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

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jonski, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. 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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