Microsoft® Outlook 2003 Slow to Respond Issue
Get to know more about reasons for slow responding of Microsoft Outlook 2003
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is a web-based e-mail program. The slow responding of Outlook 2003 may be because of many reasons. One of the reasons is corrupted PST files in the Outlook profile. These corrupted files should be deleted and re-created for solving the problem. If there is no LAN connection then also Outlook 2003 will respond slowly and finally it might stop responding. The antivirus software installed in the computer may also affect Outlook and result in slow start up. This happens when Outlook 2003 is infected with a virus. We can easily resolve the slow start up issue with Outlook 2003. For that you have to find out the exact cause of the issue and work accordingly.
Here is more on fixing slow to respond problem in Microsoft Outlook 2003:
- Third Party add-ins
- Corrupted Outlook Program File
- Interference from Third Party PDA Software
Third party Add-ins
Outlook 2003 may respond very slowly due to some third party Add-ins that keep it from starting and responding. For checking if this add-ins is the real problem start Outlook 2003 in safe mode. In safe mode Outlook will be loaded with no add INS and if it works properly we can conclude that add INS are the cause of the issue. Then you may disable unwanted add INS from Outlook 2003 and it will work properly.
Corrupted Outlook Program File
PST files are the database in which all the contents in Outlook 2003 are saved. The corrupted .PST files in Outlook 2003 will also result in the slow start up of the application. It happens when you upgrade Outlook from any older version. This can be resolved by deleting and then re- creating the .PST files. Outlook 2003 has the ability to re create the files other than Outcmd.dat.
Interference of third party software, personal digital assistant with Outlook 2003, etc. may be a reason for the slow response of Outlook 2003. For resolving this problem the user has to take assistance from the service administrator. Another reason for slow responding of Outlook may be because the outlook client does not have a default gateway that is configured.
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