Hi, For some unknown reason, i am having trouble typing in Bold text and it keeps coming up with the error message 'winword - an error has occured in your program.' and then says 'This program has preformed an illegal operation and will be shut down.' When i click on details it says 'WINWORD caused a general protection fault in module GDI.EXE at 0026:000014a0.' If anyone knows what this means or could help me out i would be very grateful. Just to let you know i dont have the original Windows disc's so cannot reaload the program.
It didnt work !!! Also now i cannot find 'normal.dot' or 'abnormal.dot' so i dont know what has happened. I havent got any discs atall. I borrowed a 'windows98 second edition' off of a friend but i dont think this is any good. I have also checked the web to see if i could download any bits of word for free, but unfortunatly there is nothing. Any more ideas?
Thank you for that Krypt1c - however to me it doesnt make any sense because i am useless with pc's i only just about know how to use one. So i know exactly what the error message was ( i have it written down) and i know exactly what i was doing at the time so what should i do now?
Sorry I am not on a W98 machine at the moment and I cannot remember precisely how to do it in W98. If you can be patient somebody else will come to the rescue (woodchip? - I'll give him a nudge).
NORMAL.DOT is the default Word template and if it gets corrupted causes exactly the type of error that you describe. Deleting it causes Word to create a new version the next time that you run it and there is no need for any disks.
As with most MS 'answers' sense has got little to do with it. Anyway, a root around various sites suggested by various search engines points to re-installing Office is the way to go. You may be able to pick up a copy at a computer fair fairly cheaply. btw you can display hidden files in folder options. I'n not sure how it#s done in W98, but if you open help, selct index then key in hidden it should tell you how to view hidden files. best of luck
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