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Email broke: Problem with Outlook '07 reminders, etc.


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#1 greymann

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:03 PM

I just reinstalled Vista due to viruses. I was using Office 2000 with a large .PST file with important emails and folders. After failing with 2000 and having lockups and crashes trying to open up outlook I got and installed Office 2007 thinking it would work better with Vista. I launched the new outlook and it automatically imported my settings from the previous version. Briefly I saw that it imported my folders and old emails, then it started hanging. My cursor rapidly blinks the arrow and twirling circle icon. If I try to move the window it says "not responding". When it did free up it popped up a window saying there were over 2000 reminders. I assume it's seeing all email as new and it thinks it has to remind me off all of them. I would tell it to ignore all of them and then it starts hanging again. I've tried turning off reminders in the advanced options of "other" options but when I relaunch outlook reminders are checked off again. I've tried launching in safe mode with "outlook /safe" and still ge the above problem. Once it finally stopped and I was able to download my email but I think reminders came up again and crashed my machine. It could have been another issue though. Now I've launched again and it's been hanging like this for over 10 minutes. What is it doing? Scanning my emails, something with reminders? Should I wait. Any help is appreciated. I simply cannot start over and loose my old email (.pst file). Is that the problem, my old settings? Is there a way to import just recent emails without loosing everything?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:07 PM

I would wait outlook 2007 is a bit notorious for not being able to handle large imports and then having to reorganize everything then having to try and import new mail so just let it do its thing and let it be and see what happens. :thumbsup:
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