MS office files, Word and Excel, very slow to open

By dutch · 5 replies
Mar 26, 2010
  1. I've been trying to resolve this very slow opening problem, but no success.
    Tried "detect and repair", this worked but after restart or shutdown the problem came right back.
    Any suggestions for a fix, hopefully short of reinstalling MS Office, would be greatly appreciated.

    OS XPPro SP3 fully updated
    MS Office 2003 fully updated

    Thanks in advance
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Sounds like a machine error... Tell us about your computer, connection, antivirus, and antispyware in some detail... We would like to know brand, or motherboard, age, and configuration... as well as your spyware and antivirus
  3. dutch

    dutch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    raybay....thank you for taking time to respond. Here are the answers to your questions:
    PC is custom built and been in use for little less then 5 years.
    MB: MSI K8MM-V
    CPU: AMD Athlon-64 2800
    HD: Seagate 80 GB SATA
    Security software in addition to built-in firewall is; Avast AV, Spywareblaster, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware. Also have Ccleaner installed.
    PC connects through a Linksys router with a DSL connection.
    Not sure what you mean by "configuration".
    Trust the above gives you the information you requested.
    Thank you and look forward to your response and hopefully can reach a solution.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    If you have genuine copy of Windows XP you can download MSE from Microsoft and then ditch Avast AV, Malwarebytes and Superanitspyware. IOBIT Advance System Care Free can replace Spyware Blaster and CCleaner. Thus doing so can speed up the system with additional system tweaking. That 80GB HDD you should download HD Tune and see how well that HDD is performing in Heath and Read/Writes. Should give you idea how good that drive is. Most likely that HDD would need to be upgraded to better Cache. WD Blue 640GB is quite fast!
  5. ultragrey

    ultragrey TS Rookie Posts: 61

    Have you tried deleting your tmp files or checking the free spaces on drive C?
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Does anyone have a lot of photographs installed on your computer where they are called up to run from Display in the control panel... such as My :picture Slid Show, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or other photo program?

    We have seen a lot of computer slow down if that stuff is going on in large volume.

    Otherwise, if you have at least 20% of your drive as free space, then your problem may be elsewhere... too many spyware and antivirus programs... or other software running in background.
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