Try Start, Run and type in winword and press OK. Word should start. If it doesn't, check in Control Panel,Add/Remove Programs and see if Microsoft Word (or Microsoft Office) is listed.
You could also try normal.dot click HERE
For several years I have been using MS Word to create documents and to type letters. Suddenly as of last night I cannot open MS Word. I get a message which says trying to install it and please put in disc if I click onto any document or any shortcut which involves MS Word. I can't imagine why this program is suddenly gone from my computer like it has been uninstalled (which it hasn't been). Can anyone suggest how I can retrieve this program without reinstalling it.
I use XP Pro SP2 on a 2.15 GH AMD aathlon processor with 512 MB of memory and have an80 G HD with 67 G free space. I scan regularly with Avast AV, Ewido, Spybot and ad-aware and use Registry optimizer and Spyware Blaster.