MS Word 2003 Suddenly Slow to Load

  dregn 15:06 01 Feb 04
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I find that MS Word 2003 ( also Excel )is suddenly very slow to load. The Word splash screen hangs for about 45 seconds before the program opens. The same with Excel.
Subsequent attempts at opening the application start normally.
I suspect that a virus may be responsible. However I have run a virus check using Norton and am told there are no viruses.
Any ideas or solutions much appreciated.

  byfordr 16:10 01 Feb 04

I think it may be Norton scanning the office programmes. Check to see whether it says something like Running Virus scan in the bottom right corner of the screen when opening the documents.

have you saved a recent document to a floppy disk? if you list of MRUs includes an address on your floppy drive it will slow down the loading process.

  Lozzy 17:08 01 Feb 04

Carry out a search for Normal.dot then delete it.

Open Word and see the speed return..

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