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For a Microsoft Office XP version of this article, see 290137
When you start one of the Microsoft Office 2000 programs for the first time, Windows Installer may start, and you are prompted to restart your computer. When you click Yes, an error message similar to the following is briefly displayed:
Note, you are not prompted to dismiss the error message. It quickly disappears right before Windows restarts.
The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down.
This error message occurs when all of the following conditions are true:
You can ignore this error message and your Office programs will still have complete functionality.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 217605 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 1.4