Regardless of what program I am starting I simply get a blank template with an hourglass and it (whatever program I am attempting to open) immediately goes to the dreaded "Not Responding". I have tried to let the program sit for a while, but nothing happens. I have also tried to kill the program process in Task Manager, but that does not yield any tangible results either. What I am left with is rebooting... very frustrating. I am not sure what is causing this: if there is another process that is causing my problem, maybe a Microsoft Update or if it is Office itself.
I have run AVG Anti-Virus, EMSI A-Squared, Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition and Windows Defender and all seems to be "OK" - no viruses, malware, etc. Furthermore, I am running SP2 for Office Pro 2003, and have been prior to this problem set. I am going to attempt to download SP3 and give that a shot (crossing fingers) after I set a restore point.
Any ideas, suggestions, etc...?
Thanks in advance!