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Outlook takes forever to open Office 2003, WinXP svpk2

I have synchronized turned on. Outlook take at least 3 min to open. Every time I open it. I have tried disabling the add-ins this was not causing the problem. Any help would be very helpful. I have not dicarded all settings and would like to not have to do that..
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PatchesKennedyD,

Here are some reasons why Outlook 2007 is slow and some fixes.  
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/03/microsoft-outlook-2007-running-slow-fix.html

Is your PST file large?  Get this update.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932086/

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Sorry! I have Outlook 2003. Any suggestions?
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PatchesKennedy,

1. Reset the Outlook toolbar template. With Outlook close, do a search for and rename outcmd.dat file. Do the same for frmcache.dat and outlprnt files. Restart Outlook.

Outcmd.dat is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder. It is a hidden file, so you have to unhide hidden files. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

2. If no joy, register two important Outlook files. Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 OLE32.DLL
Do the same for INETCOMM.DLL

3. If no joy, an addin could be interfering. Disable Outlook Addins.  Go to Tools > Options > Other > Advanced Options > Addin Manager or COMM/Addins and disable the addins.

If you cannot open Outlook, do a search for and rename extend.dat file.

4. Check if an external program running in the background is interfering with Outlook. Check Firewall, antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and all Norton programs. Disable these programs one at a time.

5. If no joy, create a new Outlook profile.
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/profile.htm

6. Repair Outlook. With Outlook open, go to Help > Detect and Repair.

7. If no joy, reinstall Outlook.  Go to Add/Remove Programs and highlight Microsoft Office. Click on Install/Uninstall.  A menu will pop allowing you to choose repair or reinstall.

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None of this has worked any other suggestions are welcomed!
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In your original question, you wrote, "I have synchronized turned on."  What do you mean by that?  

The synchronizing may be causing the delay. Turn it off and then test.

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Thanks!!

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