I have a computer (XP Pro SP3) that is going to the companyweb (Sharepoint 2007) site and trying to access Word documents that have been uploaded. After I click on the file it asks if I want a "read-only" or "edit" version and then it proceeds for the next 5 minutes to go through and try to open the document...which it does. I can open the same Sharepoint site in Google Chrome and the same Word Document and have no problems getting it to open in seconds.
I have been looking/researching this for two days now. The problem is not a user profile issue because it follows all users on the computer. The issue is not related to 1 specific document - all Word documents act in this manner.
I am open to suggestions. I have done:
1. Uncheck automatically detect Proxy
2. Added companyweb to Local Intranet trusted sites
3. Reset IE8 to factory default settings
4. Repaired Office 2007 Suite
I can even go to the outside address of this internal website and the Word documents open up fine from that URL. It is just the http://companyweb/default.aspx
in iE7 that has the issue.
Sincerely - Michele