Word 2003 takes about 2 minutes to load...what can I do?

Word 2003 takes about 2 minutes to load...what can I do?

Post by bW9udGlkYX » Sun, 17 Apr 2005 06:55:02


I just purchased Microsoft Office Professional 2003, and Word is very slow to
open. It can take up to a couple of minutes. As Word is loading up, at the
bottom left hand corner of the screen is the phrase, "running virus scan...".
I've set the security level to medium, hoping that would reduce the time it
takes for Word to low, but it doesn't seem to matter. I've also made sure
that the Journal is turned off on Outlook. Also, I don't have Norton
Anti-virus. Also, I really, really don't want to mess my registry if that's
the only solution available. I have a HP Laserjet 1012 installed, and Word
is set to print on it as a default. I have a symantec client firewall that is
enabled. My computer is an Acer Travelmate, with a Pentium III processor. If
possible, can someone provide me with at least three tricks of the trade to
fix this problem?
 
 
 

Word 2003 takes about 2 minutes to load...what can I do?

Post by Suzanne S. » Sun, 17 Apr 2005 08:14:12

If your status line is saying anything about a virus scan, then the delay is
caused by your AV app. With Norton, you can disable the Office Plug-in. I
think McAfee also has hooks into Word, but AFAIK, nobody knows how to turn
that off.

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