Greetings and thank you for accepting my first post here. System
- XP Home V2002, SP3 (Office 2003 Student Edition)Problem:
MAPI32 is corruptChronological history
as best i can recall:
Installed office 2003 suite - minus publisher and access
Installed Outlook 2007 (stand alone free download for use with exchange server from Hosting company)
Discontinued Exchange Service due to bad hosting
Installed Live.com Components individually
Installed Live Essentials Package (FAILWARE)
in windows live mail (WLM) there is a function to import contacts. It does not state or not clearly that this is only for importing MICROSOFT address books. so when i imported my contacts from Gmail- contact manager took a huge dump.
After the fact I realize that the ever spying and ever prying gmail stores every single piece of data for ever (even after delete).
So the contact manager in WLM got tons of bad data. The only cure was to uninstall and reinstall WLM.
so that did not work.
-possible infection /
followed directions in this forum for where to start. worst machine scraped and reinstalled. others seem to be ok. recently ran Onecare from safe mode using secret command line prompts sent by Microsoft where the screen was all black with dots chasing down the screen one after another that ran for a day. reported all clean.
This was over a week ago that i Lost the ability to use outlook. So I have uninstalled every single item from PC that mentions LIVE in the name. The only one spared was onecare - and only because i have one more month on a paid subscription.
the error was that the file mapi32 was the wrong verison.
repaired outlook 2003 from CD - didnt work
reinstalled outlook 2003 from CD - NO GOOD still not working.
So i have re-installed the entire FAILWARE package called Windows Live Essentials. - didnt work
except now instead of being the wrong version / it is corrupt.
I cannot afford to clean install Outlook 2003 as i have a lot of information and data that I do not have a recent backup of.
Please help me to correct the dll to get outlook to load properly.