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    microsoft outlook

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    by mb.sharma ·

    When i am start outlook a error message showing that “Cannot Start Microsoft Office Outlook. The Command Line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.” Pls suggest what should i do ?

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    • #2905162

      Clarifications

      by mb.sharma ·

      In reply to microsoft outlook

      Clarifications

    • #2905156

      Without knowing more all I can suggest

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to microsoft outlook

      Is removing Office and reinstalling it with the correct version for the OS in use.

      If you are using any form of Windows you should be able to use all but Office 2008.
      If you are using a MAC OS you can only use Office 2008.

      Col

    • #2905144

      Need more information…

      by captbilly1eye ·

      In reply to microsoft outlook

      What version of Outlook?
      What Operating System?
      Has Outlook worked on this computer before?

      here are a few articles that address that error:
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312346
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827593

      The more information you provide, the better chance you have of someone being able to help.

      • #2905132

        ms outlook

        by mb.sharma ·

        In reply to Need more information…

        my outlook version is microsoft outlook 2003 & i m using windows xp professional licensed version. . for this issue while i checked regedit. regedit is also not working.pls provide soultion for this error.

        • #2905075

          pls more detail.

          by captbilly1eye ·

          In reply to ms outlook

          Regedit is not working?
          Explain.
          Error message? Permissions issue?

          Google that error message ( “Cannot Start Microsoft Office Outlook. The Command Line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using”) and you will come up with hundreds of possibilities.

          Please remember… all of us here do this for free because this is what we like to do. If you make it too difficult to help, no one will respond.

          along the lines of what I stated earlier… “the more information you provide, the more help you’ll get.” well then… the less information you provide, the less help you will get.

        • #2905061

          Have you also checked for Infections?

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to ms outlook

          Assuming that this individual computer isn’t part of a Domain with security preventing this application opening for that particular user Regedit not being available is the sign of a Infection.

          So have you actually checked that the AV product in use here is actually running and has not been bypassed?

          Col

        • #2905054

          was this an upgrade?

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to ms outlook

          I have seen reg problems like this from upgrades in the past.

          Anyway, does regedt32 work?

          Check for virus/malware.

          As for Outlook, if you had a previous version installed, or installed an update recently, you may need to uninstall Office, manually remove the directories/files for anything left, and scour the registry to clean it. It may be looking to a previous version.

          After that, reboot, re-install Office. It should work fine.

    • #2905031

      Try this for your Outlook issue….

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to microsoft outlook

      You cannot use the /select switch to start Outlook 2003

      SYMPTOMS
      When you try to use various command-line switches to start Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, you may receive the following error message:
      Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.

      For example, you may receive this error if you try to start Outlook 2003 by using the following command-line switch:
      Outlook.exe /select outlook:calendar /recycle
      CAUSE
      This problem occurs because of a security enhancement that helps to prevent potential attackers from passing command-line arguments.
      WORKAROUND
      To work around this problem, do not use the /select command-line switch. For example, replace the command-line switch in the “Symptoms” section of this article with the following command-line switch:

      Outlook.exe /recycle outlook:calendar

      By default, any switches that are on the command line after all recognized parameters have been processed are processed as /select switches.

      Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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