Word causes dangerously low resources

  sihalls 19:48 08 May 2003

Just tried to open MS Word 2000 after no changes and opened many times before but suddenly it freezes on the splash screen. On ctrl+alt+del it comes up system resources dangerously low and wants to close winword even though it is only main programme open after start-up and 256Mb RAM? Any suggestions?

Win ME 750MHz Athlon.


  Joe McG 19:53 08 May 2003

word should not use up too much of your resources.

Go to Run and type msconfig and hit enter.
browse to start-up and deselect everything but, systray and explorer. Then re-boot.

  VoG™ 19:53 08 May 2003

The default document template is corrupted.

Do a search for NORMAL.DOT and rename all instances to ABNORMAL.DOT

You will need to use the option in search to look for hidden files and folders.

Start Word and it will create a new NORMAL.DOT

  Joe McG 19:55 08 May 2003

Sorry about that.

Will need to read the thread thoroughly next time.

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