Windows installer pops up when I open Word

September 29, 2010 at 19:10:52
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Xeon CPU2.4Ghz/1.00GB RAM
Whenever I open an Office app the Windows installer pops up, Preparing to install; installing Word Feature; Installation Error File not found - A required installation file SKU111.CAB could not be found. I inherited this computer from my former employer in lieu back pay so I do not have the original install discs.

I noticed this first when attempting to open an attachment which was a simple one page Word doc. The only other thing I can recall that may be related was installing update to Adobe Flash Player which I have uninstalled after reading elsewhere that may be the cause. It wasn't.

Using Windows XP, SP 3 and Office 2003

Thanks in advance for any help!!

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September 30, 2010 at 20:04:29
Could find nothing specific to 2003, this is for 2000:


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October 1, 2010 at 07:28:25
Mike, thanks so much for your help!

I tried each of the methods described and none of them worked. However I miraculously found an old Office 2003 disc! I removed and reinstalled Office and all components. It is back in good working order. Thanks again and thank you all for this great site!!

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October 1, 2010 at 08:23:00
Glad I could help, even though nothing I suggested worked. :-)


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