Microsoft® Outlook 2003 Slow Startup
Startup Issues with Microsoft Outlook 2003.
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an e-mail client program developed by Microsoft Corporation. This is a free e-mail program which can run on Windows OS. This application integrates several features for better performance. Sometimes, this application may take longer time in its startup. There could be various reasons for this issue. Sometimes broken or large PST files of Microsoft Outlook 2003 are responsible for the slow startup. When you try to open Microsoft Outlook 2003, it may display ‘Loading dataset…’ for minutes or otherwise may freeze during the startup. If the application contains large number of unwanted add-ins then also, it may cause a slow startup. In some situations, conflicts with third party programs may also result in this issue.
Some of the possible reasons for Microsoft Outlook 2003 slow startup and some tips to resolve the issue are given below:
- Problems with recent add-ins
- Incompatibility with application software
- Tips to resolve the Issues
Problems with recent add-ins
Microsoft Outlook 2003 may take longer time to start sometimes. There are various reasons for this issue. If it contains lots of add-ins, then these add-ins may be responsible for the slow startup of the application. If you have upgraded Microsoft Outlook 2003 from any other version, then some of the old add-ins may be incompatible with the new release and therefore may cause slugging performance of the application.
Incompatibility with application software
Sometimes, Microsoft Outlook 2003 checks the integrity of the PST files and this results in slow startup. This mainly happens due to some conflicts with application software during the last shutdown of this application. The presence of some third party software such as antivirus or anti-spam can also cause troubles with PST files of Microsoft Outlook 2003 during the shutdown process of Microsoft Outlook 2003. In such a case, Microsoft Outlook checks the integrity of the PST files on the next startup and thus takes longer time to start.
If the presence of unwanted or problematic add-ins causes slow startup of Microsoft Outlook 2003, then you can disable these add-ins from the settings. Select ‘Tool’ and click ‘Options’. Then select ‘Other’ tab and click on ‘Add-In Manager or COM Add-Ins’ button depending on the type of the add-in you want to disable. Then disable the desired add-ins and restart the system for the changes to take effect. If the problem is due to the conflicts with the third party software, then identify which program is causing conflicts with Microsoft Outlook 2003. Then disable that particular program which is causing the conflicts with the system.
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