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Outlook hangs when I close it

On my XP Pro system, when I close Outlook 2000 it freezes. I get that "Please wait whilie Microsoft Outlook exits" message and instead of disappearing the next second, it stays there and I have to go to the Task Manager to get rid of it. Does anyone know whatI can do about tihs?
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john8217
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jderaCommented:
We recently had a similar problem and we found a fix. The fix is at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834005. It's a Post Service pack 3 hotfix for Office, so you'll need to install Office service packs 1-3 first.
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g000seCommented:
Hello john8217,

Try this:

Go to Run
Type:  outlook /cleanfreebusy
      /cleanreminders
      /cleanprofile

If the above doesn't work,  try uninstalling  Add-In's that are non-Microsoft from Outlook.
...and take two aspirin ;)
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war1Commented:
Hello john8217,

When Outlook Cannot Close, try these suggestions:
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/close.htm

Hope this helps!
war1
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john8217Author Commented:
I tried q000se's fix (because it did not involve having to download anything) and that fixed it. However, jdera's fix also looks like it would work, and I will definitely hang onto that link for future reference. Thank you to the both of you.
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g000seCommented:
I am glad to hear it worked.  Thanks john8217 for the points.
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