Microsoft® Word 2010 Freezes
What is Microsoft Word 2010 freezing issue? How it can be resolved?
Microsoft Word 2010 is the latest document editing application from Microsoft which can be used for creating documents, reports, etc. You may face some issues with Microsoft Word 2010 as you are working with it. These issues may include freezes, hangs, crashes, word stops working, etc. Freezing of Word 2010 results in loss of your important documents and therefore is a critical issue. If the application is not enabled with the auto recover feature, then you will lose your important documents after the issue. So, it is important to identify the reasons behind the issue and resolve them to make the application work properly.
Here are some notes on Microsoft Word 2010 freezing issue:
- Reason for freezes
- Delete the Word Data registry key
- Disable add-ins
Reason for freezes
There may be a number of reasons behind the freezing issue with Microsoft Word 2010. It may come as a result of some third-party applications like antivirus software conflicting with the application. You may also face this issue due to some global templates in Word 2010 getting corrupted. Some incorrect or incompatible add-ons which are recently added may also result in Word freezing. Another reason for the freezing issue includes corrupted word components. The issue can also come due to some viruses or registry corruptions.
Delete the Word data registry key
One possible step to fix the Microsoft Word 2010 freezing issue is to delete the Word data registry key. To do this, you need to close down all office programs and type in 'regedit' in the 'Run' prompt. It will open up the system registry Editor in which you need to select the 'Data' subkey under the 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'. You need to then click the 'Data' and select 'Export' in the 'File' menu. The file is to be named as 'Wddata.reg.' You need to then get the 'Option' subkey under 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' and select 'Export' option and name the folder as 'Wdoptn.reg'. You need to then remove the 'Data' and 'Options' and get the issues fixed.
Another possible step to fix the Microsoft Word 2010 freezing issue is to disable add-ins. To do this, you need to start the program in Safe Mode. This can be done by holding down the 'Ctrl' key and clicking Microsoft Word 2010. You need to then select the 'File' menu of Word 2010 and select the 'Add-in' option. You need to then remove each add-in one by one. You can then try restarting Microsoft Word 2010 and see the issue fixed.
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