I have two machines I am working on that have similar issues with Outlook. They both have duo core processors with over 4 gig of RAM. When Outlook opens two icons appear on the task bar. It takes almost 5 minutes before the screen will populate. Once it finally appears, the second icon on the task bar disappears. During this process, no other applications will work. Is there a solution to making it run faster. My client is so frustrated. He is looking into different products.