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XP Pro SP 3 - Microsoft Office 2003

Recently Firefox, my browser, once again updated. Every time this happens, the rest of my programs go wonky for a few days. I suspect that Firefox has caused this problem somehow.

This time, for some reason, when I have Outlook open (basically always), Word suddenly launches for no apparent reason, and then crashes, multiple times. I can still send email, but sometimes have to open and close a message window a few times before it works.

I tried the repair tool in the Help section, but I have an OEM install and do not have the disk.

I have rebooted about 10 times and it still happens.

Any advice?

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You can turn off Microsoft Word as the default editor for Outlook. Instructions are listed here.

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Thanks. This has had the added benefit of having my email launch more quickly. – Xavierjazz Sep 7 '11 at 17:24

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