Recovering OE address book after installing Win2000 Dual Boot with ME
Posted on 2004-08-29
I've just navigated through a long process of recovering a very corrupt Windows ME OS and then installing Windows 2000 with dual boot capability. After achieving the successful Win2000 install and running MS critical updates for Win2000, I booted in ME and tried to access my Outlook Express account. When I do, I get the familiar message "OE could not be started because MSOE.DLL could not be loaded". I've searched the MS Knowledge base and all I find it reinstalling OE, which I believe will lose both my address book and old emails. I tried a restore in ME to the point I was before the Win2000 install, but the restore failed. I've recovered the emails, but suspect the address book is gone, but would like your professional opinion on whether there is any possibility to recover before I make the effort to reenter all the information.