This computer came in the other day with Word 2000 showing no toolbars. Shortly later Word 2000, would stop responding and turn into a white window. Word would open without any problems using
winword /a from the run box. This only seemed to effect Word 2000, but not excel, outlook, or powerpoint.
I tried reinstalling, repairing, deleting normal.dot, and deleting several recommended registry keys, however none of this resolved the issue. What did resolve the issue was a solution I saw on Microsoft Answers. The solution was to uninstall the “Office Live Add-in.” Once removed and the system rebooted, Word 2000 worked perfectly fine.