Have you updated your version of Office XP to the latest SP-3?
Some have reported that installing MDAC 2.8 fixes it, others not:
After installing this, run Windows Update to check for any security patches
You may have to also search within the Office individual products to turn
off that "feature":
(Visio, FrontPage, Project, etc.)
See this article and do everything it says to stop the process ctfmon.exe
Frequently asked questions about Ctfmon.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599 - see the "Note" bit under Step1,
then do Step 2 and Step 3.
Jon R. Kennedy MS MVP/IE
Charlotte, NC USA
"KingMe" wrote in message
> For the last couple of years, I have the now popular shutdown hang caused
> CiceroUIWndFrame. For the last couple of years, I keep reading the
> "solution". All of them agree that it is caused by a bug in MS Office
> to "Speech and Handwriting Recognition" part of Office XP. The consistent
> solution is to de-install it, go to
> "Control Panel"
> "Add/Remove Programs"
> "Microsoft Office," click on the "Change" button
> browse to "Office Shared Features," "Alternative User Input," and select
> Speech and Handwriting Recognition (both) "Not available" from the
> Perform the change and the CiceroUIWndFrame messages disappear.
> I keep following the solutions and within a few weeks I am back to where I
> I found a suggestion to use the Repair and I did it and I am still on the
> same boat.
> What else uses Cicero.... there most be other reasons to hang the
> I am now keeping the system idle for half hour before going thru the
> procedure. That seems to do the job but I suspect there are other causes.
> Anybody has other suggestions?
> Using of Win XP Pro, FrontPage 2002, Outlook XP, Word-PowerPoint-Publisher
> 2002, Word 2002
> AMD Athlon 1.2, 512mb mem, 80GB disk, DVD and CD burners.