How To Start Word In Safe Mode

Even though it is highly unusual to encounter stability issues with Microsoft Word, it does happen on occasion. If Word is not starting properly, you can start it in Safe Mode to try to sort out what the problem may be.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Key in winword /safe
  3. Tap your Enter key

This will open word without loading any add-ons that could be preventing the application from working. You are now able to open and edit your documents.

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