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MS Word 2003 running slow

I am running a small network of computers and recently all computers running MS Word 2003 are running slow. You can't change from one subdirectory to another or even when you go to file open, the computers freeze up then move again. If you click mouse more than 2 times a message of "not responding" appears above.

There is absolutely nothing that has been changed with my system other than changing some unrelated software updates. If someone could please help me out here I greatly appreciate it.

I have searched online looking for help, but its like searching for a needle in a haystack to find what I need to fix this problem.

James A.

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  • skinras Nov 13, 2008

    just moved the system from one floor to another. opening 181k files takes 15 sec's on a brand new dell latitude d630 with 2 gig of ram, 2 gig proc, and 120 gig sata. 1.75 mbg pictures open in 1 sec off the network. Just word 2k3. Already ran detect and repair.

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    do you have a file of data server on line??
    what router are you using???

    what else do you have on the network??

    and what Operating system???

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The most common reason for slow processing speed is insufficient RAM memory.

Increase the RAM, if RAM available is no more than 512MB, then it must be upgraded.

Check also your hard drive state. If you have less than 1GB free, that will slow down the system. Go to Start>>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defregmenter and do a Defrag of the hard disk.

If you have at least 1 GB RAM, and you took care of the hard drive, then you can check the process starting up on their own and remove the useless one, or spot mala-ware that can affect speed. You can use a software like Hijack This, and search on google te function of each process started on the list reported by the software.

You can download Hijack this here MajorGeeks | If download does not start, then click at the top of the page, where it says Click Here If It Does Not.
Be careful if you delete the wrong files using this software you can harm the system, and Windows may not work properly.

If you think you have malaware you can also install Spy Bot, and do a system scan. Download Spybot from The home of Spybot.

If all the above does not work, and there is no malaware, then you usually reinstall the system.

Check also the bios settings, BIOS can downgrade the CPU speed on default , even if this is uncommon on recent BIOS.

If a computer is still slow with a fresh system and enough resources then it is one of those rare occasions when you have an hardware fault.
Hardware that can cause slow down is: RAM CPU Motherboard HD Video card.

Some tips on procedure can damage your windows installation. Do not download Hijackthis software and do not change BIOS settings and do not touch hardware unless you are sure of what you are doing.

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While I am not too familiar with networking computers, I suggest rebooting your server (if you have one); shut down each computer, reboot each one, defrag each one. Run your active Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware program, run a back-up and make sure that you are not running two firewalls at the same time.

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