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    Word loads during boot (XP SP2 home + Office 2002)

    I run a small TSR (Knockout) because I have had trouble with outlook leaving instances running and refusing to start. This TSR sits in the system tray and tells me if outlook and / or Word are running (and will force closure if I ask it).

    I have noticed that during the boot process it tells me that word is running, but that by the time all the other start-up element loading is complete it has shut down again.

    Can anyone tell me why word would load and unload as part of the start-up routines?

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    Re: Word loads during boot (XP SP2 home + Office 2002)

    You could run AutoRuns (free) to see what gets loaded at startup.

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    Re: Word loads during boot (XP SP2 home + Office 2002)

    Hello Hans,

    thank you for that reference. I have pulled it down and run it. Guess what? Word is not listed in the file. Its almost as though something else is invoking it and then shutting it down so that it does not leave a trail.

    Or my little TSR has got it wrong! I'm not sure how to look at what is going on while it is going on.

    Mike C

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    Re: Word loads during boot (XP SP2 home + Office 2002)

    It might be a false positive, or it might be a side effect of some Office component (other than Word) being loaded at startup. I wouldn't worry about it unless you have indications that it causes problems.

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    Re: Word loads during boot (XP SP2 home + Office 2002)

    No Hans, no known problems, it just caught my attention, probably because of the outlook issue

    cheers,

    Mike C

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