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You receive an error message or the program stops responding when you try save a file in Word 2002 and in Word 2003
Article ID: 291178 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q291178
For a Microsoft Word 2000 version of this article, see 211326
For a Microsoft Word 97 version of this article, see 180905
When you try to save a Microsoft Word file, Word may stop responding, or you may receive one of the following error messages:
There is not enough memory or disk space to complete the operation.
There is insufficient memory or disk space. Close extra windows and save your work.
There is insufficient memory or disk space. Close an application.
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
If this problem persists, contact the program vendor.
Word cannot complete the save due to a file permission error.(Path\File_name)
When you are working with Word (and with other programs for Microsoft Windows), the Windows page file can increase in size. This increase can be large and can use up most or all of the available disk space.
Note This behavior has been reported to occur if your computer is running certain versions of antivirus software.
This behavior can also occur if you are saving to a full floppy disk.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods:
To prevent this behavior, add more hard disk space, either by adding a larger disk drive or by using a disk compression utility.
Note If you are running antivirus software, try turning it off. If this corrects the behavior, contact the manufacturer of your antivirus software for an update or workaround.