Microsoft Outlook 2003 Crashing

I am using Microsoft Outlook 2003 on Windows XP SP3 with Microsoft exchange on server. Occosionally I am getting this error and it makes my system freeze. I have to log off or restart the pc.
Error says: "microsoft office has been disabled as your default word editor"
I checked under option, microsoft office is still my default word editor. It's checked.

What else may be cause this?

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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Another thing to try is to set up a new userid (profile) in Windows. Then run the new profile. See if Outlook continues to crash in the new profile. You could have a profile error.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do an Office Repair. Go to Word (say) and under tools (or possibly help) is Office Repair. Do an Office Repair and see if that fixes it.

If not, consider doing a complete uninstall / restart / re-install of Office. ... Thinkpads_User
tech1guyAuthor Commented:
I treid to repair....after some time same error comes back. Is there any other option left rather than I reinstalling is my last option.
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tech1guyAuthor Commented:
ok, will try this and get back to u in couple of days.
Wes MillerInfromation Technology SupportCommented:
Try this:
 Start-> Run-> type; winword.exe /a ,
Close Word then
 Start-> Run-> type; Outllook  /cleanprofile
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to assist. ... Thinkpads_User
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