Reasons for winword.exe always running in the background
What causes winword.exe to run in the background?
Microsoft Word is a commercial word processor, designed and developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is included as a part of Microsoft Office productivity suite of programs. Winword.exe is a process of Microsoft Word and it is the main program for Microsoft Word. For running Microsoft Word and for its use on your computer, winword.exe process should be allowed to run on your system. But if you find the process taking your system memory when you are not running Microsoft Word on your computer, you will need to terminate the process. The termination of any active process on your computer can be done by launching Windows Task Manager.
Reasons due to which winword.exe is running in the background and the ways to fix this problem are:
- Winword.exe active issue
- Fixing from Task Manager
- Disable from start up
Winword.exe active issue
You may find the windowrd.exe active on your computer and this may lead you to your system facing hanging issues. You can find your system resources are greatly used and your Task Manager is showing the process being using a great deal. You can find that process in your Task Manger, but the application will not be running on your system. If you restart your PC, you will have the same trouble, but you cannot find winword.exe enabled after start up.
Fixing from Task Manager
To fix winword.exe issue on your computer, you can make use of Task Manager. From Task manager you can end the winword.exe process. To do this, you can click 'Start' and then navigate to 'Run' and type in 'taskmgr.' This will open up Task Manager, click on the 'Processes' option and from here, you can scroll down to find winword.exe and click on 'End Process' option to stop the process.
You can disable winword.exe from running on your computer at the time of start up, if you see that winword.exe automatically starts. For this you can click on 'Start' and then click on the 'Run'. In the Command Prompt window, you can type in 'msconfig,' and you can uncheck winword.exe process and then click 'Apply'.
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