I have a strange problem on an XP pro machine. When ever I start any MS office program, or Wordperfect, I get 2 processes started, but when I close the program only one of the closes. If I then reopen the same software I again get 2 processes started, and again when I close the software only one closes.
So after a while I have dozens of these "orphaned" processes running in task manager, and I can't even stop them with end task, the only way to clear them is to restart the pc.
Now it get weird....if I unplug the cable from the network and restart the pc the problem goes away, but as soon as it's plugged back in the problem returns.
If I start in safe mode no network the problem does not happen, but in safe mode with networking it does.
Also, no other software does this, notepad, quickbooks, even internet explorer, all run fine
I have changed the network card, run sfc/scannow, scanned for infections but no luck. I even uninstalled and reinstalled MS office.
Any thoughts....this one is driving me nuts!