run Microsoft Word 2000 via winword.exe/a?

I am using Microsoft Word 2000 on my Laptop with windows XP, I HAVE TO run Microsoft Word via RUN--> Winword.exe/a, if no /a, it shows up "microsoft word for windows has encounterd a problem" , how can I fix this problem, I want to run word via ALL PROGRAMS-->Microsoft word, not RUN-->winword.exe/a. thank u for ur help.

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  • Me2
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    If Word is running, close the program.

    Click Start and Run, then type

        shell:appdata\microsoft\templates

    and press Enter.  Rename Normal.dot to Normal.dot.bad and then close the folder.

    Open Word normally to determine if the problem is resolved.  Note that a pristine version of Normal.dot is created when the program starts.

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