Yes, it is possible for Wordpad to not be able to open Word .docs. This will allow you to read Word documents: http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/wd97vwr32.aspx > I am using Windows 98SE, and I had MS Word which came > installed on the computer. I do not have Office > installed. My folks sent me an e-mail with an > attachment that has a .doc extension. They told me > what it was, it's a form with information about an > upcoming family event. When I try to open it, I get a > blank page and an illegal operation message, something > about an invalid page fault in MS832.CVR. It's > something similar, I can't remember the exact thing > now. I just tried to reproduce the error and this > time it just froze on a blank page and I had to > Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to shut down Wordpad. My > speculation is that the document sent to me was > created on an MS Office program and this is why my > Wordpad can't open it. I think I have,in the past, > opened such documents with Wordpad, however. All of > my other .doc files are just fine. I've used Quick > View, and the document sent to me is definitely what > it is supposed to be. > > Is this possible, that Wordpad won't open MS Word > documents created with MS Office? For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.