Outlook 2000 starts and then closes immediately

My installation of Outlook 2000 will not launch and stay open.  The splash screen appears and loads fo a fraction of a second (I can see my inbox as normal) and then it disappears.  It is a family PC so has 4 logins and the behaviour is the save regardless who is logged in.  I have watched task manager whilst trying to run outlook and the outlook.exe process starts and the disappears from the list.  I have tried outlook /safe same behaviour.  I have repaired office 2000 installation - no change.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled and no change.  Can anybody help
KenNaylorAsked:
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snetworksConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I was having the same problems and tried all of the above and even tried cleaner utils and nothing worked.  I Uninstalled the "apple application support" in the add remove programs and outlook 2000 began working.  This came from Itunes 10.
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Tony GimenezConnect With a Mentor InternshipCommented:
Would you be willing to upgrade to different email program?
If so, you may want to use Thunderbird.

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Have you checked the Event Viewer to see if there are any error messages related to this issue? Have you currentlt got all of the Office update patches installed on this machine?
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rockiroadsCommented:
firstly make sure you got all the latest updates http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;276367

reasons for this could be many possibly a corrupt profile or folder or maybe some incompatability with a windows file.
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KenNaylorAuthor Commented:
There is nothing in the event viewer relating to this issue.  I have not replaced the patched since the reinstall this morning.  I have had outlook working fine up until last night.  I updated iTunes (10) last night and have uninstalled this altogether to see if this is the problem - Outlook still not working
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KenNaylorAuthor Commented:
downloaded SP3 and tried to install but the update program got the message 'The expected version of the product was not found on your system'
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
there's some other command line switches to try:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197180

have seen similar issues with 2003...

try Start.. Run.. outlook /CleanReminders
and
outlook /CleanFreeBusy
and then the others.  

you may also have some problems with your PST file, so find it, and move it to a different location, and then try starting outlook without it in place.  ScanPST is a good tool from MS if this is a problem.  
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KenNaylorAuthor Commented:
Have tried all command line switches in this location - all open and then close. except for /CleanSchedPlus which presents a confirmation box tantalisingly in front of the inbox display!

Surely the fact that the issue is with ALL logins on this PC (who all have different .pst files) it cannot be a corrupt .pst file unless they are all corrupt (unlikely)
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rockiroadsCommented:
have u got ccleaner? download that and run it on all 4 logins. clean out all temp files etc. maybe something is causing outlook to have problems. just an idea
by the way ccleaner is fre and a very useful tool indeed.
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KenNaylorAuthor Commented:
Done that - still no joy
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rockiroadsCommented:
Is there anything in the event viewer? controlpanel->admin tools
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KenNaylorAuthor Commented:
No See first reply
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barbOConnorCommented:
I'm having the same problem, started immediately after installing ITunes 10 last night as well..
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KenNaylorAuthor Commented:
How interesting thanks for the information.  I have already uninstalled Outlook 2000 in favour of Thunderbird (as per first response).  It is a nicer interface and would recommend this route to anybody using Outlook 2000 who only uses it for mail
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rockiroadsCommented:
did u ever try outlook express?
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