a few bucks and get a cd cleaning unit that might do it. Good luck!
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Check the Microsoft site for patches, updates or service packs to your version of Microsoft Office. Perhaps that will fix it.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    There are many patches available for all versions of Office. Office 2000 has 3 Service Pack updates! Do a Google search for "Office Updates" to find the office downloads site
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    I fixed it! For some reason, when I turned on the Norton processes in msconfig and restarted, all was fine. Argggg ;) !
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