Resolving Microsoft® Outlook not responding issue
Is the Microsoft Outlook installed on your system not responding? Find out how to solve the problem.
Microsoft Outlook is a personal information management application from Microsoft. Although this application serves many purposes, it is primarily an email application. Microsoft Outlook allows users to organize emails, contacts, schedule tasks and so on. It even comes with a calendar, to-do list and phone support. There are many different versions of the Microsoft Outlook application and they can be installed on used on a computer very easily. However, there are some issues that might come up when using Microsoft Outlook. Such problems include application terminating on its own, application freeze, application not sending/ receiving emails, system restarting when application is executed and so on. Application freeze issues are followed by Microsoft Outlook not responding error messages and this means that users would have to forcefully terminate the application using the task manager. There are many reasons as to why you are getting Microsoft Outlook not responding error message. Some of the reasons include malware infections within the system, problems within the registry, issues with some of the system files associated with the functioning of Microsoft Outlook and so on.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to fix Microsoft Outlook not responding issue:
- Repair OS/ application
- Remove all infections
- Clean system registry
Repair OS/ application
Microsoft Outlook not responding issue on your system might be because of issues within the system files associated of the application or the application files itself. In such cases, the problem can be only resolved by repairing the operating system using the default OS repair tool and the installation disk of the OS. If the version of Microsoft Outlook installed on your system is new, then the application would come with a restore feature that would allow users to repair the application and if this is not possible, users would have to reinstall the application.
Remove all infections
The not responding error problem with the use of Microsoft Outlook might be because of the presence of malware infections within the system. Malware infections are known to cause problems by infecting system files of Microsoft Outlook application and modifying them. Malware related problems with the functioning of Microsoft Outlook can be easily resolved by removing the infections using an updated Antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus.
Registry of your computer contains information regarding the working of the system including Microsoft Outlook application. As registry entries are created automatically, they might develop some issues over time. If the registry entries of Microsoft Outlook are involved in some conflicts, then application not responding issue might come up. These problems can be resolved by cleaning the registry of the system using registry cleaning software such as RegCure.
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