You might want to uninstall Office Starter and re-install.
Uninstall it from the control panel.
When it is done, go back to the Windows Start menu and programs and click on Microsoft Office 2010, then select Use in the first dialog and then Open on the second one.
That will re-install Office Starter.
Yep the reinstall did it for me. I would advise anyone with this problem to do the same. Thanks Irene