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Subject:Re: Linking To Graphics-WORD From:"Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 4 Feb 1999 13:34:18 -0500
>>>From: Huber, Mike [mailto:mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM]
>>>Subject: Re: Linking To Graphics-WORD
>>>What happened was that an unrelated program had barfed
>>>temporary files all over my C drive, leaving almost no free
>>>space. This took my a while to notice, because I keep all my
>>>documents on my D drive, which had a bit over a gig free.
>>>Anyway, Word was apparently trying to use the C drive to
>>>store some of its own temporary files in order to show
>>>graphics, and, since it failed to store the temporary files,
>>>it showed the red X instead.
There used to be a faq about the "red X" problem in Word. One of the
troubleshooting steps was to check whether your drives were full. However,
the "Red X" issue was bigger than the simple house cleaning functions
Microsoft suggested; it was a bona fide bug.
I suggest going to http://www.microsoft.com to troubleshoot the Red X
problem after first making sure you have enough RAM, enough HDD space, fast
saves is disabled, and after getting and installing the MS Service Releases.