Background: Windows XP Pro (all SP/updates applied) running MS Office 2003 (all SP/updates applied).
Problem: I start Word/Excel etc. Select File -> Open...click the file I want and the application hangs. I have to go into Task Manager and kill it.
If I open a folder in Windows Explorer, I can double click the file and it opens right up. I can also open the "Recent" files from the Task Pane within Office.