When you start an Office 2003 program on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
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: • You upgrade your Windows XP Home-based computer to Windows XP Professional.
• You reinstall Windows XP on your computer.
• You perform a repair of Windows XP on your computer.
To resolve this behavior, after you upgrade your Windows XP Home-based computer to Windows XP Professional, or you perform a reinstall or repair of Windows XP, reinstall Windows XP SP1a on your computer.
After you reinstall the service pack, restart your computer.