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Nasty Word 2003 error - with solution

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    I've faced a very ugly word 2003 error (screenshot attached):

    "Buffer overrun detected. A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program's internal state"

    I guess that this happens after installing SP3 or KB928366 but I can't assure this.

    Word dies after a few seconds of editing a document, and so Outlook when using Word for editing.

    Google told me the solution but only in Hebrew, I guess that it's not only a Hebrew issue as I've found some references in other languages.

    So here it goes: Just delete or rename custom.dic in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\proof folder.

    This file holds the additions to the default dictionary, so say goodbye to them. It's a low price to pay to keep using word and Outlook.

    Say thanks if it helped

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