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Windows Live Mail giving me a weird problem. Please help.

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  1. sockableclaw

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    Recently, I started noticing that whenever I start up my computer and open up Windows Live Mail, it'll start accessing my hard drive for a good while and, as a result of this, it will cause other things on my computer to load up longer than usual (like Dead Island, for example, will take ages to load when Windows Live Mail is reading my hard drive). Only way I can fix this is by sitting there and waiting for Windows Live Mail to finish reading my hard drive or by exiting out of Windows Live Mail via the task manager (after this my comp will load up things just fine). I did a virus scan and I am virus free.

    Something is up with my Windows Live Mail and I don't know what it is. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
     
  2. DariusSupport

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    All of the mail from Live is stored on your hard drive in your computer, so the first question is do you have a lot of emails, contacts, etc associated with your windows live account?
     
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    Yes I do. But the weird thing is, it wasn't doing this before yesterday. I have e-mails all the way back from 2003.
     
  4. DariusSupport

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    If you can please go through your email and delete any that you don't need anymore, then I can direct you through a hard drive clean up proccess.
     
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    Done.
     
  6. DariusSupport

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    What operating system do you have windows xp, 7, or 8?
     
  7. sockableclaw

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    Windows 7.
     
  8. DariusSupport

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    first thing is that we are going to get rid of outdated or useless files on your computer with 'disk clean up', when it comes up it will evaluate your computer and could take a bit of time, after that you will see a list of things that it will 'clean up' for you. Do not check compress old files, any of the other ones are fine. Here is a link to help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup let me know when this is done and i'll post the next step.
     
  9. sockableclaw

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    Done.
     
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  12. DariusSupport

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    ok, restart your computer then and let me know
     
  13. sockableclaw

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    Didn't work, I'm afraid.
     
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    Did you also delete all your SENT emails (as well as Junk)? That's one a lot of people forget.
     
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    Sure did.
     
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