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#1 DannyB


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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:42 AM

Hello, I'm new here and I've come primarily because I have a problem, and I hoping that some body here can help me. Basically when I start-up my computer and log in my CPU starts running at 95-100%, and continues to do so even though I have no programmes actually running, I checked down the processes and it seems that a process called Winword.exe is taking up my whole CPU. I don't have any viruses and have checked with Nortons and I don't have the internet on this PC and I've only had it for about a week and haven't really used any floppy discs or CD-Rs so I don't think it is any Spyware etc.

Does anyone have any suggestions,



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#2 Grinler


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Posted 18 April 2005 - 06:25 AM

Please run two online virus scans:


Then let us know if its working better and what the scans found.

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 07:13 AM

Aside from what the usage chart shows is your computer acting slow or getting bogged down?

Is your firewall showing any outgoing or incoming activity?

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 08:54 AM

Hi DannyB and welcome to BC

and I don't have the internet on this PC

Winword.exe is a part of Office 2000 and starts the program when you boot the computer so that your Office programs will open more quickly. It is not neccessary to have this running at startup if you want to disable it. The only consequence will be that your Office 2000 programs will take a few seconds longer to open.

Edited by Leurgy, 18 April 2005 - 08:56 AM.

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