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MS Word 2007 will only open in SAFE mode

When I try to open word, it give me the warning: "Word failed to start correctly last time. Starting Word in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order to successfully start the program..." Then asks if I want to start in Safe mode.

I can start a new document in Safe mode, but if I try to retrieve an existing document, the cursor just spins. I noticed that this happens with Publisher as well. Excel seems to be fine.

I have uninstalled/reinstalled MS Office, but nothing's changed. I've read about the normaldot.... files, but am not sure if this is related or how to go about resolving my problem. Thank you for your help.

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  • tdepedro Feb 03, 2009

    No, this did not work for me. Thank you anyway.

  • tdepedro Feb 03, 2009

    No, nothing found even in the hidden files. Problem still exists. Do I have a virus? Thanks again.

  • tdepedro Feb 04, 2009

    I uninstalled/installed Mircosoft Office again and applied the update you linked, but nothing has changed. Arghh!

    Thanks again for you help!

  • wqqafnd Feb 07, 2009

    Windows Vista Ultimate + SP1
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.30GHz

    MS Office Professional Plus 2007 + SP1

    It seems only Word fails while PowerPoint and Excel works fine.
    Thanks for any suggestion!


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I had the same problem. Ran the updater, reinstalled, and still had the problem. Searching for and deleting fixed it immediately. YAAAAAAAAY!

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Try opening internet explorer --> Tools --> Windows updates
If you cannot see tools in the menu bar at the top tap the <ALT> key once

Once into updates choose custom and apply all updates for Office or Word 2007

If you still get the error try opening word, click Help --> Detect and repair (it may ask you to put in your Office/Word CD)

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  • Peter Conway Feb 03, 2009

    Ok, next step is to delete the file or at least rename it.

    1. Close all word/office software windows

    2. Open windows Explorer

    3. Search all files including hidden for

    4. right click on any found and rename to old_normal.txt

    (the reason for changing the file type is all .dot files are run at startup)

    5. this may give a warning so click yes to rename

    6. Open word and see if the problem is resolved


  • Peter Conway Feb 03, 2009
  • Peter Conway Feb 04, 2009

    ok, it must be something else.

    I would suggest running spybot search and destroy

    In the run box type sfc /scannow

    to check all windows files, may require your windows disk

    Also please post:-

    Which Windows?

    Make and model of PC plus the chip

    Start --> Control Panel --> system

    If you want to use premium chat, I know it costs but it may be quicker to solve!!


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