How to fix Microsoft® Outlook Express Startup Error
Microsoft Outlook Express is an email client from Microsoft for handling multiple email accounts within a single interface. It is equipped with many advanced features and easy to use options that allow the users to send and receive emails easily. It supports POP3, IMAP, and HTTP based email accounts. It works as a part of Internet Explorer. It also has options that allow the users to add attachments and background music with the emails. It is also equipped with several useful features like automatic backup of messages and folders, anti-spam, mailing lists and newsletters. While launching the application, however, there might be some problems sometimes.
Read more to know about the common startup errors with Microsoft Outlook Express and remedial actions to fix those issues:
- Common Error Messages
- Corrupted System Files
- Damaged Identity
Common Error Messages
Microsoft Outlook Express throws some error messages while trying to startup the application. The most common error that pops up while launching it is the incorrect installation error saying, “Outlook Express could not be started. It may not be installed correctly. Contact Microsoft support for further assistance. (ox8007045a). Other error messages regarding the application startup are “The identity login could not be started. Some components are either missing or incorrectly configured, “msoe.dll cannot be initiated, etc.
Corrupted System Files
Microsoft Outlook Express ends up with crashes while launching the application. One of the main reason behind this crash is corrupted *.dbx files. It can be damaged or the Read-only privilege of the file maybe checked as true. In the latter case, the problem can be fixed easily by unchecking the box near Read-only in the properties window. If the files are corrupted, compacting the file folders of Microsoft Outlook Express can fix the issue. This can be done by accessing the Compact All Folders function under the Folder section in the File menu. Before beginning the process, ensure that Microsoft Outlook Express works in offline mode, so that no new emails interrupt the process.
Microsoft Outlook Express might show startup errors if the users’ Identity is corrupt. This can be fixed by accessing the Identities Manager. To access the Identities Manager, download and run the Force Identity Logon from support websites. Once the script is executed, it will open the Identities Manager. Create a new identity and switch it on. After switching to the new account an Add Account Wizard will start automatically that helps the users to set up an email account.
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