Another fix your computer post… My sister’s system blew again after a power surge despite the APC backup battery. Jacques helped fix boot issues, but Office was corrupted too. Repair option of Office in add/remove programs didn’t help. After de-installing Office, install would now fail with:
Sarah is now trying steps I found for same error code for VS 2005 – apparently a .NET Framework installer related corruption. Will update later…
Update: the steps didn’t work. Actually only further corrupted the Windows installation to a point even start menu won’t work. The system is hosed and Sarah can’t send me a remove assistance request as Live Messenger went down with .NET as well. Re-install approaching, great!