Slow file opening in word with Server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Rob, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest


    Recently set up network in office and have 1 server (AMD Atlhon 2800, 1 gig
    ddr400 , 2 x IDE 7,200 Drives in Mirror raid.) installed with windows server

    Have 8 P.C's connected, all good spec with XP Pro SP2

    Server gives dns and IP's

    All data housed on server in folders 'data1,2 etc' on root drive

    Browsing folders is very quick, and opening a word file generally takes 2-3
    seconds including word opening, but about every 3rd or 4th time you opena
    file (25kb max) it can take up to 30 or so seconds to open it, word window
    opens but egg timer stays on, next time you a file it cab be ok or not. I can
    open excel files quick everytime, it is just the word files that are taking a
    time to load accross network.

    All P.C's on 100Mb Full duplex connection, all plugged into switch and a
    broadband modem/router is plugged into switch too, DHCP etc is turned of on
    router as server does this job.

    So it seems like just a problem with word maybe... Anyone ever come accross

    Rob, Sep 26, 2005
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  2. Rob

    Ian Guest

    Is this relevant?:
    Ian, Sep 26, 2005
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  3. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Hello Ian

    Thanks for reply, but these are just plain text word documents only 1 page
    long. So have nothing attached.

    Its very odd how you can open a few documents and it is mega quick and then
    other times it takes 15 seconds or so.... Can be the first time you open a
    file or the 4th time.... Very random.....

    I shall dig deeper!!!

    Rob, Sep 26, 2005
  4. Rob

    Ian Guest


    have you seen this:;en-us;814112&Product=offxp
    Ian, Sep 26, 2005
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