Cannot Execute Outlook Express



George
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
I just started getting this message when I try to execute Outlook Express on
my Win XP (SP2) machine.

“Outlook Express could not be started because your computer is low on system
resources. Most likely the problem is your computer is low on memory or
unstable”

My system shows 1.25 GB of RAM, 908MHz processor. It has two hard drives
with free space of about 40GB each (C drive has 39.5GB). I have other memory
intensive apps (including Delphi, and Visual Studio .NET) that run just fine.

Yesterday and today I did get it working again by deleting the folders.dbx
file and rebooting. I have found indications on the MS site that some
Virus/Firewall products may cause problems with Outlook Express. I do have
McAfee. I also found some MS documentation that indicates a reinstall of XP
(service pack 2) may help problems like this. Also I did switch the default
e-mail client to Outlook temporarily to test sending e-mails from SQL Server
several hours before this started happening for the first time. However, I
have to believe that is coincidental but maybe not.

Does anyone have any specific knowledge regarding this problem and how to
fix it permanently? Is a reinstall really the only way out?

Thanks for the help.

G. Mitchell

Gordon
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
George wrote:
|| I just started getting this message when I try to execute Outlook
|| Express on my Win XP (SP2) machine.
||
|| "Outlook Express could not be started because your computer is low
|| on system resources. Most likely the problem is your computer is low
|| on memory or unstable"

Clear out your temp internet files, and temp folder. If that doesn't work,
try creating a new identity and see if the same thing happens


--
Gordon Burgess-Parker
Interim Systems and Management Accounting
www.gbpcomputing.co.uk

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
See http://www.insideoe.com/problems/errors.htm#crash and
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

General OE Caveats:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a manual
compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm.

- Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause
corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
--
OE6-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security, AH-VSOP


George wrote:
> I just started getting this message when I try to execute Outlook Express
> on my Win XP (SP2) machine.
>
> ?oOutlook Express could not be started because your computer is low on
> system resources. Most likely the problem is your computer is low on
> memory or unstable?
>
> My system shows 1.25 GB of RAM, 908MHz processor. It has two hard drives
> with free space of about 40GB each (C drive has 39.5GB). I have other
> memory intensive apps (including Delphi, and Visual Studio .NET) that run
> just fine.
>
> Yesterday and today I did get it working again by deleting the folders.dbx
> file and rebooting. I have found indications on the MS site that some
> Virus/Firewall products may cause problems with Outlook Express. I do have
> McAfee. I also found some MS documentation that indicates a reinstall of
> XP (service pack 2) may help problems like this. Also I did switch the
> default e-mail client to Outlook temporarily to test sending e-mails from
> SQL Server several hours before this started happening for the first
> time. However, I have to believe that is coincidental but maybe not.
>
> Does anyone have any specific knowledge regarding this problem and how to
> fix it permanently? Is a reinstall really the only way out?
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
> G. Mitchell


Cannot Execute Outlook Express