Word keeps 'preparing to install' when I load doc

  Halmer 19:46 19 Apr 2009

I've managed to get my XP PC working with a recovery following my earlier issue and re-loaded various bits of software including Word.

When I double click on a Word document though I now get two windows, one of which says 'preparing to install' and the other 'the command cannot be performed because a dialogue box is open etc. ...'

I did a bit of research which suggested it may be related to Norton which I have uninstalled and also run the Norton Removal Tool.

The problem still persists however.

can anyone help please?

  howard64 19:52 19 Apr 2009

it could be that the prog needs to be reinstalled after your problem or it could be that normal.dot has become corrupted. Search for normal.dot and rename it normal.old then start word. It will make a new normal.dot. If all now works ok then fine. If not you have to reinstall.

  Halmer 20:59 19 Apr 2009

Tried that but no luck.

It's a fresh install of Office so I don't think a new re-install will help.

  Sea Urchin 21:03 19 Apr 2009

Try Detect and Repair on the Word Help Menu - you may need your Office disk handy

  Halmer 21:30 19 Apr 2009

Office SP3 to see if that sorts it first.



  Halmer 21:37 19 Apr 2009

to SP3 via Microsoft Office Updates sorted it thanks.

  grey george 21:45 19 Apr 2009

If norton was your anti virus, remember to re activate it.

  Halmer 22:33 19 Apr 2009

I've got rid of Norton and replaced with AVG free.

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