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Microsoft word opens for a second and then closes automatically.
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Question by:cld1147
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by:Anuroopsundd
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type as below and check if it is working.
winword /safe
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by:cld1147
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word opened and I could open a document, but it is in read only compatability mode
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by:Andrej Pirman
ID: 37819096
Try this:
Go to PROGRAMS AND FEATURES (or Add REMOVE PROGRAMS) --> find MS OFFICE --> select REPAIR
Reboot and see if it helped

If not, download CC Cleaner FREE version http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download and scan REGISTRY for errors. Repeat scanning and fixing until no errors are found (...and select to backup registry prior to each repair). It's intuitive interface, you'll manage it without problems.
Repair OFFICE (above mentioned) again, reboot and see if it helps.

Another option is to use MICROSFT FixIT wizard to reset MS Word options to default. Maybe some settings are corrupted:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822005
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Perarduaadastra earned 2000 total points
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The problem may be due to Word trying to load a corrupt template.

For Word 2003, by default, templates (including Normal.dot) are stored in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates.

For Word 2007 and up, the template location varies according to the version of Windows it's installed on. Where it is on your installation can be found by searching for Normal.dotm  - on my Windows 7 installation it's in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates. The Normal.dotm file is usually quite small - mine's about 17KB. If yours is a lot bigger then put it in the Recycle Bin (just in case...), and try and start Word. If a bad template was the problem, Word will generate a new Normal.dotm template file and open normally.
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by:Anuroopsundd
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as word is able to open in safe mode it may be due to corrupt Normal.dot template file.
can you please delete the normal.dot
then start word again.
change yourusername in below to your actual user.
C:\users\yourusername\appdata\roaming\microsoft\templates
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by:GrahamSkan
ID: 37820127
It may not be worth analysing the exact cause of the faulty operation.

Try the steps listed here in the order given: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/921541http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/921541
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