It is exactly for the following reason that I strongly dislike doing support for Windows. I have one client that I’m helping out at the moment in between Waugh Partners work, and it is driving me nuts!
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002). Click on OK to terminate the application.
This behavior may occur if you install Office 2003 and Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) on your computer, and do any of the following:
â€¢ You upgrade your Windows XP Home-based computer to Windows XP Professional.
â€¢ You reinstall Windows XP on your computer.
â€¢ You perform a repair of Windows XP on your computer.
Support message found here.
So basically, if I run a repair, which I did, it’ll give me a random error that doesn’t mean anything. And the fix is to apply a service pack.