I have a macbook with snow lepard, and I have just installed parallels to be able to run windows 7 for some excel features. But windows 7 does'nt run smooth.

First of all the "Start Menu" in the buttom is missing (and this is not because of hiding configurations or anaything).

Secondly microsoft office word 2007 keeps closing down. It says "APPCRASH Winword etc." It typically closes down when I scroll with the mouse in some menu's in word.

Do anyone here have a resolution to my two problems?