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re install word

by barb214 / December 14, 2004 10:02 PM PST

Due to a home page hi jack i re installed my ME o\s and all the Microsoft works suite 2000 programmes, all except word were re installed, an error message 'internal error 2349 contact vendor' came up, Tech help from the Dell supplier has been no good, they direct me to the Microsoft web site, they will not respond as the system was factory installed, I believe that this is a known Microsoft problem, especially with re installation from a dvd,Any suggestions on how i can recover 'word', I did not re format my disc, so all the original files and folders are on my hard drive. To date I have tried copying the re installation disc to my hard drive, with no success.any help please

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Try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 10:16 PM PST
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As to it being a known problem, I agree. The current plague of spyware is becoming more virulent but you seem to think Microsoft "knows" what broke in that spyware infection. Sadly, this is not the case and a compromised system may not have a ready fix.

For now, try the usual. Delete the NORMAL.DOT file and try again.

If you need a nearly same-as Word wordprocessor, install Open Office from until your system finds a repair.

Again, expecting Dell or Microsoft to know what that spyware did or how to "fix" without wiping out the OS is ... wishful thinking.


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re install word
by barb214 / December 18, 2004 10:52 PM PST
In reply to: Try the usual.

Thanks Bob, Can you expand on the delete the NORMAL.DOT' file please. When I run the 'find files and folders' there is nothing found.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2004 11:04 PM PST
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Have you tried the cleanup...
by Edward ODaniel / December 20, 2004 1:47 AM PST
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tool available here;en-us;290301

Sometimes a cleanup then reinstallation does the trick.

Sometimes the problem happens when you install using a DVD reader abut doesn't happen with the same CD if used in a CD-ROM drive. Do you have a CD-ROM you could try the installation from?

If the software came with the computer it is normally OEM software and it is the vendor's responsibility to provide all necessary support.

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