Word 2007 not responding

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Veronica, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Veronica

    Veronica Guest

    Help! Word keeps locking up and gives the mesage "not responding" This worked
    fine for 4 months and now suddenly it gives me this message when I want to
    ope a saved file or close word. I find this very annoying. This office
    program cost way too much money not to work. I have been told it could be
    templates, but I am not an IT speacialist, so I need more detailed
    information in order to fix the problem.
    Thanks to anyone who may be able to help me.
    Veronica, Jul 14, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  2. Veronica

    Guest Guest

    You can test if it is templates by typing in Start Run

    winword /a

    If word works then it is templates.
    Guest, Jul 14, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  3. Veronica

    Nonny Guest

    Try telling your problem to the Word pros at:

    Nonny, Jul 14, 2008
  4. Veronica

    Gordon Guest

    You /could/ try the group Nonny gave you, but even better would be
    Gordon, Jul 14, 2008
  5. Veronica

    Nonny Guest

    Actually, it's "newusers". Looks like a good one though.
    Nonny, Jul 14, 2008
  6. Veronica

    Gordon Guest

    The Office one you mentioned is good, but tends to be very general, whereas
    the word one is specific.... :)
    Gordon, Jul 14, 2008
  7. Veronica

    tmaxmill Guest

    I had the exact same problem. I did as you suggested and sure enough,
    it worked. Do I have to Start Run winword /a from now on?
    tmaxmill, Jun 22, 2009
  8. Veronica

    Bill Daggett Guest

    Do you really think anyone is still monitoring this thread after a
    freaking year?
    Bill Daggett, Jun 23, 2009
  9. Veronica

    tmaxmill Guest

    ::Evidently you are. So, do you have any useful advice?::
    tmaxmill, Jun 23, 2009
  10. Veronica

    Rick Rogers Guest


    Try locating and deleting the normal.dot template in your user profile as it
    is likely corrupt. When you reopen winword, the template will be recreated
    Rick Rogers, Jun 23, 2009
  11. Veronica

    Johnny Fosse Guest

    It's completely NEW here, bozo. You're on Usenet, and don't have a
    Johnny Fosse, Jun 23, 2009
  12. Veronica

    tasaholic Guest

    Settle down kids !! Just goes to show,doesn't it..no matter how old the
    post..the advice is still relevant,and equally importantly,it just
    solved somebody's issue! Fantastic, I say !!
    tasaholic, Jun 23, 2009
  13. Veronica

    ponylicker Guest

    worked for me too!
    ponylicker, Jul 30, 2009
  14. Veronica

    Mary C Guest

    Regardless of the age of the original post - this fix came up as 3rd on
    the list for Word 2007 not responding in Google.

    I purchased Office 2007 about 3 months ago and have had nothing but
    trouble with opening Word since. I downloaded patches and fixes that I
    found months ago and nothing has worked until now.

    typing "winword /a" worked!

    Thank you!
    Mary C, Nov 1, 2009
  15. Veronica

    Guest Guest

    Typing winword /a starts Word without addins so in earlier versions of word
    one goes to Tools - Templates and Addins and disables addins one by one.

    It can also be caused by a corrupt normal.dot. Delete normal.dot and a new
    one will be created.
    Guest, Nov 1, 2009
  16. Veronica

    cwl7454 Guest

    What I found out thru trial and process is that a couple of third part
    apps installed will cause the problem also, one related to wor
    indirectly "Affixa" and one not related in any way that I can se
    "VisiPics". Thru process of elimination, uninstalling, one at a time i
    the way I found them.
    Just today I installed a third party app, and upon restarting saw tha
    the network printer was not on the toolbar. Investigated and word doc
    "Not Responding" once again, uninstalled app "AnyDVD Converto
    Professional Trial" restarted and everything is fine once again
    Might trry this if none of the above will work for you
    cwl7454, Dec 13, 2009
  17. cannot find system backup
    Raymond Ellis, Mar 2, 2010
  18. Veronica

    Bookman Guest

    Do you mean Windows Backup and Restore Center?
    Bookman, May 2, 2010
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.