Microsoft Office Word 2002 and all later versions have a built-in functionality called Open and Repair which enables the Word program to automatically detect and fix any problems in a Word document while it is opened. In Windows XP, you can however choose to force open the Open and Repair feature in Microsoft Word while opening a Word document.
Steps to perform Windows XP Word file repair using Open and Repair tool:
The Open and Repair feature scans for any issues in that Word file and tries to resolve them to make it re-accessible. However, note that this in-built function is not capable of fixing Windows XP Word files if those files are corrupted or are severely damaged. You will need a reliable third party Word file repair tool such as Remo Repair Word in order to perform an extensive Windows XP Word file repair. Before proceeding with the steps to repair Windows XP Word file, here are a few noted scenarios that can harm or corrupt a Microsoft Word file.
Scenarios that can harm or corrupt a Microsoft Word file:
Fix Windows XP Word file using Remo Repair Word:
Remo Repair Word is by far the superior software compared to the Microsoft Word’s built-in Open and Repair feature. It can fix severely damaged or corrupt Word files and also carry out Windows XP Word file fix for those file which have encountered any of the above mentioned scenarios. You can as well preview the contents from the fixed Word file after fixing Windows XP Word files prior to saving them back on to any desired location.
Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair Word on your Windows XP. Run the software to browse the corrupt Word file and click "Repair" button.
Figure A: Main Screen
Step 2: You can view the repair progress through progress screen once the repair is initiated.
Figure B: Repairing Progress
Step 3: After the repair process gets complete, you can preview the repaired Word document by using "Preview File" option.
Figure C: Preview Repaired File
Step 4: Click on "Save" option to save the repaired Word document to any location.
Figure D: Save Repaired File