I disabled Norton and word loaded in 7 seconds, versus 40 with Norton running. Also, it shut down in 7 seconds without Norton, VS 45 seconds with Norton running. So disabling Norton worked for me. Can anyone tell me what documents are scanned when Word loads? I tried moving "My Documents", or most of them, to another (extrnal) drive, which I then disconnected, and it didn't seem to help.
Word opens normally when logged in as another user on this same computer. I created another user identitiy with admin perrmission, and word worked OK there also. It's just in my main admin user that I have the problem.
Edited by Honda_cb750, 27 January 2006 - 03:36 PM.