troubleshooting Question

Windows 98 out of memory when loading Word

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I'm running Win 98SE and office 2000 word. Everything works fine until I try to start Word. I can run excel, access, powerpoint, etc. and any other software I have (not all at once of course) but when I try to start Word it freezes at the startup screen and eventually I get a message saying  Insufficient memory to start . . . after that I cannot start any other software without a dangerously low on resources warning popping up. At this point the computer sometimes locks up completely and, if I can cancel the word startup, sometimes returns to a normal looking desktop. However, at this point I can sometimes hit the start button and only a blank box appears with no programs,  control panel, etc shown so I have to reboot anyway and the whole things starts again. I have uninstalled and reinstalled office. I've run virus scans, used msconfig to reduce startups to a minimum, run anti spyware programs and they come up with nothing.
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