From: Ryan on 03/03/2003
This behavior can occur if the default Word template (Normal.dot) is damaged. Try this........
1.. Quit all instances of Word, including Microsoft Outlook if Word is
set as your e-mail editor.
2.. Click Start and then click Search .
3.. In the Search Results dialog box, under What do you want to search
for? , click All files and folders .
4.. In the All or part of the file name box, type Normal.dot
5.. In the Look in box, select your local hard disk (or an alternate
user template location if you are running Word from a network server).
6.. Click Search to search for the file.
7.. For each occurrence of Normal.dot that appears in the Search
Results dialog box, right-click the file. Click Rename on the shortcut menu.
Type a new name for the file, such as OldNormal.dot or Normal-1.dot , and then press ENTER.
8.. On the File menu, click Close to close the Search program.
This fixed an error I had on my computer when using Word but I had the error message "System is dangerously low on resources"
Let me know if it works-