Microsoft® Outlook Express hangs on startup
What are the reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook Express may hang on startup?
Microsoft Outlook Express is the e-mail application software that helps the user in managing various e-mail accounts upon a single platform. It provides the functionalities like e-mail contacts management, calendar management, to-do-lists options, etc. The user sometimes experience issues with the Microsoft Outlook Express software while working on the application. Microsoft Outlook Express may sometimes hang at startup. This issue occurs while the user tries to open the application by double clicking on the icon at the desktop or from the programs list. The causes of the issue would be the inability of the Operating System to handle multi tasking processes.
Discussed below are some tips to fix the problem:
- Close the other programs that are running
- Change the DWORD value
- Remove virus infections
Close the other programs that are running
The user should close all the unwanted programs that are running on the system before trying to open Microsoft Outlook Express. The windows that are opened on the system without any use should also be closed. The user should also be aware about the system specifications and the RAM size; such that the user can himself manage the number of programs running simultaneously on the system. The larger the memory size the more would be the efficiency in multi tasking.
Change the DWORD value
Microsoft Outlook Express which gets caught in the transition between the identities (changing value of the identity sub key at the registry) are more prone to program hangs issue while start up. The solution to the issue is to change the DWORD value in the system registry. The process of editing registry is highly complex and the user should seek the help of technicians to do so. The backup of the registry should be kept for the purpose of restoring the values if any issues occur. The changing value should be located at the registry and the process should be done with the help of technicians.
If the tips mentioned above do not solve the issue, the user should now check the system for any of the infections. For that perform a complete system scan and remove the infections that are detected while scanning. The system should also be protected using efficient antivirus software. The Microsoft Outlook Express application can now be opened on the system after restarting the computer.
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