MS Word 2000 Fix

Ok, I had the same problem and tried everything like deleting normal.dot, looking for add-ons and uninstalling and reinstalling Office and nothing worked. I figured it was an add-on since it ran with "winword.exe /a" but no add-ons were listed when I tried to look for them. On another thread someone mentioned that add-ons can sometimes be hidden and I thought back and recalled that my problem appeared a few days after installing WinZip's ZipSend service. I uninstalled ZipSend and wallah MS Word worked the first time I tried it. So if all else fails my suggestion is to work backwards and try uninstalling programs you've recently installed.