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When clicking on the outlook program, the program takes 25-30 seconds to load. Is there a way that I can get the program to load faster?

Your assistance in this regard will be most appreciated


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I need some help fast!

Two days ago my Outlook 2002 started loading slow. It's been fine up
until then. I have a IBM ThinkPad laptop running -

XP SP1
256 MB RAM
11.2 GB hardrive

I have read through many of the posts and followed the instructions
given for many who had a similar problem.

I have checked my Windows Messenger. It's been disabled for months.
I found the outcmd.dat file and changed it to .old, restarted Outlook
but still no change.
My outlook.pst file is only 75 MB.

I have defragged my hard drive but still no change

Whenever I click on a command for Outlook it gives four quick sounds
in row like its accessing my hard drive for something. It continues to
do this until the command is complete (5-10 mins later)

No other applications or programs are affected. Everything runs
smoothly except Outlook.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I recently installed with XP Pro SP2+ the 2003 Pro Office suite plus latest
updates:
there are moments when Outlook is painfully slow to load (althoough i have
2gb ram and a 3.0 mhz cpu). This is surely a step backwards, not forward.
If I have the problem, I'm sure others must also; but if you are interested
in my giving details, I'll try to remember to log specifics.

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since last nights MS update when shutting down my computer, i now find that when i click on any mail folder to move from one folder to another, outlook appears to 'hang' while the reading pane says "loading...". Then the title bar words go white and the outlook logo turns into a white box momentarily, before the contents of the folder finally load and appear. Working fluently between folders has now become a slow nightmare. Can anyone help?

I have a small network and one Pc has 7 folders shared, each folder has 500 folders, and when I want to send a email attaching one file that is inside of this folders Outlook xp is very slow when Browsing to attach it.

Thanks in advance for your help

I am using Outlook 2003 and Vista Ultimate. The reminders window seems to run
properly in all respects except that if I have say 15 reminders - the window
opens and the items are slow to load into the display. It seems like the app
has to scan the data file or something one record at a time. If it finds a
reminder, it adds it to the window list. Maybe my memory is failing but I
thought this window formerly loaded very quickly with the same number of
reminders. Any ideas?

I have Outlook 2002 with SP3 installed on Windows XP with SP2 and connected
to Exchange server.
When I tried to add phone no to "Business", and tab to "Home"...etc, it will
response slowly but does not hang up.
I tried on other PC with same system and hardware, haven't got above symptom.
And I also tried to create a new email profile without any personal folder
or personal address book, still response slow.
How do I troubleshoot this issue? I have no idea. And I don't want to
reinstall office.

Hi,

Anybody experience slowness when open attachment > than 1Mbyte would take
more than 5 minutes (sometimes) to open? Kindly share with me how you managed
to solve the problem. Thanks in advance!

Environment:
Outlook 2003 SP2
Exchange 2003 SP2

Stuart,

Why did you create another thread on the same topic?

Dave

"Stuart Parker" wrote:

Hi,

So when outlook starts up, it loads my addin, and my addin's startup runs.
In the meantime outlook is loading other addins, and trying to connect to
exchange, blah blah.

It there any way to tell when outlook has finished doing all this, and is
fully initialized? an event perhaps? I would like my addin to wait and not
do anything until outlook has fully loaded and done all it's stuff.

Cheers

Hi,

So when outlook starts up, it loads my addin, and my addin's startup runs.
In the meantime outlook is loading other addins, and trying to connect to
exchange, blah blah.

It there any way to tell when outlook has finished doing all this, and is
fully initialized? an event perhaps? I would like my addin to wait and not
do anything until outlook has fully loaded and done all it's stuff.

Cheers

Lately, Outlook is taking longer to load and quite a long time when I press
"reply." I don't have any spyware or virus showing when I run scans so I am
really at a loss. Any help would be appreciated

Stuart,

Why did you create another thread on the same topic?

Dave

"Stuart Parker" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> So when outlook starts up, it loads my addin, and my addin's startup runs.
> In the meantime outlook is loading other addins, and trying to connect to
> exchange, blah blah.
>
> It there any way to tell when outlook has finished doing all this, and is
> fully initialized? an event perhaps? I would like my addin to wait and not
> do anything until outlook has fully loaded and done all it's stuff.
>
> Cheers
>

Hi,

So when outlook starts up, it loads my addin, and my addin's startup runs.
In the meantime outlook is loading other addins, and trying to connect to
exchange, blah blah.

It there any way to tell when outlook has finished doing all this, and is
fully initialized? an event perhaps? I would like my addin to wait and not
do anything until outlook has fully loaded and done all it's stuff.

