Error message occurs when you repair, update, or start an Office 2003 program: "Error 2908. An internal error has occurred"


You receive the following error message in one of the Microsoft Office 2003 programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section:
Error 2908. An internal error has occurred
You receive this error message when you perform any one of the following tasks:
  • Repair an Office 2003 program
  • Install a software update
  • Start an Office 2003 program


To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • If you are running Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or a later version, repair the installation. For more information about how to repair the .NET Framework, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    908077 How to manually remove and then reinstall the .NET Framework 2.0

  • Install the latest version of the Microsoft .NET Framework. To obtain the latest version, visit the following Microsoft Update Web site:

Article ID: 929681 - Last Review: Oct 8, 2008 - Revision: 1