Error Messages in Microsoft® Outlook® 2003
Get to know more about ways to resolve error message 'Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook'
Microsoft Outlook 2003 comprises of many attractive new features such as vigorous anti-spam filtering, side-by-side calendars, cached connection to Exchange, and incorporation with Windows SharePoint Services. Microsoft Outlook 2003 necessitates Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 SP3 or Microsoft Windows XP or higher version. It could not work on Windows 95/98/ME or Windows NT. Microsoft Outlook 2003 Spam Filter- Under the hood was detached from Mapilab.com because of legal problems. It is coming with the ability to enlarge distribution lists prior to sending a message, so the user could easily remove a name. It is also featured with better message threading in conversation views. Microsoft Outlook 2003 is installed with Resource Kit Tools, Cached Exchange Mode, Outlook Calendar. Sometimes the user might come across with the error” cannot start Microsoft Outlook".
Here are the details regarding the cause for the error and the tips to solve the problem:
- Cause for error
- Start Microsoft Outlook in Safe mode
- Create a new profile
Cause for error
This problem might arise as file that preserves the Navigation Pane settings becomes tainted. This file is called profilename.xml, where profile name is the name of your Outlook profile. This file is stock up in the following folder: Windows XP C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook Windows Vista, Windows C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftOutlook.
Start Outlook in Safe mode
First of all you need to quit Microsoft Outlook. Then choose Start menu and hit Run. After that, type "Outlook.exe /safe" and hit OK. Then you need to perform a test in Outlook Safe Mode. In most cases the problem is solved when you start Microsoft Outlook in safe mode.
You have to close Microsoft Outlook as the first step. Then click on Start, and hit on the Control Panel. After that, click on the Mail icon. Then you need to Click Show Profiles. Then in the "When starting Microsoft Outlook, use this profile:" area, please choose "Prompt for a profile to be used". After that click Add and type the new profile name as you like in the Profile name box. Next select "Add a new e-mail account" and after that click Next. Then pick your E-mail type and type the necessary information. Afterward click Next and hit Finish. Then you need to reopen Microsoft Outlook and select the new profile in the profile list and select OK.