Stab in the dark. Depending on how long you have gone without monthly maintenance.
I would suggest downloading, installing and running CCleaner and Defraggler.
Both are available at www.filehippo.com.
CCleaner has Cleaner, and Registry fix (among others) that are worth running - monthly and when troubles appear.
One stab in the dark deserves another :smileywink:
Do you have enough RAM to run all the applications at the same time?
I'll give that a shot. This pc came from a business acquisition, so I don't know the maint history.
Thanks. It has 2 gb, which should be plenty for any single Office app with FMP...unless the ram has issues.