Outlook 2007 "not responding" during databinding

BillMies used Ask the Experts™
I have been using Outlook 2007 and Vista Ultimate successfully for about 6 months. All of a sudden Outlook freezes while it is "databinding". I've performed Office diagnostics [all OK], and I've repaired Office, but to no avail. I can leave my PC overnight with no progress.
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Basically, everything I found on this problem is a corrupt pst file.


"Ran in it safe mode and found my .pst files and then repaired them with the .pst repairer (I think they had become corrupt and so Outlook couldn't load them). Then booted up Outlook in normal mode and it worked fine."

How to repair pst file instructions: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA010563001033.aspx
Also the location of the pst tool can be found here:


I had tried this before, but not in safe mode. Also, I did a CHKDSK with repairs and defrag with PerfectDisk 10 rather than Diskeeper 2009 [which seems to be less than perfect] before I ran SCANPST.EXE. Thanks! You've given me peace of mind.

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