Once again, trying to fix issues on my father's computer in NC from CA.

This one is weird. Word seems to have disappeared from his installed programs.

His shortcuts still have the Word icon, but nothing happens when I click on them.
Word is gone from the program menu.
The links open fine in WordPad.
How can the icons show properly if Word doesn't seem to be installed?

Any suggestions?
Scanning now for viruses.

No way to re-install Word, this is a crappy computer his university built for him and it came pre-installed.
If nothing else I guess I could install OpenOffice.
Thanks.