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, 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.