Cheers

Lately, Outlook is taking longer to load and quite a long time when I press
"reply." I don't have any spyware or virus showing when I run scans so I am
really at a loss. Any help would be appreciated

We're using two front-end gateway servers that route email to and from the
Internet, and also to internal routing and admin groups (a "hub and spoke"
topology). They're more or less identical and are setup to load balance
email traffic. Both are Ex2k3 on Win2k3 with all the latest service packs
and updates. The back-end environment is Ex2k/Ex2k3 mixed mode.

When i look at the queues for either front-end server by going through their
local Exchange Administrator, one server takes a loooong time to load (a
minute or more), while the other one loads the same information almost right
away. The slower server just hangs with a "retrieving queue information"
notice at the bottom of the screen. It's even slow when trying to load its
own local queue information. The other server loads its queue information
and the slow servers queue information very fast.

What might explain this?

Thanks.
jim

Hello -

I'm starting to notice some problems with Outlook XP (2002). Before this
little problem started happening, Outlook would load the mailbox and the
messages pretty much instantaneously. Now, it loads the folders (as I can
see them) but it takes about 30 seconds to load in the messages of the inbox
and the Outlook display to disappear. How come this is happening? I figure
this was an Outlook issue as I use Outlook 2003 and mine works fine. Also
sometimes I notice that it takes sometimes 2 minutes for an email to reach
another co-worker within the company. Shouldn't this be instantaneous as
well? Is there something delaying the message? Thanks in advance.

When using remote to retrieve mail or http://myserver/exchange, gets me to
the Outlook log in area fine, but after password verified, all I get is a
parent directory listing of the mailboxes and their folders.
The "shell" of Outlook is not loading.. although it did in the past... but I
am unaware when it stopped working, since I pop my exchange mail to Outlook
on my laptop anyways.. but I need it to work, because I am real anal about
this stuff ;) and the Outlook via remote was very colorful and I enjoyed
looking at the colors..

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I am running Outlook XP. When I receive an attachment or when I try to attach an attachment, it is very slow to open the folder. Let me explain. I click on save attachment. The folder view opens pointing to the last used location -- usually My Documents. If I save there everything is ok.

If I want to save in a different folder, I might click on the C drive. It may take 1-2 minutes for that view to display. If I then click on a folder on that drive, it may take 1-2 minutes for that view to display. As I click down the path, each step takes 1-2 minutes to display.

The same happens if I am trying to navigate to a folder in order to attach a file to an outgoing mail.

Thanks for any help.

Robert Tankersley, CDP

I want to modify a form in Outlook, but when I went to select one of the
standard forms I got a message "form load failed". None of the satndard forms
show up at all. How can I correct this probem.

Thanks

Hello. I am located in Malaysia. I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 640m
notebook yesterday. The problem that I'm facing is with Outlook. The
operation of Outlook slows down drastically after I import a contact list
(about 700 contacts). It will take more than 5 to 10 seconds for a response
after I click on any menu/ shortcut, or open folders inside outlook.
Minimising and maximising the windows is also slow. Overall the program slows
down a lot.

It is OK with Excel and Word. The Office is a preinstalled OEM Office Small
Business Edition 2003 with Business Contact Manager. Anybody can help me on
this. Thanks.
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Eugene KLMY

Hi recently my Outlook has been very slow, and my keyboard input is also
very slow. When opening Outlook I get a message saying that a database file
didn't close properly, and a few minutes later, a further message saying
that its been fixed.

Anyone any ideas what's going on - thanks
A

Hi all,
Have a SBS2003 server with 9 clients, Outlook 2003, all is working well.
One fo the clients has an issue with outlook where when typing text in the
body the text is extremely slow to come up. is has a real delay, so bad i was
shocked when i actually saw it. The user is a two fingered male typist.

no other user is experiencing this, work is good, checked the keyboard delay
etc but all looks ok. Only outlook is affected.

all latest service packs/patches are on the machine.

does anyone have any ideas i can try?

thanks
Leo

First, I deleted my old outlook.pst file because Outlook 2003 would no
longer load my Outlook Inbox. Specifically, this happens when loading a
webpage for an e-mail, i.e., advertising. When Outlook tries to open such an
e-mail, it goes into Not Responding Mode and locks up. Second, Outlook
created a new outlook.pst file and Outlook seems to work again. I'm
deleting webpage advertising to avoid lockup.

I had to import my contacts because they disappeared after I deleted my old
outlook.pst file. Importing worked and my contacts appear when I click on
the contacts folder, however, when I try to send an e-mail and click on TO:
to select a contact the following error message appears: "The address list
could not be displayed. The contacts folder associated with this address
list could not be opened, it may have been moved or deleted, or you may not
have permissision. For information on how to remove this folder from the
Outlook Address Book, see Microsoft Office Outlook help". Well, this
message doesn't really help me fix my problem. Any help on how to fix my
address book when addressing e-mail would be greatly appreciated.

HC

Outlook 2007 error when loading - it tells me to run Scanpst.exe, which when
I do, it can't find the file in the proper path. I'm urgently needing help.


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