Microsoft® Outlook Hangs On Startup
Does your Microsoft Outlook hangs on startup?
Windows Operating Systems are very popular because of their usability. They are not only light on system resources but also can be installed with many applications or utilities which would enhance the functioning of the system. Microsoft Outlook is one such application. Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft. Microsoft Outlook has been around for quite sometime and there are many versions of the application available. It is primarily an e-mail application and can be used for sending, receiving, forwarding and other mail related tasks. Besides the normal e-mailing capabilities, it has calendar, to-do-list, notes feature etc. Although using Microsoft Outlook is very simple, there are some issues that might come up with its use. Some of the common issues that might come up with its use include error messages coming up, program hanging on startup, application crashing and so on. Microsoft Outlook installed on your system may hang on startup because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files associated with Microsoft Outlook, registry issues, some other incompatible application running in the background etc.
Following details gives users some information regarding tips to fix this issue:
- Check system files
- Clean registry
- Verify active services
Check system files
Some of the system files on Windows OS installed on your computer are associated with the Microsoft Outlook application. If these system files are damaged, then Microsoft Outlook can hang on startup when the damaged files are invoked for function. Users having this issue are advised to check the integrity of the system files on the OS using the sfc/ scannow command in the CMD and if some system files are found damaged, repairing the OS with the default or repair tool would solve the issue. Users can also try restoring the system to a time when Microsoft Outlook was working well to solve the issue.
Windows Operating Systems have a database of information known as system registry. Registry contains information regarding the working of all applications installed on the system and this includes Microsoft Outlook. If the registry entries of Microsoft Outlook are clashing with some other unwanted registry entries, then the application can hang on startup. Such problems can be fixed by cleaning the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software.
Microsoft Outlook is compatible with all versions of Windows OS. However, some third party applications might not be compatible with Microsoft Outlook and services of such applications might be interfering with the functioning of Microsoft Outlook and causing it to hang. Windows users having Microsoft Outlook hang issue are advised to verify the active services on the system using the Task manager and if some incompatible services are found, terminating and uninstalling the associated program can solve the issue.
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