I have Windows XP Pro on a Server 2003 Network. This is the only unit that is having this problem. Problem first came up with the customer openning Word 2002 and then trying to open a doc. The unit hangs and all you get is an hour glass. You X out of the program and then you get the MS notification unresponsive program box.
I t hought it had something to do with Word...so I uninstalled Word (only Office 2002 App on this comptuer). It does have Outlook 2003 from the Server. Anyways..I then installed Office XP, just Excel and Word and Powerpoint.
Problem still exists...same way. And it is now happaning in the XP version of Excel. I then went to Internet Explorer and noticed several things. If I try and drop down the address bar to look at past url's entered...same thing. It hangs and you have to X out. I also notice that you must type in http://
or else when I hit the enter key to go a site...nothing happans.
If I put in www.whatever.com...and
hit enter..or click on the address bar...nothing happans.
I realize this must be some sort of OS problem as it spans several programs.