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Word doc takes ages to open and print

Each time I open a word doc or try to print one,,it takes absolutely ages for it print or open,,,is something clashing?

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  • johnnyx681 May 23, 2009

    thx for replying,,its definitely word or excel,,it hangs for ages,,ive changed printers and their drivers to see if it was a printing problem with no luck,,ive defragged,,and i have norton anti virus to scan for problems,,i really have no idea as I am not a new computer user ,,its just frustrating!!

  • Mike Haugen May 11, 2010

    Is it only when you are using that printer (is this the onlly printer you have connected to this computer) or is it just Word/Windows hanging up? If it is the latter, you may need to defragment your HD, you may have a virus or malware, etc.

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How long has it been since you defragmented your hard drive?

Start - My Computer - then Right-Click on your C drive and click on Properties.

Click on the Tools tab. I suggest you click on Check Now, then click both boxes and click "OK". It should tell you it cannot complete the task, tell it to check the next time you reboot.

Then reboot and let it scan your hard drive. It will reboot when it is done.

Then back into Start - My Computer - Right-Click on C, click on Properties. Then on the Tool tab, click on Defragment Now and let it finish.

Then try opening a Word DOC and see if it is any better. You may want to reboot again.

You should have about a half a gig (512MB) of RAM in XP, or 1Gig in Vista. And at least 10 times that free in your hard drive.

What version of Windows, how much RAM, and how much free hard drive space is there?

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