Is more than one version of Office installed? If no, then see
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=217440 "You receive error messages
when you start Office 2000 programs".
Acupro Tech wrote:
> I have two freshly installed XP Pro SP2 Boxes that keep getting this error
> when opening Word.
> "The Office Assistant could not be started. Please repair the Assistant by
> running Office 2000 setup and selecting Repair Office 2000."
> I have tried to repair, reinstall and have followed the virtual memory fix
> (which really applies to 98 anyway) described in the Microsoft KB article on
> this error.
> Any resistance to Microsoft is futile but assistance with their products
> would be greatly appreciated.