Client has complained about Word and Excel taking a long time to open when double clicking docs and sheets and that typing response is delayed in these apps. (running XP Home SP3, IE7, Office 07).
I removed Office 07 an installed Office 03 - same problem. Noticed during my use of machine that type is also delayed in OS text boxes (like the "run" command box or in the search field.
Read through several solutions here and tried them all - nothing seems to be working. Have also run Spinrite on the drive to check for errors....drive is tip-top.