Create a new user account and log into that new user. Open word, type a simple word and try to save it IN THE DEFAULT FOLDER it chooses.
Running XP Home edition, version 2002 SP3 on a Dell Inspiron 530, Intel Core 2 dual CPU, E4600 @2.40ghz, 2.39 GHz, 2.99 GB of Ram
Running Office Professional 2010, which I just installed hoping to fix this problem - which is, whenever I try to save a word document or an excel file, the system hangs up and I get the "not responding" line in the upper left corner of the screen. When I close, It asks for an error report and then reopens whatever I was just working in. And of course, if I try to do anything, it hangs up again.
Very frustrating as this is my daughters computer which she uses for school. Kind of a pain to do a lot of work and then not be able to save it.
It was doing it before when I had Office Pro Edition 2003 installed. I thought putting office 2010 on would fix the problem, but I guess not.