Can anyone impart some knowledge and a cure?
Windows Vista 64 Home Premium - MS Office Word 2003

Challenge: when I "insert" image from scanner into a word doc I have no issue however, when I scan a second image into the same or an unrelated future document (without shutting down word and restarting first) the word doc freezes, the fan kicks up on my pc and I've discovered in Task Manager that "Winword.exe *32" is cranking away at 50% CPU. I have to end task in order to restore order to my world.

Thoughts? 1st time post and your help is greatly appreciated!