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Applications Not Responding after SP2 Install


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I upgraded my PC to SP2 and ever since now my XP Office programs are very slow and I get Not Responding a lot. My printer prints very slow now, sometimes it take 5-10 mins to print something. I don't think I have any malware causing this. I run Ad-Aware regularly. I'm happy to post a Hijackthis file just lwt me know.
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Are there any outstanding updates here

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us
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Are there any outstanding updates here

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

No there are no updates. Everything is up to date.
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Do you have Norton anti virus, if so, open it, click options then remove the tick from Office plug in

Run through this and let me know

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then click clean up restore points.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.

Run Tune Up disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Do you have Norton anti virus, if so, open it, click options then remove the tick from Office plug in

Run through this and let me know

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then click clean up restore points.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.

Run Tune Up disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

Keith,
I did all this and am still having some problems, for instance, When I try to use PowerPoint it is very slow opening, once open it hangs up. Same with Outlook. I keep getting the Not Responding message at the top where the name of the program is.
It's very frustrating. I'm buying an Apple Computer next.
Thanks.
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Open Word, click help then detect and repair

If no change, go to add / remove, Microsoft Office, click change, click modify / custom, select each installed Office programme in turn and select run all from my computer, click apply, you will need the Office CD

If it gives the option, leave the installation files on the drive

Go to Microsoft or Office Update to check there
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Open Word, click help then detect and repair

If no change, go to add / remove, Microsoft Office, click change, click modify / custom, select each installed Office programme in turn and select run all from my computer, click apply, you will need the Office CD

If it gives the option, leave the installation files on the drive

Go to Microsoft or Office Update to check there

I did all this, however when I went to change, click modify / custom, it wouldn't let me. My only choices were reinstall, uninstall or repair so I repaired.
My computer seems somewhat faster however some of my office apps are still hanging up, i.e., PowerPoint, Outlook. When I type a email it just stops. I have to wait for the cursor to start blinking again.
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Click start then right click my computer, click properties then advanced, click settings for performance, click advanced, click change for virtual memory, put the dot in system managed, click set, click apply, reboot
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