office opens slow

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by kev59, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    if i open any office application it takes ages to open up. i am running xp and avg
     
  2. Johnny

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    unistall avg and see what it does.
     
  3. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Nothing if i open exel it opens straight away but no text for about 45 seconds
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    install office sp1
     
  5. LeeJend

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    And then...

    Look at how much other junk is loaded. If a lot then 2-3 GB RAM is recommended for XP.

    Defrag your hard disk.

    Make sure the file you are loading is local not on a server. Also, how big is the file. I've seen huge excel sheets that take a while to load, though 45 seconds is really bad.

    Is the file on a second hard disk that is allowed to go into power down mode?
     
  6. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Installing update now. has 2gb ram files big and small take that long and its on d partition of the the main drive
     
  7. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    update did not work
     
  8. Johnny

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    You have to be running something in your background that is killing the processes ..
     
  9. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    how can i find out nothing else runs slow
     
  10. Dark Atheist

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    sysinternals process explorer - would be your best bet
     
  11. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    whats that
     
  12. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    found it what am i looking for when i run it
     
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    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    when i run it and excel it showed 2% cpu usage it went to 30% when the data finally came up
     
  15. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    I trust we're talking Office 2007? What version, and does this go for all the apps?

    Also, what are your PC specs?
     
  16. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok sorry office 2007 version professional yes it goes for all the apps with data, if you open a blank its instant. Running xp home on a dual core hp laptop with 2 gb ram and 120gb hard drive
     
  17. Johnny

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    DO you have the files on a external drive or network directory ?
     
  18. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    no it is on d drive of my laptop. It is as if it is doing a virus scan first but i have tried disabling avg and it made no difference
     
  19. Dark Atheist

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    chkdsk c: /f in command prompt
     
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  20. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    what does that mean