Outlook Express 6.0 crashing
Posted on 2003-03-01
Hardware: Pentium II-450 with 256k ram, 40gig HD. Connection to DSL through Linksys router/firewall.
Operating system: Win2K, sp-3, all updates. Internet Explorer 6.0, with Outlook Express 6.0.
Everything was running perfect up until about 10 days ago. I don't recall whether the problem began after loading or uninstalling software -- was it something I downloaded from Kazza? Only god knows.
Occasionally, when I am working with email text (either cutting and pasting into message body, or just merely typing in), I get an application error and crash. This can happen when I create a new message or when forwarding an old message.
The error message that comes up says: "msimn.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows. you will need to restart the program. an error log is being created. ok"
The good news is that this doesn't effect my operating system. I dont have to reboot the machine or anything that drastic. however, i do lose all the changes i've made to my email message, and i need to start outlook express back up again. this usually happens about once or twice per day, and then seems to not happen again for at least several hours.
I notice there are many 'log' files on my hard drive. and I know how to 'enable debugging' in outlook express. however, i am clueless as to how to diagnose these logs, or the problem i am having.