clicking excel xp home edition shortened forces professional xp search

I started to receive an error message when I click on the shortcut to excel that says please wait while windows configures Excel XP Professional.  When I cancel it gives me an error 1706.  I am running XP Home, non-professional.  The only thing I can think is that either it is a virus or my son used his school and somehow flash player, he has fucked my excel.  How can I fix it - I am not a technophile.

Once I have cancel and click ok in the error message, it will go ahead and bring up my excel and work well.  I deleted the shortcut and made a new directly on my excel icon in the office 10 folder.  Don't know what else to do.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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