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greg63
01-18-2006, 12:57 AM
Does anyone out there have any suggestions?


I get the following message every time I try to access the program:


"Outlook Express has encountered an error and needs to close..."


I run XP and I've tried scandisk, Defrag, and Restoring my system to earlier date settings. I bought a program that scans for and fixes problems in the system registry, and none of it seems to help. I really don't want to do a complete system recovery, but it appears more and more that is what I'm going to have to do.


Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

luv
01-18-2006, 01:03 AM
I only use Outlook at work. Anytime we have errors on it, we talk to the friendly guys in IT. It's usually a problem with the server they run it on. There are lots of IT guys on here, so I'm sure someone will have some good advice.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 01:04 AM
does it give you an error code?

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 01:06 AM
does it give you an error code?http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;208814

If it does check here

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:08 AM
does it give you an error code?

No it just says: "sorry for the inconvenience."

luv
01-18-2006, 01:10 AM
No it just says: "sorry for the inconvenience."
At least it apologizes. ROFL

Sorry, I hope I'm laughing with you on that one.

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:11 AM
I only use Outlook at work. Anytime we have errors on it, we talk to the friendly guys in IT. It's usually a problem with the server they run it on. There are lots of IT guys on here, so I'm sure someone will have some good advice.


We do the same thing were I work, I just wish I knew what to do about it.:banghead:

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 01:11 AM
No it just says: "sorry for the inconvenience."


This is a problem you have the gay version of outlook explorer.

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:12 AM
At least it apologizes. ROFL

Sorry, I hope I'm laughing with you on that one.


ROFLROFLROFLROFL


I gotta find some reason to laugh; thanks for the humor. :D

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:14 AM
This is a problem you have the gay version of outlook explorer.

...Obviously. The frustrating thing is that it just came out of no where; it was working and then it wasn't.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 01:17 AM
...Obviously. The frustrating thing is that it just came out of no where; it was working and then it wasn't.


Sneaky ****ers, eh?


Did you change anything at all to your computer before you used it last?

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:23 AM
Sneaky ****ers, eh?


Yep!


Did you change anything at all to your computer before you used it last?


The only thing I can think of is that I auto archived my MS Outlook that I also run on my machine for a different purpose.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 01:24 AM
Yep!





The only thing I can think of is that I auto archived my MS Outlook that I also run on my machine for a different purpose.


You running XP, if so try to role it back with system restore.

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:26 AM
You running XP, if so try to role it back with system restore.

I've done so, and it didn't help.

Simplex3
01-18-2006, 01:28 AM
Or you can install this:

http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 01:28 AM
did you try uninstalling and reinstalling it

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;208814

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:30 AM
did you try uninstalling and reinstalling it

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;208814

Nope, but it's worth a shot. Thanks.

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:43 AM
Windows XP and Windows XP SP1: Edit the registry and install Internet Explorer 6

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
When you try to reinstall the same version of Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error message: Setup has detected a newer version of Internet Explorer already installed on this system.
Setup cannot continue.
To avoid this error message and reinstall the same version of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, follow these steps: 1.While you are logged on as an administrator, click Start, and then click Run.2.In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.3.Locate the appropriate registry subkey, right-click the IsInstalled (REG_DWORD) value, and then click Modify.

To reinstall only the Internet Explorer 6 browser component on Windows XP, use the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}
To reinstall only Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP, use the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}
4.Change the value data from 1 to 0, and then click OK.5.Quit Registry Editor, and then install Internet Explorer 6. 6.To reinstall Windows XP updates, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site:





I can only get as far as step two because I am unable to locate IsInstalled.

I'll keep trying.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 01:46 AM
Windows XP and Windows XP SP1: Edit the registry and install Internet Explorer 6

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
When you try to reinstall the same version of Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error message: Setup has detected a newer version of Internet Explorer already installed on this system.
Setup cannot continue.
To avoid this error message and reinstall the same version of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, follow these steps: 1.While you are logged on as an administrator, click Start, and then click Run.2.In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.3.Locate the appropriate registry subkey, right-click the IsInstalled (REG_DWORD) value, and then click Modify.

To reinstall only the Internet Explorer 6 browser component on Windows XP, use the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}
To reinstall only Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP, use the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}
4.Change the value data from 1 to 0, and then click OK.5.Quit Registry Editor, and then install Internet Explorer 6. 6.To reinstall Windows XP updates, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site:





I can only get as far as step two because I am unable to locate IsInstalled.

I'll keep trying.


try looking for this instead REG_DWORD

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:49 AM
try looking for this instead REG_DWORD

Will do.

greg63
01-18-2006, 01:59 AM
No luck; geez this frustrating.

luv
01-18-2006, 02:01 AM
No luck; geez this frustrating.
Welcome to the wonderful world of XP.

greg63
01-18-2006, 02:04 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of XP.


No doubt; I learned a long time ago that terms like Microsoft Works are an oxymoron.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 02:05 AM
No luck; geez this frustrating.


wait a minute, why are you screwing with registry editor, just go to control panel, add or remove programs, window components, check outlook express, reboot and install

greg63
01-18-2006, 02:08 AM
wait a minute, why are you screwing with registry editor, just go to control panel, add or remove programs, window components, check outlook express, reboot and install

Ok, I'll give it a shot. I'll be back in a few.

Simplex3
01-18-2006, 02:11 AM
Upgrade to this:

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 02:11 AM
Upgrade to this:


That is so wrong.

Simplex3
01-18-2006, 02:14 AM
As wrong as this?

.

luv
01-18-2006, 02:15 AM
As wrong as this?

.
I think the www.somethingawful.com gives it away.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 02:16 AM
As wrong as this?

.

I appreciate that little reference to ME


I was one of the jerkoffs doling out $100 for that shiny little turd.


If only I could kick myself in the balls...

Simplex3
01-18-2006, 02:18 AM
I appreciate that little reference to ME


I was one of the jerkoffs doling out $100 for that shiny little turd.


If only I could kick myself in the balls...
I've paid the MS tax on several PCs and will admit I actually PURCHASED a WinXP upgrade.

F**king stupid. Now I get better stuff for free. If only I'd known then half of what I know now.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 02:19 AM
I've paid the MS tax on several PCs and will admit I actually PURCHASED a WinXP upgrade.

F**king stupid. Now I get better stuff for free. If only I'd known then half of what I know now.


The funny shit is the only problem i've had with the antipiracy activation is on the system I purchased the license on.

Simplex3
01-18-2006, 02:21 AM
The funny shit is the only problem i've had with the antipiracy activation is on the system I purchased the license on.
ROFL

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 02:22 AM
I wonder if Greg blew up his computer by now.

Simplex3
01-18-2006, 02:23 AM
He should reboot. That helps.

J Diddy
01-18-2006, 02:25 AM
He should reboot. That helps.


No shit. I called tech support for my pos at work and the bitch had me reboot six times, that was her strategy for fixing it.

luv
01-18-2006, 02:32 AM
No shit. I called tech support for my pos at work and the bitch had me reboot six times, that was her strategy for fixing it.
When I'm having problems with a piece of machinery at work, the rule is "when all else fails, clean the machine." Whenever I'm having a problem with my computer, "when all else fails, reboot."

greg63
01-18-2006, 02:42 AM
I wonder if Greg blew up his computer by now.



Still looking for the C4 I got from the set of 24.



It still didn't work. I'm going to have to do a complete system recover, so I'll be gone for a while. Thanks for all your help everyone.


Nite Planet!