1. Your HD is almost full,and or full of debries which need cleaning up.
2. Your RAM is low.... 1G only ?
4. You have too many unnecessary background programs or services running...
5. Computer set to apperance instead of performance.
6. HD fragmented.
I am running XP on a Dell Vostro computer. In the last month I have been having problems with Microsoft Office - all the products. After the computer has been on "awhile" (about 30 minutes) microsoft products take longer on certain functions - when I do "save as" it takes about 30 seconds to a minute for the pop up to appear. Then another 30 seconds to a minute after you type in a file name. Other functions, such as insert -page break also takes a long time.
I don't know what's changed on my computer for this to happen.
I've downloaded two "free" programs - but they aren't free. I'm not adverse to paying but want a reliable product - both told me I had registry errors but not sure if that relates to this problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
I tried changing the normal.dot file name - didn't help. I turned off my antivirus software - didn't help.