MS Word 97 illegal operation error message

  timerep 14:02 10 Feb 2003

I have a rather old computer running windows98v2 and office 97.I cannot get into word as every time I try the progrm shuts up with the message,this program has performed an illegal opertion and will be shut down.can anyone tell me if this problem can be overcome by upgrading to word 2002 or is it a problem with the registary.

  Lozzy 14:14 10 Feb 2003

One of the Word startup files have got corrupted re install word or Office 97 remember to back up any data first

  Lozzy 14:18 10 Feb 2003

One Question, How much free disk space and memory (ram) do you have??

  timerep 14:23 10 Feb 2003

1.5gb of spare drive and total of 80mb memory

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