Ever since I upgaded the hard drive in my Compaq laptop, I've had problems with Word freezing up on me. Sometimes it's just for a few seconds, sometimes for a few minutes. Occasionally it'll freeze up everything else I'm running as well, and won't respond to a "turn off computer" command, so I have to do a hard reboot.
It seems to be worse when I have Outlook and Yahoo Messenger open, and I've seen it "unfreeze" when I shut down Yahoo. Thought I was on to something there, but it will still freeze up on me at work, when I have nothing else open and no internet service or connection.
We've downloaded all the patches for this computer to no avail. Is there some bug with the new hard drive? Anyone have any ideas?