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Powerpoint is extremely slow while typing in text

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Installed the latest office powerpoint 07 - MS Small business 2007.  When doing / creating presentations the text typing is incredibly slow.  Installed the latest service pack - did nothing.
Saw something about printer drivers so i went to microsoft's website and downloaded their update for the one printer i have installed, helped a tiny bit but not much.  
Any other suggesstions ?  
Its a T61 running windows xp , 2 gigs ram, 100 gig hard drive 2.ghz intel dual core processor - plenty of juice to run this ...
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Question by:dmccormi35
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The something about printer drivers is a multi-step issue. 1. The printer driver must be local to your computer, not on a network only. 2. It needs to be set as the default printer driver. 3. Try a generic printer driver -- like the HP LaserJet 4 mentioned in this tutorial about how to install a local printer driver:

How to install a local printer driver
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00605.htm

In fact, I'd just follow those steps exactly and see if it solves the problem.

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Try also turning back graphics hardware accleration
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00129.htm
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Hmm .. did both those and neither worked.  if it helps, his whole office suite 2007 is slow not just power point.  But he is on a lenovo T61 , dual core processor with 2 gig ram - shouldnt be so slow ...
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Turns out it was a bad cluster on the hard drive.  Ran a chkdsk /R after that , power point and the whole 07 suite runs like a top
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Turns out it was abad cluster on the hard drive, ran chkdsk /r and now it runs like a top
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