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Outlook 2000 won't close

I open and use outlook fine but when I close outlook the box pops up saying "Outlook is closing" but it never does. The program has not crashed, it seems to be hung waiting for something in the background. I have a few of these win98's having the same problem. I've even formatted one pc. and reinstalled the programs and it still happens.

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by Halo4 In reply to Outlook 2000 won't close

Try, if you haven't already, the windows and the office updates from Microsoft.


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by johnm41 In reply to Outlook 2000 won't close

When the "Outlook is closing" box is hanging, press Control-Alt-Delete, select "Mapisp32" & click "End Task". Then press Control-Alt-Delete again & select "Microsoft Outlook" & again click "End Task". Wait a few seconds & you will get a confirmation pop up messsage for each program; click OK on both of these & then Outlook will close properly.

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by tlandmesser In reply to Outlook 2000 won't close

Please contact me. I have a post SP3 patch from Microsoft to resolve this issue. Also see here:

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