Fix Microsoft Word Stopped Working in Windows 10

Microsoft office has set itself as one of the most used and best suites for business use and MS Word as the most widely used word processor. But how even best are not immune to some small bugs and unexpected behaviors so is not Word. Word has stopped working is probably know to a wide audience of its users, I think I could safely say that each Word user has experienced this error at least once, luckily the error is not anything to worry about since it is an easily fixable issue.

Try automated solution

RESTORO is a fully one-click automated solution that could fix all PC issues, you can download it for free. Instructions are at the bottom of this article. If you prefer to do things manually however keep on reading and follow the instructions below.

Manual FIXES:

  1. Update MS Word

    Make sure that you are running the latest build of Word in order to eliminate all bugs and to have a smooth running experience. Go to File > Account > Product Information > Update Options and click Enable Update and then select Update Now.

  2. Check the file

    Corrupted files can cause this crash and this error, try opening another text file inside the Word to eliminate file corruption.

  3. Run Word in safe mode and disable add-ins

    Did you know that MS Word has a safe mode like Windows? In this safe mode, Word will boot up just the application without any add-ins installed and in this environment, you can start one add-in by one to see which one is causing the issue.
    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + R to open the run dialog
    Inside run dialog type in winword /safe followed by ENTER to run Word in safe mode
    If MS Word works fine in Safe mode, disable all COM Add-ins (while being in safe mode) and restart Word. Re-enable the add-ins one at a time to identify the problematic one.
    Click on File and then on Options
    Click on Add-Ins from the options list
    Select COM Add-ins from the drop-down menu and click on Go
    Uncheck all the add-ins and click OK to confirm
    Close the Dialog Box and MS Word. Now try running MS Word normally and see if it works
    Repeat steps to enable the add-ins, one at a time, and check which add-in is causing this error

  4. Repair Word installation

    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + R to open the run dialog
    In run dialog type in control panel and press ENTER
    Inside Control Panel click on Programs and Features
    Locate and click on Microsoft Office to select it
    Once selected click on change located on top of the application list
    Once Office Windows loads click on Repair
    Wait for the process to finish

  5. Reinstall MS office

    If all the previous solutions failed next step would be to completely uninstall MS Office and install it again once the old one has been completely removed from the system.
    Go to the control panel as explained in the previous step and select Office
    Instead of Change this time click on uninstall and follow on-screen instructions
    Once uninstall is finished, install a new copy of MS Office.

Congratulations, you have just fixed Microsoft Word Stopped Working in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit errortools.com daily.

Now that’s how you fix Microsoft Word Stopped Working in Windows 10 on a computer. On the other hand, if your computer is going through some system-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  1. Download and install Restoro from the official site.
  2. Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
    restoro application screen
  3. After the scan is completed click the “Start Repair” button.
    restoro application screen
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