Office XP SP 2 "Save As" dialog box takes long time to appear

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Office XP SP 2 "Save As" dialog box takes long time to appear

Postby QW1lZQ » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 12:57:06 GMT

Hi there,

When I try to perform "Save As" in Office XP (SP 2), it takes a long time 
(about 2mins) for the "Save As" dialog box to appear. Kindly advise. Many 


Re: Office XP SP 2 "Save As" dialog box takes long time to appear

Postby garfield-n-odie » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:59:35 GMT

Right-click on the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop, 
left-click on Disconnect Network Drive, and disconnect any mapped 
drives that are not currently available.

Re: Office XP SP 2 "Save As" dialog box takes long time to appear

Postby Herb Tyson [MVP] » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 20:12:27 GMT

Do you get similar slowness for other file-related dialog boxes, such as 
File - Open and Insert - File? Frequent causes include a very heavily 
populated Save in: location, a Save in: location on a slow network drive, or 
other network issues (e.g., reconnecting to a mapped network drive). Are you 
saving over a network drive? Does your list of drives inclue a mapped 
network drive? If so, does removing mapped drives eliminate the problem? If 
not, has it always been slow, or is this a new? If it's a new problem, then 
it might be a hardware problem.

Herb Tyson MS MVP
Please respond in the newsgroups so everyone can follow along.

Re: Office XP SP 2 "Save As" dialog box takes long time to appear

Postby QW1lZQ » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 01:03:13 GMT

The problem lies on the wrong DNS server and the ranking of the DNS servers 
that is configured on the pc. We overlook this area as we can use it to 
access the LAN & Internet.

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