Outlook Express 6 goes REALLY slow when i open it change identites ETC..

G8MiNi0N used Ask the Experts™
I open up Outlook Express 6 and it goes REALLY slow each time a click something, can anyone help?
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Hi G8MiNi0N,
To resolve this behavior, turn off background compaction:
In Outlook Express, on the Tools menu, click Options.
Click the Maintenance tab, click to clear the Compact messages in the background check box, and then click OK.
Quit and then restart Outlook Express.

Pete LongTechnical Consultant

If that didnt work

try this - though its a listed IE5 fix give it a try :0)

This behavior can occur for one of the following reasons:
The Pstores.exe file and associated .dll files may be corrupted, or their versions may be incorrect. -or-

The ProtectedStorage registry key has incorrect parameters.
To resolve this issue:
Rename the Pstore.log file, and obtain a new copy of the Pstores.exe file and associated files.

Delete, and then re-create the ProtectedStorage registry key.
Rename the Pstore.log File
Search for a Pstore.log file. If you do not find the file, skip to the next section. If you find it, rename it:
Click Start, point to Files, and then click Files or Folders.
In the Named field, type pstore.log .
Verify that the Look In field displays your primary hard drive (usually C), and then click Find Now.
Right-click the pstore.log file found in the search, and then click Rename.
Rename the file "pstoreold.log" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.
Obtain a New Copy of Pstores.exe and Associated Files
To obtain a new copy of the Pstores.exe file and associated files, reinstall Microsoft Internet Explorer. For information about installing or reinstalling Internet Explorer, please see the "Internet Explorer Setup Frequently Asked Questions" page at the following Microsoft Web site:

Delete the ProtectedStorage Registry Key
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Delete the ProtectedStorage registry key by using the following method:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate to the following registry key:

Find the ProtectedStorage key, right-click it, and then click Delete.
Quit Registry Editor.
Re-Create the ProtectedStorage Registry Key
To re-create the ProtectedStorage registry key:
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS DOS Prompt.
In the MS-DOS Prompt window, type the following command
c:\windows\system\pstores.exe -install (This looks like a Win9x command do a search for pstores.exe - Pete)

and then press ENTER.
Type exit, and then press ENTER to close the MS-DOS Prompt window.
Quit all programs, and then restart the computer.


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