In my case, this issue occured on an XP Pro (SP2) box after running Windows Update.
Word and Excel 2000 were hanging when trying to save or open files and the box was being generally slow and unruly.
As per MSW2KDB, the indicated program stopped responding.
The message contains details on which program and module stopped responding.
NET or something) then application would not start. In some cases, the application that reports as being hung it may simply wait for one of its components.
I had the same error come up and started removing software from control panel.A matching event with Event ID 1001 might also appear in the event log.This matching event displays information about the specific error that occurred.- Application: - See ME942843 for a hotfix applicable to Microsoft Windows Server 2003.From a newsgroup post: "Regarding Office applications errors you can try to disable the Office Plug-in option in Norton".