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Solved: Solved: Outlook express won't open

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by mwredt, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. mwredt

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    On a computer running Windows XP, open outlook express to get email. it worked at first then would not open. The hour glass comes up momentarily, then disappears and Outlook Express does not open. I rebooted the computer, then Outlook Express would open again. What would cause this problem?
     
  2. new tech guy

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    Does the program work ok now? The cause of that could have just been outlook experiencing a strange shutdown therefore leaving components in the computer's memory. When the utility is restarted this could cause a mess as it thinks it is already running then terminates itself. The reboot corrected the issue as it clears the computers memory completely which then of course lets outlook function normally. I would not worry about this as i myself have had it happen from time to time using some software.
     
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    New Tech Guy:
    Sorry it took so long to reply. I believe you are right. Rebooting took care of the problem and Outlook has been working okay now.
    Thanks.
     
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    This is normal as it could happen from time to time on a pc that is booted for a long time. Usually this is the first fix for an abnormal computer problem.
     
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