It turned out to be the video card driver.
Hi, i've got a strange re-occuring problem where my Word 2003 (installed on xp) shuts down completely sometimes when i maximise a document from the taskbar. It's not a problem with the same document, it happens with any. It doesn't happen all the time though. Its usually when maximizing after being on another program. The process seems to completely shut down. Any opened word documents dissapear. When i restart word i get the recovery files if i'm lucky.
I've tried the Detect & Repair tool but it hasn't solved anything. There are no error messages and nothing is shown on the Event Viewer.
Just of interest, i can 'force' the shutdown if i continuously minimize and maximise a word document and flicking to other programs and back again. then if the word document is minimized while i'm on anothe program, as soon as i flick back to word, i see the window breafly opening up, then it dissapears. I don't know if that would reveal anything.
Any help would be much appreciated.