"Error Starting Outlook Express"
Posted on 1998-11-10
Last weekend I downloaded and installed IE5 beta off the Windows Update skipping the OE5 install since I heard it was unstable. The IE5 beta was fairly stable but seemed to interfere somehow with the OE4 adress book so I uninstalled IE5 beta following the Windows Update procedure. IE4 is back and working.
However, OE4 won't load now. Immediately following the splash screen I get the message "There is an error starting outlook express" and it just quits. I have uninstalled/reinstalled OE4 both from CD and Windows Update,Removed the Mail and News folders, and reinstalled Windows 98 from the GUI interface with no effect.
Is there anything short of a clean reinstall of Win98 to get around this error?. I am certain there is some beta file still lying around that is causing this problem but can't isolate it.