When you run an Office XP program for the first time, Windows Installer starts and you are prompted to restart your computer. When you press Yes, you briefly see a message similar to the following before your computer start to shutdown:

The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down.

This behavior may occur if an administrator advertised Office XP by running Setup with the /j switch and you use an Office XP shortcut for the first time.

You can safely ignore this message. Your Office programs will function properly.