I have a problem with MS Word 2003. While typing, the hourglass appears and the typing hangs every few seconds then proceeds normally until the next hourglass appears and then it hangs again. The delays make it inordinately difficult to type any documents. As I also use Word in Outlook to respond to email, this is a very frustrating problem which I have not yet been able to solve. I've tried the following remedies to no avail -
deleted the normal.dot template
unchecked the fast saves and check grammar while you're typing
typed winword /regserver at the run command
uninstalled and reinstalled MS Office 2003
uninstalled Norton SystemWorks (including the antivirus program) and installed NOD 32
scanned for viruses, spyware (I use Spyblaster, SpyBot Search and Destroy, and AdAware)
run check disk and defragmented the system
There's either a conflict with another piece of software or a time out issue but I'll be damned if I can find it. Any ideas on what's causing the problem?
My system is a 3.02 Pentium 4, 2 GHz dual channel 400 DDR, 160 gig SATA HD, Windows XP Professional, PCI Express Bus (915g chipset), ATI 128 PCI express video card, Soundblaster Audigy 2 Sound Card....I have all the latest updates and drivers.