Appcrash in Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an e-mail client which helps to manage different e-mail accounts efficiently. It comes with several features and usability options that ease the management of e-mails of users. The features of Microsoft Outlook 2003 include Contacts and Address Book, Calendar, Junk Mail Filter, Desktop Alerts, Terminal Services, etc. Its e-mail accounts can support Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Gmail, etc. This allows the users to use the same interface of Microsoft Outlook 2003 with their different e-mail accounts. Microsoft Outlook 2003 is a stable program though some issues are found in it. Appcrash is one such issue which occurs with Microsoft Outlook 2003 that crashes the program. Appcrash issue in Microsoft Outlook 2003 can cause data loss and may even fail to launch it further.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know more about appcrash in Microsoft Outlook 2003 and also describes the methods for fixing the issues:
- Safe Mode
Appcrash error in Microsoft Outlook 2003 can be because of the errors in the PST files. PST files are created and managed by Microsoft Outlook 2003 in order to store and retrieve user-specific data. It includes information regarding e-mails, profiles, user preferences, etc. Errors in these files cause Microsoft Outlook 2003 to read incorrect data and thus it will be difficult to launch the program. Thus Microsoft Outlook 2003 crashes and the appcrash can occur. However, the errors with PST files can be fixed easily by running the repair tool. This can be done by executing the 'scanpst.exe' file, which is located in the location 'C:Program FilesCommon FilesSystemMSMAPI' or 'C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesSystemMSMAPI'.
Microsoft Outlook 2003 can work with several extensions that can add new features or enhance the existing ones. But at times, these extensions can also cause issues with it. The issues can be different and can even end up in crashing the program. To resolve this issue, you can use the '/noextensions' switch. Click ‘Start Menu' and click on ‘Run’. Enter 'outlook.exe' file and then hit the 'Spacebar' key once. Then type '/noextensions' and hit 'Enter'. This will launch Microsoft Outlook 2003 without any extensions. If you can launch the Microsoft Outlook 2003 successfully, then the problem is surely with extensions. Try disabling extensions one by one to know which one is causing the problem. When you have found the extension that is causing the problem remove it permanently.
Another way to resolve the appcrash issue with Microsoft Outlook 2003 is to launch the program in Safe Mode. You can use the '/safe' command line switch to launch Microsoft Outlook 2003 in 'Safe Mode'. The '/safe' switch will launch Microsoft Outlook 2003 without including any extensions, reading pane, toolbar customization, etc. This will minimize the possible reasons behind appcrash and will help the users to know that the reason behind the appcrash is user preferences. If you cannot run Microsoft Outlook 2003 in Safe Mode, then try re-installing it.
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