MS Word (Office XP) Will only Start In Safe Mode

  mikesman 15:41 11 Oct 2005


I had Office XP setup and running very well. recently though - I think possibly after trying to uninstall MS Works 2000 - I have been having trouble starting Word - it will only strtup in Safe Mode.

I have uninstalled and re-installed many times but the problem won't go away.

Anybody know of any software which may be clashing with it?


  BurrWalnut 15:49 11 Oct 2005

Although I don't use Word these days, I vaguely remember a 'repair' option on the menu. Or I'm barking up the wrong tree?

  mikesman 15:54 11 Oct 2005

Yes, I have ran the repair facility - not change :-((

  Simsy 16:02 11 Oct 2005

reinstall works, to see if this cures it? It may be that it was a bad uninstall.

Can you do a system restore?



  mikesman 16:12 11 Oct 2005

I could certainly re-install Works, as to the restore - it would be a guessing game really as to when it started going wrong and that would mean having to do all the updates again.

I can work in Safe Mode - it's just a bit of a pain

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