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Slow Access of Word 2000

By afretguy ·
When I select Word 2000 from my start menu, it takes a good 20 seconds to load. I feel that this is too long! By total time, I mean from the moment I select Word until it is fully operational. This is AFTER clipit comes sliding down the slope on his bicycle, jumps off it, changes to a paper clip, and begins to smile at you with large eyes. Before all this happens, Word is unusable!

My System:

Dell Pentium III T600r
128 MB RAM
20.4 GB Hard Drive
Iomega 250 Zip Drive
Sony CR-RW 8x/4x/32x
Norton Anti Virus
@Home Internet Service
NVIDIA 320v Sound Card
Windows 98 SE

I have tried the Detect and Repair twice but that did not work. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Word but to no avail! In addition, I have deleted notmal.dot. That did not hwelp either!

How can I decrease to access time from 20 seconds to a more acceptable six or seven?
Dell's tech support is of no help. They admit that Word should load faster but they are out of ideas.

Please, I am ever so new to computing,

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by TimeCube In reply to Slow Access of Word 2000

That's strange. I'm using a PII@400 and my word is up in 3 sec. Have you tried disableing the office assistant? Let word load, then right click on the office assistant and choose "options". Uncheck everything. The office assistant should be gone. Close Word and load it again. That should make it faster.

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by afretguy In reply to Slow Access of Word 2000

Did not help at all.

Walter

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by TimeCube In reply to Slow Access of Word 2000

oh yeah, and get rid of Norton, it's a resource HOG!

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by afretguy In reply to Slow Access of Word 2000

I have 94 % resources at boot or reboot. I also disable Norton BEFORE I access Word 2000.

Thanks anyway.

Walter

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by Corky132 In reply to Slow Access of Word 2000

This might be a shot in the dark, but any chance you are using the "journal" in Outlook 2000?? If turned on, it records all documents, emails, spreadsheets, and other office documents. It's a nice tool to have, but really SLOWS down all Office functions. It's located within Outlook.. (tools, options).. turn it off, then reboot.. also, take out office startup items in the startup menu (off the start bar)

Hope this helps.

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by afretguy In reply to Slow Access of Word 2000

I do not have Outlook 2000. But thanks anyway!

Walter

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