The funny things is that I also installed Norton Antivirus 2005 for a friend on a Windows 2000 machine. Same thing, but it only happens when I start Word, not Outlook. I spent 2 days trying to get rid off the problem. I followed every suggestion from Microsoft as well as other people as I thought the fault was with v2.0 of the MS Installer. I made everything run form the hard disk, changed registry entries, downloaded and run Installer Cleaner, etc, etc. Nothing worked.
Having installed Norton on my machine and getting the same problem, I think it's something to do with Norton. On my XP machine I had MS installer 2.0 and Norton 2002 for ages, no problem. The moment I installed Norton Antivirus 2005, the problem started.
Can anyone help please. I am tearing my hair out. So annoying.