We've been experiencing some slow startup speed with Outlook 2000. Sometimes, mainly the first time after logging in, we start outlook and it takes a while (up to 20-30 seconds) before we see the main screen with the list of messages. If we close Outllok and restart it, it opens instantaneously.
Does anyone know why it is so slooowwww the first time ?
Outlook 2000 (Office 2000) is running on a laptop HP NC6230 with Windows XP SP3 and 512 MB RAM. That is the only app running, but this occurs on other machines as well.
Setup is Internet mail with a PST file (about 500 MB) located on a network share on the main file server (no speed change by copying the file locally).
I can see lots of disk activity when Outlook is starting up.