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Always when I start Word2k on a Win2k machine, I get an VB run time error 5853. Anyone an idea how to get rid of it? Thanks
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Question by:Iko050500
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Close Word.

Find the file called normal.dot and rename it to normal.old. Relaunch Word.

If that doesn't work, look in Word's Startup folder and (temporarily, at least) move any files out of there. If you've got a default install, you'll find normal.dot under C:\windows\application data\microsoft\office\templates\normal.dot

and you'll find the Word Startup under
C:\windows\application data\microsoft\office\word\startup
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by:DGill
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Yep it is more than likley a Macro in the the normal.dot template...unless you have customised it to bits I would just delete the file and create a new one......I also had a similar problem today but in excel which caused my NT to crash....I deleted everything in the startup folder from Dos and the PC started fine again......don't know how relevant this is to your current problem...
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by:Iko050500
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The first answer by Dreamboat was correct and helped. However, I cannot award the points to Dreamboat, because DGill sent a newer message..
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by:Iko050500
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Thanks, that worked. Thanks for putting the location. I was running under NT profiles, so the location is under Documents and Setiings/.....
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Thanks, Iko. Happy to help!
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