Word XP "Preparing to Install" every time its run?
Posted on 2003-03-19
I have a situation with a new PC. Windows XP Pro and Office XP were installed and everything was working as it should. Then after a couple of weeks, when I start Word, I see that little "Preparing to install" box flash up only for a second or two, and word takes as long as 30 seconds to appear on the screen.
I did a repair installation and a reinstall and I still have the problem.
It only happens with Word, Excel starts just fine.
Is there some way to find out what it is that word thinks it needs to install, and then, to make it give up? :-)