Outlook 2003 is chewing up Page File

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
This would have to happen to the boss and no-one else..

Recently , whenever he opens outlook on his pc the PFusage skyrockets and everything gets slow..
 Interestingly he can open up https:\\server\exchange and use the outlook web interface with no worries. He can also use his outlook account just fine on another pc.

I've repaired and reinstalled outlook. no change.
Question by:Warez_Willy
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi Warez_Willy,

    things you can look at

    1. is there any addin [AV or other things] being loaded when outlook starts?
    2. how large is the pst file?

    what you can try to start outlook again
    1. search for the outlook.pst file
    2. move it to another directory, and make a copy to be sure you always have a backup
    3. start outlook if it starts it will say it cannot find the pst and will create a new one
    4. if outlook is doing fine now, choose File form the menu
    5. point to Open and click Outlook Data File
    6. point the file open dialog to the original pst
    7. if it opens then you'll have 2 pst's and you can bring over the data and contacts etc...

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    Expert Comment

    Hello Warez_Willy!

    Have you checked the PST?  Are you sure it's not currupted?  Have you compacted his PSTs?

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    Expert Comment

    Try a clean install of windows, since his outlook works fine on another machine it could be OS related.

    Author Comment

    Pst files were non existant!!!

    Removed Exchange server mail account from local pc outlook and re-added it.

    Outlook rebuilt the data locally and now it works fine.  Thanks

    (ps Hey barrettt, I reckon a clean install of windows is a bit of a sledgehammer approach.. why not reccomend putting in a new network or hey, gertting a job with a different company... LOL just being cheeky!)

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