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Word is slow to start
keithbraithwaite Aug-18-01 09:39 AM
On my old Pentium I, everything works fine, but Word 98 takes ages to start. I have two hard disks on this machine and once Word packed up altogether (I was away, my wife had to reinstall Word...) and it looked as if Windows was trying to find Word on the second hard disk and failing.
Anyone had this sort of thing happen to them? any soutions to slowstarting Word 98?
Keith

1. RE: Word is slow to start
lbyard Aug-18-01 05:02 PM
In response to message 0
Is the compute on a network and using a network printer? How many minutes does it take? You may have to reinstall. Larry

3. RE: Word is slow to start
keithbraithwaite Aug-18-01 05:45 PM
In response to message 1
>Is the compute on a network
>and using a network printer?
> How many minutes does
>it take? You may
>have to reinstall. Larry
### not on a network - standalone.
Word takes about three minutes to open.
I've reinstalled several times...
K



4. RE: Word is slow to start
lbyard Aug-18-01 07:36 PM
In response to message 3
Version check? I might be wrong about this, but as I recall there is/was Word 2-6, Word 7 (or 95), Office 97 and Word 97 for Windows, Office 98 and Word 98 for the Mac (not Windows), and Office 2000? Larry

5. RE: Word is slow to start
keithbraithwaite Aug-18-01 08:37 PM
In response to message 4
>Version check?
### Word 97 for Windows. I think I said 98 in my original letter but I'd forgotten that I'd tried to update and failed...
K

6. RE: Word is slow to start
keithbraithwaite Aug-20-01 03:08 PM
In response to message 1
> How many minutes does
>it take?
### I lied... what seemed like two or three minutes is only about 20/30 seconds. I exaggerated some...
Keith

8. RE: Word is slow to start
lbyard Aug-20-01 06:36 PM
In response to message 6
Then there is nothing wrong that an upgrade wouldn't fix. The other day I timed my Wife's old clunker, which is faster than your old clunker, and it took 15 seconds. However, she is running Word 2000. Larry

9. RE: Word is slow to start
keithbraithwaite Aug-20-01 08:26 PM
In response to message 8
>Then there is nothing wrong that
>an upgrade wouldn't fix
### OK I'll try and get me an upgrade...
thanks
Keith

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