[Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]
Uninstalling/reinstalling IE7 won't do squat for your OE problem.
Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3?
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?
Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
Do you adhere to *all* of the following OE user caveats?...
- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.
- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.
- Frequently perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working
offline". More at http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm
- Do not cancel Automatic Compacting, should it occur, and do not attempt to
close OE via Task Manager or shutdown your machine if Automatic Compacting
is taking place.
- Disable email scanning by your anti-virus application. It can cause
corruption (i.e., loss of messages) and provides no additional protection.
â€¢ Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I am having a problem opening Outlook Express 6.0; it takes over a minute
> each time I open this program for it to fully open. I was considering
> to Add/Remove programs and removing IE 7.0 and then going to Microsoft
> website and installing IE 7.0 again. Would that get me a clean copy of
> Outlook Express 6.0? Or, do you have another suggestion? I have looked at
> the Task Manager and CPU usage during this lengthy opening of Outlook
> Express and CPU usage does not appear to be the problem.