Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:51 PM
Having a strange problem with Outlook. (Outlook 2003 running with Windows XP).
For the last week, occassionally when I go to open Outlook, instead of opening with my personal folders, email, etc. I get a message that says Outlook is not configured on my computer and the set-up/configuration Wizard.
The first time it happened I cancelled, retried a couple of times, (not reconfiguring since I'm guessing this could erase existing data) then shut down my computer and took it to a local service guy to take a look. He got it back running (not sure how) and re-imported all my Outlook data.
I had been very bad about archiving, so had an enormous amount of stuff in inbox/sent folder/etc. On the local techs recommendation, I deleted almost everything, archived some things, and then compacted the files using the data management options in the Outlook menu.
everything was fine, until a few days later when the same problem happened again. I took it back to the tech and he could not recreate the problem -- Outlook opened fine.
now what seems to be happening is that when I open Outlook fresh from booting up my computer, it works. When I've had it closed, but my computer has been running, logged in, and then try re-opening it, i get the configuration wizard.