We have several worksatations running Windows XP Pro and Word XP and are fully patched (OS and Word both) up to date. As recently as last week, we still had a few workstations running Word 2000, but all are Word XP now. Our file server is runing Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Lately all of the workstations have been having great difficulty opening *some* documents. By slow, I mean >30 seconds to open, if at all. Four minutes to open a file is not unusual. The files which open normally, open within 1-3 seconds. Since not all of the documents are problematic, I assume document corruption. Antivirus scanning of .DOC and .DOT has been disabled system-wide.
Q. -- What can I do to determine whether the documents in question are corrupted?
Q. -- What can I do to fix the corruption -- besides opening the document, selecting all but the last paragraph mark and copying into a new document.
Q. -- What is causing the corruption?
Q. -- What can I do to prevent further corruption?
Q. -- What am I overlooking here?