When I click on Word (Windows ME), the "Word 2000" window appears, but the hourglass stays on for ever & Word doesn't open. Whilst clearing out some internet files and cookies, having used the search facility to find & delete files and folders relating to an unsolicited internet homepage that kept reappearing, I deleted a couple of .dll files as they had suspicious names. Whilst this failed to get rid of the rogue homepage (the problem has since been resolved via this forum through someone having had same problem), the problem with Word 2000 happened immediately afterwards. I've tried re-installing Word 2000 but this hasn't helped. I've tried System Restore, but this keeps freezing.