Dialog box opens up to tell me that Office XP with Frontpage is trying to install

Question

since about 3 days ago, when i try to open a window to the internet, a dialog box opens up to tell me that microsoft office XP professional with front page is tryign to install itself on my computer. the option to cancel comes up, but when you hit that, it just reopens the installation window and keeps on going. The same thing happens when you hit the X button to close the window. When you let it run it's course, it tells you to insert the disk with this information on the disk to the computer. the thing is, my computer is running fine otherwise, and i do not think that i need to reinstall anything. When you hit cancel from this window, it tells you that error 1706 has occured, and that it cannot set up the required files. You cant get out of these windows, and no matter how many times you hit cancel or close, it starts all over again with the installation box popping up. Its really frustrating because its hard to get anythign done with these windows coming up.. they arent regular popups.. they are somethign else.. Im not sure if this is a good enough description of my problem.. but help1!!

and i have already run a virus scan on my comp.. it came up negative, and i have just recently updated it, because my computer had the sasser worm... so i dont think its a virus.. plus its updated automatically.....

please help!!!

thank you..

Answer

This question was answered on June 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To whom it may concern:

Sounds like you had previously installed Office XP And you tried to uninstall but did it inproperly To resolve this go to start, settings, then control panel Once in the control panel, click Add/Remove Programs, when the Add/Remove programs window pops up look down to see if there is Office XP in the list If there is highlight it and click remove, once it is done reboot your computer After you reboot you should be good to go.

Regards,

Dimitrios Theodorou

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Posted by Dimitrios of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 20, 2004