How do I fix "Buffer overrun detected!" when I want to send emails?

By eweger ·
This just started today for some reason. I've been using Outlook and Word 2003 for years, and just started getting this today.

"Microsoft Visual C++ Library " on the header of the warning message.

It says in the box - "Program - Microsoft Office\Office11\Winword.exe".

This happens mostly when I try to type an email in Hebrew, although it apparently happens if I write a longer message in English. I've been writing in Hebrew for years, so that's not new.

I think that my winword is connected to my outlook, since it uses the same dictionary to check spelling.

Addition - now its doing the same thing in Powerpoint. The minute I try to edit a powerpoint slide, it gives me this error... Anyone have some advice???

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Could be corrupt Office install

by EdLockett In reply to How do I fix "Buffer over ...

A good first place to start would be to try 'Detect and repair' from the Help menu in any Office program.

If this does not resolve your issue, I would try re-installing Office.

Hope this helps...
Good luck

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When did you install the February M$ Updates?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How do I fix "Buffer over ...

There where a heap pf Office Updates in that and it would be where I start looking.


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Got an answer that worked.... for anyone else who has the same problem ....

by eweger In reply to When did you install the ...

Called my computer repair shop, and they were familiar with the problem. The custom dictionary caused the problem, by emptying it out, the problem was solved. Here's how:

Go go My Computer/C:/Docs&Settings/User/ Application Data/Microsoft/Proof. There will be a txt file called custom. Ppen it, delete the contents and save it empty. voila!

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