XP Opening very slow for Word/Excel from Quick Launch or Folder

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Jonski

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Just recently my XP laptop has become really slow opening MS Office 2003 shortcuts. Both from the Quick Launch toolbar and by double-clicking an icon in a folder. The files are on my C: drive.
e.g

- opening an Excel spreadsheet by clicking the link in Quick Launch just took 57 seconds to launch .
- opening small MS Word file by clicking the link in Quick Launch just took 48 seconds launch.:(

Even if MS Word is already up and running, it still takes 20 seconds to open the small Word file from the Quick Launch toolbar. I had Firefox and Google Desktop also running when I made these timings, but nothing else. My PC is a recent Intel Core Duo laptop, so it should be fast.

If I open the same document from within MS Word, it opens almost instantaneously but of course that defeats the object of putting shortcuts on the Quick Launch bar....

I'm running F-Secure with virus and spyware scanning on and deepguard on; and I also recently had some viruses which it cleaned up for me. I also ran CCleaner to clean up my registry not so long ago. Don't know if this could have affected it?

Can anyone help please?
 
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