Outlook 2000 freezes up when opening an attachment

Hello EXperts!

When I open an e-mail within Microsoft Outlook 2000, and it has the attachment at the bottom of the message, I try to double-click to open the attachment and immediatelly Outlook freezes up and stops responding. This has been happening for about a week now and the way I get around it is by right clicking on the attachment and saving it to my hard drive some where. Then I can go through and open it directly, but not through Outlook. I have restarted the computer, it is not just one or two e-mails it is every single attachment.

Thanks for the insight here.

I would like to try and avoid having to reinstall office, but if that is the only option that you guys see available, I suppose I could do that.

GSFMedia
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war1Commented:
Greetings, gsfmedia!

See if this fix will free up your Outlook attachment.

Outlook Attachment
http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/62314.html
or
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm

Best wishes, war1
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gsfmediaAuthor Commented:
It appears that it worked (the one where you edit the registry). I will continue to work with it and then get back to you.

GSFMEDIA

P.S. Thanks!
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war1Commented:
gsfmedia,
   We have not heard from you in awhile? Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more questions? If an Expert help you, please accept his/her answer with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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gsfmediaAuthor Commented:
Sorry, Yes...it did work. I created a registry entry that allowed certian programs and documents to open within Outlook.

Credit goes to you war1!

GSFMedia
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war1Commented:
GSFmedia,

Glad the problem is solved.  Will you accept my first comment as the answer?
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