Outlook 2003 not turning on

Posted on 2009-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Suddenly, with no apparent reason, my Outlook 2003 doesn't boot up. I'll click on the shortcuts that I've made on the desktop as well as the one that's sitting in the tray in the lower left hand corner and it doesn't come up.

If I shut the computer down and reboot, it will work. But if I shut down Outlook and then try to bring it up again, you'll see the hour glass appear and then it just goes away.

What is happening and how can I fix this discrepancy?
Question by:brucegust
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    Hello brucegust,

    Outlook is not closing properly.  If you look at Task Manager after you closed Outlook, you will see outlook.exe there.  You can end that task, and Outlook will open again.

    Here are some reasons Outlook Cannot Close

    Hope this helps!

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