Machine bogs right down when Word opens

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey Guys,

    I am baffled by this one. When clicking on word documents, the whole machine bogs right down. I tried the usual spyware, antivirus stuff. Nothing.

    Machine is a workstation in an Office. The documents are not located on the fileserver but on the desktop of the workstation itself.

    Machine is a Win2000Pro with Office 2000 on it.

    I know it's pretty bare description, but at the moment, I don't know what else to describe.


    Any ideas


    Thanks in advance,


    Heeter
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    uninstall word and reinstall it if you can.
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Is it when opening a saved word document, opening up a blank word document, or both?
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Both, KC.

    I will see if the original CD's are still laying in that office somewhere.

    Heeter
     
  5. Techno Child

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    Macro virus? I would think that these wouldn't show up in any virus scan/anti-spyware program...

    Just a thought
     
  6. kcnychief

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    Another thing to do is to try and open Word in safe mode. Go to start, run and type "winword.exe /a" (no quotes)

    If this opens fine, it may be something with the Normal.dot or something in the Office Startup
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Do you have Norton AV? My work PC lags for a few seconds when I open word because of the antivirus plugin.
     
  8. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Nortons has been removed from this machine, but it was in there at one point.

    I will try that KC. Word in safe mode.

    Macro virus? how would I check for that?


    Thanks for all your responses.



    Heeter
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Well when you launch Word in Safe Mode, Macros/Plugins don't load.

    That's a good starting point, we can see what happens.