"Save as" always says "not responding" folders won't open

Microsoft Office Word

Dramamaven
These past two days, everytime I try to save a document in Word, I get a 
"not responding" error.  Also, when I try to use the arrow to the right of 
the Internet I get the same "not responding" error appears and I have to 
reboot.
                                            
Jay
The quick but unsafe way is to uninstall the security patch that's
causing the problem. In Add/Remove Programs, check the box at the top
marked "Show updates". Select "Security Update for Windows XP
(KB908531)" and click the Remove button.

For a better workaround, until a new security patch is ready, read
Steven Hui's post at
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser/browse_frm/thread/b043a7dd986dfbfb/a9fb82836c014916?lnk=st&q=verclsid+hui&rnum=5&hl=en#a9fb82836c014916.
Use the registry change in Method 1. Also read the replies that follow
that post, which give some useful advice.
                                            
Yachtman
Jay,

Deleting "Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531)" worked great. My PC is 
working as it should. This includes opening saved documents. the "save as" 
function and the down arrow at the end of the Internet Explorer address bar.
                                            
Charles
But remember, uninstalling that patch does leave the security hole.
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julie
Do you have any suggestions for when you have this issue but the security 
patch KB908531 is NOT installed on the machine? I have having the same issue 
but don't have this security patch on the machine.
                                            
Charles
How do you know that it is not installed?

In the Install/Remove programs dialog, be sure that Updates in checked.
-- 
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of 
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

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julie
I went into Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel and do not have the 
patch KB908531 listed. I figured that is the only place it would be listed 
under if it was installed onto my machine.
                                            
Charles
... and "view updates" is checked?

When this is checked, at least on my system, updates are listed by date of 
installation. In my case it was installed on 4/12/2006.

I hope I'm not being pedantic here. It is just that if this is your problem 
you need to work on it. If it is not, we need to focus elsewhere. The 
description of your problem seems to fall right into what this update does 
when it comes into contact with certain other software.

You can start on other things looking here:
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ProbsOpeningWord.htm
-- 
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of 
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!

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julie
Thanks it worked! I was able to locate the update. It was installed onto my 
machine. You are a life saver! Thanks a lot!!!
                                            
julie
Thanks that worked!!! I appreciate your help!!!
                                            
Jay
A Microsoft employee posted this advice a few minutes ago:

"There is now a KB article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165) 
addressing the issues that customers are reporting with MS06-015.  It 
provides information on the cause and what the customer can do to
eliminate the problems they're seeing without removing the security
update."
                                            
Dave
THANK YOU !!!

this drove me nuts today at work - for about 6 hours - i tried reinstalling, 
cleaning...  nothing worked.
your fix worked PERFECT!
                                            
Ron
Removing the update worked for me but - I didn't have any HP services or 
drivers loaded either.