MS Office Word 2007 Has Stopped Working

Registry Editor

Let me fix it myself

hendricreative.wordpress.com – Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To resolve this problem, delete the

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data

registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Exit all Office programs.
  2. Click Start
    the Start button

    , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    User Account Control permission

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

  3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data
  4. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes.
  5. Exit Registry Editor.
  6. Restart Word.

Now go to the “Did this fix the problem?” section.

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