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Solved: Word - slow file save and retreival

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by rfcjr, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. rfcjr

    rfcjr Thread Starter

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    I have had a very annoying problem with Word 2002 on a Dell Win Xp computer. I have 2 megs of ram and the procesor is 2.66 GHz. When I wish to save a document it takes about 15 seconds to go from one directory to another when I want to save the file or to go to a non default directory or a flash drive. It also takes this amount of time to retrieve a file. I have started using OpenOffice Writer since I can save and retrieve files immediately. For the final copy of the document I then go back to Word. This has been quite annoying for months. Has anybody had this experience? Even after installing a new harddrive sometime ago this problem surfaced. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. EBSchrader

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    Sometimes Word is slowed down by virus checkers. You might want to see how yours is set up.
     
  3. rfcjr

    rfcjr Thread Starter

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    Thank you; but, I have no antivirus software loaded.
     
  4. Rollin_Again

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    Are these files being saved to and opened from a network location or from the local hard drive? Do you have any mapped network drives that are showing as being disconnected when you click on "My Computer" on your desktop ??? Have you checked to see if you have any COM add-ins that may be causing the issue?

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  5. rfcjr

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    Thank you. I now realize that I had several computers connected; but, turned off. Once I disconnected them everything ran fine.
     
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