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    Word loads on startup (2000)

    <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> Somehow or another we have word loading on startup and can not get it out. It is a real nuisance and is using too many resources. We have, of course, gone to the start up folder (not there) and checked the registry - cleaned it out as best we could and still it loads. We used Startup Cop and couldn't find it to delete with this program as well. Can anyone help? PLEASE <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16> <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

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    Re: Word loads on startup (2000)

    Kathie,
    What version of Windows are you using?

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    Re: Word loads on startup (2000)

    We are using Windows 98 SE on a Pentium III 600 system

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    Re: Word loads on startup (2000)

    Take a look at your startup files using:
    Start => Programs => Accessories => System Tools => System Information => Tools => System Configuration Utility => Startup (tab)

    Now why isn't that obvious? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Word loads on startup (2000)

    Thanks Charles but,
    Been there, done that, even got the tee-shirt <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>.
    I do not want to have to reformat the C drive - but I am afraid I am looking at that <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>

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    Re: Word loads on startup (2000)

    have you checked for the posibility that some other application (in you startup) might be trying to open a word document, or launch word for some other reason ?. To avoid the drastic step of a reformat maybe remove all programs from startup, and if that clears the problem re-introduce them one by one until the problem returns.

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    Re: Word loads on startup (2000)

    Bingo! It seems that Acrobat 5.0 was the culprit. When I removed it Word went away from startup. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30> I have no idea why, but it is gone. I have chosen to only have the reader installed on this machine now as the whole program is really clunky and has serious memory leaks - we will just use it on the big Micron (700+mgs of RAM!) where we run autoCAD and need it for drawing export.

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    Re: Word loads on startup (2000)

    Hi Kathie:

    What operating system are you using? Maybe you haven't looked in all the registry hiding places.

    By the way, if you want to access the system configuration utility, in Win 98, you can go to Start/Run & type msconfig & then enter, but Charles knows that <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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