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Microsoft Office 2003 Word / Excel Open File Look In slow issues

I have an issue with MS Office 2003 running on XP.  Excel and Word launch without issue.  Inside Excel or Word, if I click on File > Open and click on the Look In drop-down, the drop-down disappears for roughly 45 seconds to a minute.  The selections in the drop-down (local and network folders) eventually appear.  This issue happens all of the time and is very annoying.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated in correcting this matter.  Thank you.  
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arendt73
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arendt73
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dirtysnipeCommented:
Have you tried running a office repair?
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smartsyattonCommented:
I would suggest removing all mapped network drives, may be an issue connecting to an incorrect mapping and testing.

Office repair is also a good idea, try a different user profile on same machine and see if it happens still, is it Office, Network, Machine at fault. Process of elimination.
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arendt73Author Commented:
Tried the recommendations and still getting the same results.  Upgraded to Office 2007 and now all is well.  Not having the issues experienced in Office 2003.
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yogeshbhardwajCommented:
Please do the below file types setting and check.

Open MyComputer
Click on Tools--> Folder Option -->File types --> Search for .xls entry

Then Click on Advance -->
 Edit the Action "Open" -->Select "Application used to perfrom action" as below.

Remove /e and add "%1".("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" "%1")

Regards,
Pradeep
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