When I am useing Microsoft Word my computer locks up. Other times it will restart itself. I never get through my work without a problem.Me too, nobody seems to have the answer. Using XP pro with xp office. Computer never locks up except when typing fast within word. Tried deleting temp files, changing typmatic rate. Still happens ..See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htmSuzanne, thanks but this is not the answer, the machine locks up while typing in word, could be 10 minutes. Replaced normal dot, removed temp files. using office xp.
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thats the only way it get the fix to be install because requires necessary updating of components in the Word installation. Andre Da Costa Jamaica W.I. computer, IF I have not opened any other program. Once I've gone into any other program (Excel, Outlook Express, Quickbooks) and then try to open any file in Word - my computer locks up. Even if I close the other program first still Word locks up. I've tried MS fixes, but they require I find my Word 2000 disc and I can't find the blasted thing and yes - it's licensed
. Then reopen Word and test again. Does that clear the problem? If so, the Proofing Tools need removing and reinstalling. (Don't forget to re-enable those settings again after testing!) -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://word.mvps.org/ : Word locks up. Sometimes after typing nearly a page, sometimes a few words. : Must restart computer and then lock ups are more frequent/faster. Have tried : numerous fixes, nothing works. (This is Word from MS WorksSuite2001, using : XP) I did try the "winword.exe /a" , thinking a template corruption was : cause. That did not
of the documents, when I click the 'Automatically Update document styles' under the Templates and Add-in section of the Tools menu, Word locks up. I've also tried to use the style organizer on the Templates and Add-in screen, but for some reason that always alters the formatting 39; style in the template and documents are the same. I have these problems on both my work computer and home computer. How can I get around this problem? JamesDon't know about the locking up but (1) Make sure your saved documents do not have automatically update styles checked. That is,
Word from Office XP locks up my computer or takes for ever when I click on it. Finally when I do CTRL ALT Delete it brings on Explorer error and says system too low on resources and then gets to scan disk. [email protected]
As soon as I open Word, the title box will appear and then the computer locks up completely. I have unisnstalled and reinstalled Word, and even reinstalled Windows 98, but the problem still exists. This is Word 2000 running in Windows 98.Uninstalling and reinstalling rarely helps with such problems because it does not overwrite Normal.dot or the Registry or remove add-ins from Word's Startup folder, and these are the three primary causes of these problems. See http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm
Need help with a problem in Word. Everytime I open a document in Word and try to scroll my whole computer locks up. I have already tried to reinstall Office and the same thing still keeps happening. So the only conclusions that I have come up with are that it's either a bug or virus or a hardware issue (possibly with ram). Any advice would be appreciated.It could be an issue with your graphics driver. Does it lock up if you start Windows in Safe Mode? If not then update your driver and see if the issue continues to occur.
