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Machine bogs right down when Word opens


Overclocked Like A Mother
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,



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Political User
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


Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Do you have Norton AV? My work PC lags for a few seconds when I open word because of the antivirus plugin.


Overclocked Like A Mother
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.



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

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

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