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Microsoft Outlook 2003 Crashing

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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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by:John Hurst
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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
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I treid to repair....after some time same error comes back. Is there any other option left rather than reinstall...as I reinstalling is my last option.
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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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ok, will try this and get back to u in couple of days.
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by:Wes Miller
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Try this:
 Start-> Run-> type; winword.exe /a ,
Close Word then
 Start-> Run-> type; Outllook  /cleanprofile
 
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Thank you. I was pleased to assist. ... Thinkpads_User
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