You didn't write anything about the machine. I'd review that my motherboard, video, audio and printer drivers are current. If you use Windows Update or the Driver Update button then you have not checked this out.
Searching for solutions to 'hanging' problem when editing text, using Word 2003 with SP2. Everything freezes up, not even Task Manager can unlock it and only way is to reboot. Usually a row of tiny coloured speckles appears where I've been working. This happens mostly in print layout view and almost always when the reviewing pane is open. I think it's got something to do with 'track changes', which I have to use all the time for editing. The program is up to date I believe, and no known viruses according to NAV, also up to date.
I've tried reinstalling but it makes no difference. (Word 2000 that I used before did the same thing, by the way, with Windows Me.) Operating system now Windows XP. Many thanks if anyone can help end this frustration.