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golfwidow1

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the Adress Book failed to load, Outlook Express is incorrectly configured , please re-install.

Outlook express 6 was working fine but I went to send an email out with several addresses and it would kick it back. I then got a single :( email and couldn't open it.
I saved my messages and accounts in the stored folder and I saved my address book in csv. as told to by micro soft support. I uninstalled the outlook in both the add/remove ( windows components area) and I think when doing a change in registry they suggested too. I think I may have deleted something.
I tried a restore of the computer but it didn't work. I do have a earlier registry saved on my desktop but don't know how to restore that.
All this happened the night of the big updates from microsoft too. I even took off my email scan.
I have got outlook express working again but it gives me the above message each time I reload it.
I changed some of the files that had wab to old and in the registry I set the data to (0) at the dword area. I even changed the idenities in window explorer too. But I can't get the address book to load. I also can't import my messages that I saved , there is a blank in the wizard when transfering (no programs like outlook express). Like I said the accounts imported fine. I have a xp pro thinkpad with about 1.5mhz , 1GB ram, with office but I never used outlook, just outlook express. Thank you for the help.
 

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I also noticed that I can't reply or send emails , there is an error opening this message and error has occured.
 

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I did that fix , but checked it again to make sure boxes were unchecked. I did the regedit too the only WAB had no value.
Here is what my search got when I just put in wab and didn't do *.wab etc., that gave me nothing. But I now see lots of wab files.
 
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Now I understood it, I had to re-read your post a few times...what are the names of the files?
 

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The first four are program files/outlookexpress
next 4 are windows\servicepackuninstalled
next 5 windows/with different numbers
next3 are help
next 2 are wab50 inf files
next 1 is wab.exe with prefetch
next 1 is OUTLWAB program files office
next 4 are windows service pack i386
next 4 are windows system 32 cache
next 4 are windows with $ hf
next 2 are wab.exe windows software distriburtion /download
next 5 are documents and settings/username/desktop
next 1 is OUTLWAB.DLL windows installer \patch
next 1 is oewab windows documents and settings\username \desktop
 
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re-evaluating your post #6 after a break suggest the file doesn't exist, nor is there a pointer to it. Any chance I can have you reinstall it?
 
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First, uninstall the whole program. I believe via control panel add/remove programs. There may be two possible lists. Non microsoft programs. and microsoft programs. You might have to change a tab or something to see the outlook express to uninstall it.
 

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Sorry had to work. I uninstalled it. Before that I tried to do register the libraries as microsoft said in repairing outlook express but in search none came up. I just did a dll search and I saw all but the msjava.dll. I then couldn't do a regsvr to them though. I then quit.
 
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Do you just need outlook express to work, or you need to save the emails as well (although the address book seems missing)
 
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