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Error in Winword.Exe

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by salty, Dec 2, 2001.

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  1. salty

    salty Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2001
    Each time I try to launch Word 2000 I get the following message:

    Error in Winword.exe. and then suggests I restart the computer.

    I've restarted the computer but keep getting into the above loop. Please can someone help me solve the problem.
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Welcome to TSG salty. Since Word is an Office program, you will probably get the best advice for this in the Office and Business applications Forum, so I'm going to move it there.

    In the mean time you might want to have a look through this Word 2000 troubleshooter:

  3. ich


    Aug 11, 1999
    Sounds like the executable for Word got corrupted. I'd reinstall it. If that's not possible, try copying Winword.exe from another computer that is running the exact same version (patch level will be important also.) The file's over 8 MB, so you'll have to grab it across a network or use a CDR or Zip disk.
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    I'd start by repairing Office. This will restore missing files, and re-register Office dll's:

    Do this:

    Method 1
    On the Help menu in any Office program, click Detect and Repair.

    Click Start.

    To restore program shortcuts to the Windows Start menu, make sure the Restore my shortcuts while repairing check box is selected.

    Method 2
    Double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

    Double-click the Office 2000 entry listed in the Add/Remove Programs dialog box.

    Click Repair Office.
    Click either Repair errors in my Office installation, and then click Finish.

    Be sure to select the Restore my shortcuts check box again.

    Good luck,
  5. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Terrific to see you, ich!!!!

    salty: Do the easy step first. Find the file called normal.dot on your hard drive and rename it to abnormal.dot.

    If that doesn't work, try Tony's response.
  6. ich


    Aug 11, 1999
    Terrific to be seen!

    I guess I've lost the knack a little bit - I focused on "what if they don't have the CD?" and completely forgot how messed up Word can be about normal.dot being corrupted. *Sigh* the price you pay for being too busy to show up at TSG for an extended period of time...

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