Two years ago, I installed Word 2002 into my laptop running Windows 7. To my surprise and delight, it worked fine and has worked absolutely flawlessly until now.
And now, whenever I close Word, I get the error box that says "Microsoft Word for Windows has stopped working," offering the options:
Check online for a solution and close the problem
Close the program.
There's also an option to view the problem details, which I have copied, and have reproduced below in this posting.
This problem has wreaked total havoc with several macros I created years ago that I run weekly to created updated information from simple .doc files for a website. (The macros open a file, make small changes, then save and close the file--but now, all hell breaks loose with those error messages popping up!)
So, experts, HELP! This has really messed things up, since the program had been working without problem. Anyone have a clue as to what the problem is?
Here's that "problem details" info:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: WINWORD.EXE
Application Version: 188.8.131.5217
Application Timestamp: 36f08fb3
Fault Module Name: WINWORD.EXE
Fault Module Version: 184.108.40.20617
Fault Module Timestamp: 36f08fb3
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0016f0ba
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: e96f
Additional Information 2: e96f05905860215f00dec8db7e614814
Additional Information 3: f951
Additional Information 4: f951257fd9a936d4805ec3b25871ea3e
Note: telling me to upgrade to a current version of Word is NOT a solution as far as I am concerned. While Microsoft implied some time ago that this old version just would not work in newer operating systems, it has worked just fine. I simply do not need more than the basics, which continue to meet my needs.