|OK, lets try some old school stuff:|
Let's start with the Normal.dotm file.
it is usually located in:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Just delete or rename the file. When you next run Word a new Normal.dotm file
will be created.
See if that helps, if not:
Try starting Word in Safe Mode:
In the Run box, type: winword.exe /a
This will check and see if something is loading automatically in your Word Startup folder that is misconfigured or corrupt. It will also launch with NO ADD-INS
If it works, then one of your add-ins has gone rogue.
Just disable ALL your add-ins and one by one reenable them till you fine the one that is causing the problem.
Also, update your Printer Drivers, which may sound strange, but has been known to work with other problems.
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