How do i repair/reinstall Outlook Express using Windows XP?

Question

For about a week now, when I open oulook express (ver 6.00.2900.2180), the screeneither opens,then immediately closes, or displays an error message"Outlook Express did not shut down correctly.Tthe last time you ran outlook express it did not exit correctly. In case this was due to a problem with the last message you were viewing. the message is not being shown". If I click on the menu bar,it will display properly. If I click on a message, the program immediatly closes. Is this a corruption of the file, or possibly a virus?

Answer

This question was answered on April 13, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The reason your are receiving this error is due to a corrupt or missing file In order to fix this issue, you need to repair/reinstall Outlook Express You can do so by following the steps listed:

Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional:

1 Remove Outlook Express 6.0 from Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional.a Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK

b In Add or Remove Programs, click Add/Remove Windows Components

c In the Components list, click to clear the Outlook Express check box, and then click Next Outlook Express will be removed from the computer

2 Reinstall Outlook Express 6.0 on a computer that is running Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional.a Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK

b In Add or Remove Programs, click Add/Remove Windows Components

c In the Components list, click to select the Outlook Express check box, and then click Next

d After Outlook Express is installed, click Finish

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Posted by Ryan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 13, 2007