Phillip Corcoran said:
Microsoft knowledgebase article for Office Setup Error 1713
is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926279
Thank you for your input Phil. I did as you suggested and used the "setup" option rather than the "repair "shortcut. Outlook then installed and repaired itself . I then encountered a new problem. When I added email addresses and did the setup email protocol setup, The process seemed to work properly but the next time I tried to use the outlook program to send emails , it crashed and informed me , "A previous repair has failed and this program will now close". Dunno what to do with that one. Any ideas?