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By abs65560 ·
I am using MS word 2000 and the problem is that when I type a word and then hit the space bar the word repeats. I have tried to find a setting to no avail and have removed MS office and reinstalled after refreshing the Windows Files. Still no joy. OS is Windows 2000 SP4 all Updates, Machine is not on the internet so no antivirus software running. Have tried starting defaults startup and does the same thing. Help I have exhausted my resources. Have found nothing on the internet or from MS.

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by The Hive In reply to Word Repeats

Not using the Internet doesn't spare you from viruses so do have an antivirus installed and scan your system. It could be a macro virus or your spacebar was assigned as a 'hotkey' for that purpose.

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by abs65560 In reply to Word Repeats

System has been checked by adaware, spybot and also norton antivirus. Macros have been checked. Also office has been removed the registry has been cleaned and we have manually gone in and loked for and removed and referral to ms office. Have used the MS office removal and cleaners tools and then office was reinstalled fresh. Still no change.

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by Lord Foul In reply to Word Repeats

Sounds like an Autocorrect or Autotext issue. These entries are activated by the spacebar (or enter or F3) so maybe there is a hidden suprise in your autocorrect or autotext entries.

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by djpope In reply to Word Repeats

I am almost sure it is an auto correct problem. Someone may be playing a joke on you and changed a word and replaces it with the word that repeats. For example: I enter the word "The" and then I click my space bar and it get replaced with "The The The The The". I do not think it is a virus because I am pretty sure you may have an anti-virus that will tell you, but if not, well I guess you don't know what harm you may cause your system.

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by abs65560 In reply to Word Repeats

Does not seem to be a virus. I have loaded updated and run Spybot, Adaware and Norton. Nothing shows up. If a macro is turned on then I am uable to find it. Also after removing and replacing Office and cleaning the registry there is no change??

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by Aakash Shah In reply to Word Repeats

Just as a test, create a new account on that computer and then see if the problem persists for the new user account also. If not, then you now it's a user setting that messed up and not a computer setting.

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by abs65560 In reply to Word Repeats

Have tried other users that were already there, ie (administrator) and created new users, all do excatly the same thing. No other part of office does this. Not Excel or any other program like word pad. It is only inherrent to word. Again have wiped out office and all registry entries. Short of reloading the system with and fdisk and format. I do appreciate the comments though.

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