How to Fix: Windows® Mail Not Responding on Windows® Vista
Windows Vista is one of the newer Operating Systems (OS) from Microsoft. Windows Vista comes pre-installed with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search and so on. Windows Vista also comes with an e-mailing application known as Windows Mail. Windows Mail is the replacement for the older Microsoft Outlook Express application. Windows Mail makes working with e-mails on Windows Vista easier and more efficient. Windows Mail is very simple to set-up and use. Some of the features of Windows Mail on Windows Vista include extensible Storage Engine, junk mail filtering, phishing filter, Microsoft Help Groups and so on. Although using Windows Mail is very simple, there are some problems that might come up with it. These include Windows Mail not able to send or receive mail, Windows Mail freezing and Windows Mail not responding. Windows Mail installed on your Windows Vista system may not be responding because of several reasons such as registry issues, problems with system files associated with the application, issues caused by some incompatible service running in the background and so on.
The following details gives users more information regarding ways to fix the issue of Windows Mail not responding to Windows Vista:
- Repair system files
- Clear registry errors
- Check active services
Repair System Files
Windows Mail installed on your Windows Vista system may be not responding because some of the system files associated with the application may have become corrupt or got damaged in some way. Users who face the issue of Windows Mail not responding to Windows Vista are advised to check the system files on the OS using 'sfc/ scannow' command in Command Prompt and repair the OS if system files are found to be damaged.
Clear Registry Errors
Windows Vista installed on your system has a database of information known as System Registry. Every application installed on Windows Vista has a respective registry entry. If the registry entries of Windows Mail on Windows Vista system are clashing with some other obsolete registry entries, then application may stop responding. Such problems can be solved by clearing registry errors on the system by cleaning the registry with registry cleaning software such as RegCure.
Check Active Services
Although Windows Mail is totally compatible with Windows Vista, it may not be compatible with some third-party applications installed on the system. If some services running in the background are incompatible with services of Windows Mail, then the application will stop responding. Such problems can be solved by checking the active services on the system using Task Manager and if some incompatible services are found, users will have to uninstall the associated application or program to solve the issue.
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