Word gives 'recover my work...' error every time I close it

When I close Word, it says:
Microsoft Office Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
The information you were working on might be lost. Microsoft Office Word can try to recover it for you.
<Check box> Recover my work and restart Microsoft Office Word
etc. etc.
< Send Error Report > < Don't Send >

I choose "Don't Send" and uncheck the Recover box.

I have tried repairing/re-installing the office application.
And still this error stays.

How can I get rid of it?
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byundtConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi Nickname_Another,
Microsoft gives a troubleshooting guide for Word here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822645
It asks you to click for "more details" when the error occurs, to determine which type of Page Fault error is occurring. This information (plus the version of Word that you are using), will facilitate a Google search for the issue.

If this approach doesn't help, Microsoft suggests dumping the registry key for Word and renaming normal.dot to something else. Instructions are given in the web page. Note that neither of these are restored to factory settings when you do a repair/reinstall of Office. But if you delete them, they will be restored to factory settings the next time Word launches.

Good luck!


Here's another good resource for cleaning out Word:
The actual article link is: http://howtotroubleshoot.blogspot.com/#113035503245630446.  It has extra detail that the article Brad referred you to doesn't have about what you're actually doing when you clean out Word.

Now, what document is it telling you that it will recover?  The normal.dot or the document in which you were working?

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