Use Diagnostics to Repair Microsoft Word

The Diagnostics option replaces the Detect and Repair function you found in previous versions of Microsoft Office. 

Use this to:  

  • Check for corrupt files and registry settings in MS Office.
  • Check for hard disk issues.
  • Verify your computer has latest service packs.
  • Identify conflicting versions of Microsoft Office Outlook.

To run the Diagnostics in MS Word:

  1. Click Microsoft Office and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Resources.
  3. Click Diagnose.
  4. Click Continue and then click Start Diagnostics.

Before you do this, close all open programs, especially for memory and RAM testing.