Cannot start Microsoft® Outlook
What are the reasons due which Microsoft Outlook may not start?
Microsoft Outlook is a e-mail client program that is used by people for the purpose of managing their e-mail accounts. The tool is commonly used as the business task. The users of the Microsoft Outlook application sometimes comes with certain issues while running the program upon the system. One among the issue is Microsoft Outlook would not start problem. While the user clicks on the Microsoft Outlook application icon on the programs list or on the icon at the desktop, the application would not open. The reason behind such issue may be any of the software or other malicious programs that are preventing the application. The congestion on the system caused due to the more number of applications running simultaneously also prevents Microsoft Outlook from opening on the system. The incomplete installation of Microsoft Outlook software upon the system also results in the issue with the Microsoft Outlook startup.
Discussed below are some techniques to fix those problems:
- Check whether the software installation is completed
- Check for any programs that prevent the application
- Close the other programs running on the system
Check whether the software installation is completed
The incomplete installation of the Microsoft Outlook application prevents the user from using the program upon the system. The user should check whether all the installation files are installed on the Microsoft Outlook folder. If any of the files are missing, remove the exiting software and install new Microsoft Outlook software by verifying the compatibility with the operating system upon the user computer.
Check for any programs that prevent the application
There are certain programs like the firewall and antivirus applications which have a nature to block the other applications from running over the system. Since Microsoft Outlook is a web based application, the security agents upon the system would prevent them from launching on the system. So the user needs to disable the application from the firewall option at the control panel or from add or remove programs option from the control panel. Right click on the program icon at the desktop or taskbar and provide the option to disable the application. After disabling the tools, try to open the Microsoft Outlook application.
If the above mentioned techniques do not solve the issue with the Microsoft Outlook application, the user should perform the following steps: Close the programs that are running on the system currently. Also, close the windows that are opened on the computer. After closing all the applications, refresh the system by right clicking on the desktop area. Now try to open the Microsoft Outlook application. The application would start since the congestion over the system has reduced now.
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