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Outlook and Word 2003 hangs during typing XP Pro

by gelguy / April 2, 2005 3:19 AM PST

Not sure why when I type emails and documents the typing freezes and then continues after 20-30 seconds. It's really annoying. I've got Office 2003 (latest service pack), xp pro sp2, intel 3.0 ghz pentuim 4, SATA drive, 1 GB mem. Help! Thanks

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Let's try common causes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 3:28 AM PST

1. Your machine has an unused ethernet port.

2. Your machine has spyware.


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Any other possibilites?
by gelguy / April 2, 2005 4:30 AM PST

My spyare software is microsoft's beta version and it cleaned everything this morning. And my unused on board NIC i disabled. Any other possibilities?

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Need more clues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 4:34 AM PST

For Microsoft Word, try the old standby cureall and rename NORMAL.DOT to NORMAL.OLD and try Word again.

Also, supply a Hijackthis log so I can look around. Your post doesn't tell what else is running but this log will tell all.


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Ok sent
by gelguy / April 2, 2005 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: Need more clues.

Could not find file on my system. But everything seems fine now. Not sure what's going on. I have my antispyware on live protect now. but latest scan showed nothing on my system. Let me know if you find anything in the log file i sent. Thanks for your help!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 5:36 AM PST
In reply to: Ok sent

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - (no file) Unnecessarily
Unnecessarily Entries found in this registry zone are potentially nasty. This application ([5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB] - Result: 5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB) has been checked. Hit rate: 99 %
Unnecessary (deactivated) entry that can be fixed.

Both analysers flagged this as something to toss.


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