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All My MS Office Applications Suddenly Taking a Long Time to

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  1. symiggy

    symiggy Thread Starter

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    As of a few days ago, all my MS Office applications are taking an inordinately long time to load.
    After I press the icon of (say) a Word document, there is an approximate seven second delay before MS Word loads and then a further five to six second delay before the document itself loads into Word.
    On the other hand, if I simply open Word on its own by pressing Start>All programs>MS Office>Word Then the program opens in less than a second as it used to do.
    I had this exact same problem happen a few weeks ago and I eventually solved it by running "Advanced Windows Care V2 Personal". Unfortunately this has not helped me this time around.
    It's almost as if there is something blocking or filtering the program before it runs.
    I have a relatively fast computer and prior to this happening, Word documents usually loaded in about one to two seconds.
    I have tried a repair re-install of MS Office without any improvement.
    I run Windows XP SP2 with MS Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003.
    My computer is AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core 3800+ with 2.0 GB RAM and GeCube Radeon X800XL Graphics card.
    I am quite meticulous about anti virus checks.
    I run NOD 32 with a recent clean scan.
    Also Webroot Spy Sweeper in the background all the time and recent clean scan.
    Also recent clean scans with Ewido. Ad-aware SE Personal and Spybot S&D
    I would be very grateful for any suggestions. Thank You.
     
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    I've seen this with Norton .. Does Nod32 check your office files ??
     
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    I had the same problem with windows defender, when installed it was a real pain to open any office docs.

    I have nod32, it does scan docs, but no slow down here.
     
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    Anyway to disable the doc scanning temporarily ... as a test ??
     
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    Yes, go into nod32, and turn of DMON scanning
     
  6. symiggy

    symiggy Thread Starter

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    Noyb
    DFW:

    I did think of what you both suggest and I have already tried to turn NOD32 off altogether as well as disabling DMON scanning...sadly with NO improvement.
    Also prior to this I had NOD32 working at full scanning capacity again without any slowdown.
     
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    Hummm ...
    If it were me - I'd look in my Event viewer > system > and see if there are any errors.

    It doesn't take much before I consider removing and reinstalling a problem program.
     
  8. symiggy

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    Noyb:
    In event viewer Applications tab , there were a number of warning alerts.
    Being a novice I really am not sure what to make of them
    I have attempted to upload a screen dump.
    Hope it worked
    Sadly I don't see the screen dump. I would very much appreciate it if someone could tell me how to do this PLEASE. I pasted the screen dump into a Word document, but I see that .doc files are not permitted.
    I have no idea how to convert the screen dump into a jpeg format.
    This is so frustrating!:(
     
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    symiggy, zip the word doc and then upload it.
     
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    Attaching it here probably won't help us.
    What's needed is to right click on each error or warning ... choose properties ...
    And see what's described ... Then you can click on the link and see what M$ says about it.

    You'll only be interested in the ones dated lately ... like Today
    You'll be looking for something related to office.
    Errors and warnings may not be a disaster ... but might be a clue to your problem.

    Your screen shot may have been too big... ~200kb max.
    Alt+PrtScr will capture just the Active window size.
    If you uploaded a Picture .. use a gif format.
     
  11. symiggy

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    OBP:
    Thanks for that...should have figured it out myself.
    I will upload a zip. file.
     

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    I've seen that one before ... do you have a HP printer scanner ??
     
  13. symiggy

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    Noyb:
    As it so happens I have a Brother MFC215C.
    This a multifunction printer,scanner, fax machine.
    Do you think there could be a connection to my problem? :eek:
     
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    Essentially yes.
    There are the occasional other ones but I can generally understand what they mean and they do not seem to be related.
    By far most of the warnings are the one that I posted ..and occurring several times per day.
    I'll try to turn the Brother off before computer shut-down to see if that stops the alert warnings.
    Do you have any further suggestions as to what I can do or look for?
     
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