no problems with any other programs exel / adobe photo work great. I have tried to repair word using my disk, uninstall and reinstall reinstalling windows 98. uninstalling word and several othe programs ran Scan disk and defragment hard drive and reinstalling word . Program still locks up on start up and I have to turn off the computer manual. And then get the message windows was not shut down properly. Any help would be greatly appricated.See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://word.mvps.org/ : Windows 98 384 meg memory : A week
We installed microsoft office 2000 professional. All programs work except Word. When we try to open the program it freezes up and locks the computer. Does the same thing if we try to open it indirectly. All we can do is pull the plug on the computer and start over. We have uninstalled and reinstalled - no success. HELP PLEASE.Take a look here to see if the suggestions help resolve the problem: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm
I've got the same problem described by Terri Schifrin. Attempts to start MS Word2000 from the desktop or Windows Explorer seems to start the program load, but it never actually loads and the hourglass never goes away. The computer locks up and repeated attempts to bring up the task manager fails. Eventually an error like "resources dangerously low, recommend terminating Winword" and reboot is the only solution. No other program problems. Have reloaded Word2000 and even all the entire MS Works Suite to no avail. Norton AV running w/ current definitions says my
problems until this week. When I try to open Word or a Word document my computer locks up and I have to restart. I tried deleting the entire Word program and reloading but no change - still locks up. Any help would be appreciated.See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htmNo, this doesn't help. I'm having the same issue. My problem started after moving to a new computer using the file and settings transfer wizard. I upgraded to Office 2003 at the same time and it would lock up in Outlook (since it used Word as the editor). Ok, I turned off Word in
freezes, there will be loads of garbage left on your computer. See http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm, http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htm for some help with the clean up. There is a strong possibility that it may be a hardware problem as there is no consistency with the problem suggesting some other influence. If the problem still persists, then try one of the hardware testing utilities such SiS Sandra. -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://www.mvps.org/word/ MS Word 2000 freezes/locks up when editing/viewing document. I have formatted the hard drive
when i click on word icon on desktop, the program starts to open then locks up the whole computer. tried several ways to correct - scan disk, disk defrag - no luck. any suggestions.This just started happening to me as well help! many important and urgent documents need to be accessed! to
I can no longer access any shared directories on it, nothing works. The only way to fix it is to either puch the restart button or power the computer down and restart it. This only happens with Word 2003. This has never occurred with Access, Excel, Outlook, Publisher (all 2003). I type many documents for school and this becomes very frustrating after I type several paragraphs and it locks up.There are 100's of problems that could be at fault. However, Word is very hard on the graphics and printer drivers and these would be the first suspects. Make sure that you have the
I have a Gateway system, Millenium, 880 mhz, 20 gig hard drive, 128 mg memory. When I try to load Word 2000 from the desktop shortcut, the computer locks up. Sometimes a message comes up saying the system is dangerously low in resources. I don't have any other programs open. The system ran okay until a couple of days ago. All other programs seem to work okay. I am able to open Word from within the Works package, but what a bother!! Any suggestions? Thanks for all the help I have received in the past and now. DonSee http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm.
safe mode: from Start, Run type in winword /a and press enter. Word will start in Safe Mode. Can you open a document and then close now? -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://word.mvps.org/ : I'm writing papers in word 2003(win2000sp4)sp2. and I click the save icon and : every thing in word locks up ultimately loosing my info. "I'm not going to : tolerate this much longer" its not plug-ins took them out, : Oh, when I try to shut down I"m plagued with Normal.dot already exist, no : matter what I click I can't get it to go away. : : The only
When I try to open Word, it shows the intial dialog box, bu then locks up the computer. The computer must then be restarted. After doing cont/alt/delete it says the computer resouces are low. However, the resource meter says the computer is at 47% ram (128 MB) and less than 29% on the hard drive. Any suggestions?See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm
Word (2002) appears to be working properly until trying to open or close a file. The program then locks up indefinitely, displaying the working/waiting symbol. The program has to be terminated via the task manager and the end program dialog box as it is completely locked up. When running the program again, it will autorecover the document that I was attempting to save, but repeats the above problem again when attempting to save the file or open any other file.The quick but unsafe way is to uninstall the security patch that's causing the problem. In Add/Remove Programs, check the
Although I have no problem saving documents, when I try to close Word, it locks up my computer. This happens regardless of how I try to close (menu or clicking X).Bob Possibly some third party app has added a custom AutoClose macro. To test for this, start Word in Safe Mode: from Start, Run type in winword /a and press enter. Word will open in engineering mode. Now close Word. If it close OK, it proves it is an add-in of third party macro. Take a look at the FAQ which will help you find the culprit: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm
I'm having the same problem as "Scary", only I have Windows ME. Out of the blue Word just locks up, have to reboot, get "dangerously low on resources" message. Tried repair and reinstalling. Any suggestions?"Dangerously low on resources" refers to your computer's system resources. Check your RAM and percent of available resources. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-clicking System, then select Performance. The size of your RAM affects performance. The lower the available resources, the closer you are to