Microsoft® Word 2007 Keeps Freezing
What are the causes and the ways to fix Microsoft Word 2007 keeps freezing?
Microsoft Word 2007 was released in January 2007. This version has got some drastic changes when compared to earlier versions. You could find that, there is the replacement of the old toolbar and the menu with a newer Ribbon. This is a new user interface and is easy to perform the document authoring tasks. With the Quick Styles, you could be able to insert the pictures in to the document very easily. Whenever you are going to install Microsoft Word 2007, you have to select only the genuine version. So, you have to use the Microsoft website only for downloading the Microsoft Word 2007. That would be licensed version.
Following are the causes of the Microsoft Word 2007 keeps freezing and tips to fix this issue:
- Causes of Microsoft Word 2007 freezing
- Start the Microsoft Word 2007 in safe mode
- Delete the Word Data registry key
Causes of Microsoft Word 2007 freezing
There might be so many reasons for freezing of Microsoft Word 2007 program. It is seen that some of the third-party add-ins would make conflicts with the Word program. As a result, the Microsoft Word 2007 would freeze. These issues would also arise if the global template is being corrupted. Another major cause is the virus. If your system is affected by viruses, that would cause the freezing of Microsoft Word 2007. If they are present, that would cause the corruption of Microsoft Word 2007 components and the it freezes. Some of the non-genuine third-party software might also be the cause of this freezing.
Start the Microsoft Word 2007 in safe mode
You have to select Start and then All Programs. In that, you have to select Microsoft Office. You need to press and then hold the CTRL key and click Microsoft Word. If there is no issue at that, then the real problem might be some of the add-ins present in the Microsoft Word 2007. So, you need to disable that add-ins. In order to do that, you have to take File menu and then Options. You have to look for Add-ins. Then click GO in the Manage Com-in Add. If there are add-ins you have to clear the check box for disabling them. Then, close Microsoft Word 2007 and try to restart.
This step has to be done with great care. First of all, you need to exit all the Microsoft Office programs. Then, click Start and then in Run, you have to type 'regedit' and click OK. You need to locate the registry sub keys for data and options. Then, click Data and after that, click at Export which is on File menu. You need to name the file as Wddata.reg and then try to save that to desktop. After that, click the Options and select Export. You have to name it as Wdoptn.reg and you need to save that to desktop. After that, you have to right-click the Data and Options and select Delete one by one. Then, exit the registry and start the Microsoft Word 2007 again. If the issue persists, you have to restore those keys.