Outook 2003 slow responding

Posted on 2006-05-08
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have searched for an answer but I still am having problems with my Outlook and I am not sure what else to do.

The problem is that it is slow dang slow doing everything. If I clck on a msg, it's slow, changing folders it is slow and I often get Outlook not responding and I am going crazy. I have a program called ENDIT ALL and shut down everything and this has fixed the problem, but doesn't help knowing what was slowing it down.

My plugins are as follows.


I have had these in the past with no problems but how do I figure out what is interfering with it?

Thanks for the help and hope the following is helpful.


Here is what I have:

System Name       
System Manufacturer      ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model      A7N8X-E
System Type      X86-based PC
Processor      x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1746 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date      Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1012, 8/4/2004
SMBIOS Version      2.2
Windows Directory      C:\WINDOWS
System Directory      C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device      \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale      United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer      Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name       
Time Zone      Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory      512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory      136.92 MB
Total Virtual Memory      2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory      1.96 GB
Page File Space      1.22 GB
Page File      C:\pagefile.sys


Application name      Outlook
Version      11.0
Build      8002
Product ID       
Language      English (United States)
Application Path      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\
System Language      English (United States)
Mail Support      Not Available
Current folder      Inbox
Current item      Not Available

Question by:jray9242
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Expert Comment

ID: 16633137
Greetings, jray9242 !

EndIt All closes down all background programs.  A background program is interfering with Outlook.  Close down one program running in background at a time to find out which one is causing the problem.  Antivirus?

Best wishes!

Author Comment

ID: 16633270
That will be a pain, but I agree that is what I am going to have to do to solve the problem..:(

I was hoping for an easier way but this will do..

Thanks for the help.

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Accepted Solution

war1 earned 500 total points
ID: 16669106

To find out which program is the culprit, you can select half the programs to close.  If the problem persists, you know the problem is with the other half.  If the problem goes away, then you need to take half of half that ended, and look there. 3 or 4 iterations and you should find the offending program.

We have not heard from you in awhile. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1

Author Comment

ID: 16669181
Sorry about that. I think I found it it the other day. I believe the bad boy is Spy Sweeper. I was doing what was reccomended and it took time. Since I have closed it down, things seem to be better. I have gone back to MS Defender for now which is ashame because Spy Sweeper is a great product.

I don't want to close it yet but will most likey by the end of the weekend.

Thanks again all!


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