I'm sure someone has gotten the message "There was a problem starting the Office Assistant. Would you like to try reinstalling it?" Every now and then I get this message. I've done the reinstall thing and OA comes back. Few days later same problem. I've followed KB 217440 and 221354 (referring to Oleaut32.dll) and that does not seem to help. Strange thing is that if I do absolutely nothing after gettng the message (i.e., no reinstall), OA returns magically after a few restarts of Word (or Excel, etc.), or a few reboots. Running Win98, 384 MB ram, plenty of HD space, etc.

Any ideas? Walt

ps: OK, I know not everyone likes Office Assistant, but I kind of like the looks of the Genius.