office opens slow

kev59

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

Johnny

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unistall avg and see what it does.
 

kev59

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

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?
 

kev59

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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
 

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

kev59

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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
 

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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?
 

kev59

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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
 

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

kev59

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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
 

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