Office application keeps trying to installl

After successfully installing Office 2003, I keeping getting the "preparing to install" box everytime I start Windows, open a new window, open an application or do just about anything else on this system. I have tried a few fixes online including running registry cleaners, changing registry permissions and using the Windows Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter all to no avail. I was wondering if any of you had any suggestions.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
what's the OS that got OFC2K3 installed? is it fully patched?
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi,

A common cause for this is a) some malwarescanner has deleted files it shouldnt have done or you install media can be damaged (scratches and all).
My first advise would be to check your install media, clean it OR download it again en reinstall Office. (you could try the repair option in control panel\software)
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Hi,

Have you try to use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/en-gb.

What version of Windows OS are you running?
Is your OS and office fully patched?

Regards
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medium_gradeAuthor Commented:
@bbao: It's Windows Vista Business. It's for an elderly gentleman.
@Patricksr1972: The media being used is an un-opened disk. I have also tried a separate downloadable media.
@giveandtake638: The Installer Cleanup Utility has been replaced with the Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter which I have used to uninstall and reinstall. My OS and Office is fully patched. Still no luck.

Anymore suggestions?
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Could you try a chkdsk c: /F /R (needs a reboot)

If this fails you could have a go with   SFC /scannow
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evandrotexJr Network AdministratorCommented:
Hi everybody!

Did you install in another user?
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medium_gradeAuthor Commented:
I ended up reformatting the PC. Resolved it.
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medium_gradeAuthor Commented:
I found the answer on my own.
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