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Outlook Express Hangup

By nlemonde ·
On occasion when I close Outlook Express I get the message "Compacting deleted items", and my machine hangs up. The disk drive runs like crazy. If I leave alone it for an hour or more it eventually recovers. If I try to terminate the activity it takes five minutes to get a response from any keystroke. I don't have that much E-mail. Any clues why the hang up?

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by ctrservices In reply to Outlook Express Hangup

Try the following

If this doesn't work, scroll down to "Reinstall..." and follow the link.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Outlook Express Hangup

While you personally might not have much e-mail you could have a lot in the Deleted Items Folder so if you do not want to keep this stuff you should delete it or set Outlook Express to Auto Delete items in the deleted items folder when you shut it down. To do this open OE and then left click on Tools and in the drop Down Menu click on Options then Maintenance in the window that opens and tick the box beside Delete Items in the Deleted Folder on exit.


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