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Jun 5, 2012

using system version 10.4.11 on a power mac G5, all of a sudden when i try to open MS word or quark xpress, my computer hangs up and the app won't open.  i have to force quit to stop the rolling beach ball.

Info:
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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