From a few days ago, I've had this problem. I can open MS Word 2000 or 2002 fine. But after typing a few lines, MS Word freezes. Then the computer freezes entirely. I cannot even open Task Manager (by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL). To turn off the computer to restart the computer, I had to press the ON/OFF button of the computer.
I've tried reinstaling both Word programs, and even performed repairs. I have done this a few times for each version of Word. Neither method has solved the problem.
I've noticed that when Word freezes, the "pen and notepad" picture of the Spelling and Grammar Check freezes. So, I've tried disabling the Check. It didn't sovle the problem either. I've also deleted the Spelling and Grammar Check folder (under the Registry Editor "regedit"). Word has reinstalled the Check when I did this. But still, after typing a few lines, it freezes again! I don't get any error messages.
Other Office programs such as Excel work fine. Also, other programs work fine. It's only Word that's causing problems!
I use Microsoft XP (Home Edition) and my computer is HP Pavillion 720a.
I'd really appreciate it if someone could solve this problem.