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Problem loading spreadsheets in Office 2007

by peterkro / November 3, 2008 12:27 PM PST

I'm using XP Pro SP2.

I'm using Office 2007 Pro on my laptop. If I start Excel and load a spreadsheet from within Excel, it opens faster than a speeding bullet.

If I click on the same spreadsheet icon (on the desktop), with or without Excel open, it takes forever to load into Excel.

Notes:

Excel starts quickly.

All patches are applied. Full in-depth spam and virus scan just done in safe mode.

Very few files or folders on the desktops, mainly shortcuts to other folders on D: drive.

Can't see any unusual processes running.

Regards

Peter Kroll

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One of the widely known reasons is Norton scanning the files
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2008 7:38 PM PST

There are others but your post didn't tell what antivirus suite you installed.

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(NT) Antivirus Suite is NOD32
by peterkro / November 3, 2008 11:34 PM PST
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(NT) Try what happens if you disable it.
by Kees Bakker / November 4, 2008 4:21 AM PST
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Another one is that ...
by Kees Bakker / November 3, 2008 7:41 PM PST

a new instance of Excel is started, in stead of opening a new tab in an existing instance. That has something to do with details of the file association (using dde).

Kees

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