First I did a "Typical install". After rebooting from the error a few times, I tried to repair the install from CD. I got the same errors. Then, I used the CD to uninstall the program, rebooted and then did a "Complete Install". I got the same freezing problems.
I checked Event Manager and saw "Application Hang" errors (101) after "Msinstaller" warnings.
Since this happens on more than 1 program, I think this has to do with some shared files- possibly DLL's. Is this logical? Do I have to use Windows' remove programs also? Should I stop Norton Anti-Virus while I do the install?
Bottom line- What can I do to get Office to run normally?