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Word Freezing when Pasting Internet Explorer Content to new Word Doc

March 2, 2013

Recently I ran into a problem where I was trying to paste some very cool Mikrotik info I found into a word doc so I could look at it later. I noticed that if I pasted it into notepad it worked great. I also noticed that what was so odd is that there was a file I could not open I got from somebody.

I could open other doc files but not this one. 

I went on the mad chase of repairing Office

Diagnosing if it was the Word Template

and all sorts of other tricks

In the End it landed up being that I had installed a printer on my NAS using a TCP/IP port and that when the NAS was powered off word would try to connect to this printer in the background and could not.

Rather then boot up my NAS I just removed then entries freom the registry as Im too lazy at this point to fix it for real

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers

Hacked out the Printer that said   NASprinterNameHere

Restarted the spooler service and VOILA

Now word doesnt freeze when opening the document I couldnt open before. Also pasting anything from Web a word doc no longer freezes

Maybe I will figure out why word freezes on non avialable printers later but for now hope this helps someone who runs into this problem

Travis

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