WinXP boots slow after installing Office 2003

  mikeeray 13:47 06 Feb 2007

I have recently formatted my HD and installed WinXP Pro and SP2. It was booting fast until I installed Office 2003. Before installing office, the Windows loading screen (black screen with blue squares) takes about 7 secs. After installing office, it now takes about 40 secs but Windows still works fast after booting.

Your expert advise on speeding up the boot will be greatly appreciated.

  rawprawn 15:05 06 Feb 2007

Try this, go to Start/Run/and type msconfig then hit Enter. Click on the Startup Tab then untick anything relating to MS Office, apply then restart your computer. You will get a warning notice that you have changed the start up. Tick the box "Don't show this again"

  Totally-braindead 15:09 06 Feb 2007

And check if the drive needs defragged as I haven't seen office 2003 causing this slowdown and suspect it might be something else that is causing it.

  mikeeray 18:46 06 Feb 2007

Thanks for the responses. However I have already tried those steps but I'm still having the problem. Coudl you give me more suggestions? Thanks!

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