WINWORD.EXE has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.

Posted on 2005-04-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I tried repairing/removing and reinstalling office suite 2000 and no cigar.  The other office products are working however Word refuses to do so.  Uggggh!

Any suggestions experts?


Question by:jmorin1
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    Accepted Solution

    rename the registry key HKey_Current_User\software\microsoft\office\(version)\word and retry. Also search for and rename the file
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    Assisted Solution


    start > run > type
    winword.exe /a
    If that works, you've got a bad template..since you replaced and it still failed, plus it works in other users...that's odd. No other templates?
    Do you have any add-ins?
    Look here:
    C:\Documents and Settings\{profile}\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP
    Remove any files found there (temporarily) and add them back one at a time.

    Good Luck...

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    Assisted Solution

    Detailed steps are given in this file :

    Mostly, the problem is related to
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    Expert Comment

    by:Nick Sui
    If i am not wrong this is the problem with a module which is conflicting with Winword.exe. Try sfc /scannow from run box in start menu. This should the job for you.

    Let me know.

    Thanks, SP

    Author Comment

    Thank you one and all. I renamed the file and walked through launching the application via the run command.  Lots of grief spared with your feedback!


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