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Starting yesterday, for no apparent reason (I've not changed anything), Outlook 2010 is hanging on Start-up.  I deinstalled and reinstalled - Did not help.  

No idea were to start fixing this...

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by:John Hurst
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Try starting Outlook in Safe Mode.   Start and type Outlook /safe in the run box. Does it start now ?

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:expone
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We need more information - which Windows version are you using and how is Outlook connecting to the mail server, is it Exchange on LAN or Remote, POP or IMAP connection?
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by:Deepu Chowdary
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As said above try starting in safe mode and check whether its opening or not.
If initialization failed then check event viewer and check for event ids and update back.
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by:Mohammed Rahman
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Outlook /safe
If this helps, disable all unnecessary add-ins
File-> section Options-> section Add-Ins
At the "Manage" dropdown list at the bottom select which type of add-ins you would like to enable/disable
Press "Go…" and unckeck all unwanted add-ins
http://www.addictivetips.com/microsoft-office/how-to-disable-remove-outlook-2010-add-in/
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by:dexIT
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My only addition to everything that has been already suggested above is: outlook/safe:3 (start outlook without com-addins)
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by:Peter Sigurdson
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Nothing helped!  Outlook /safe:3 - still hangs on starting up.

Nothing being logged to the admin logs.

It is my own personal Outlook, not working with exchange or any other server.
Outloo 2010
Windows 7
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by:John Hurst
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If:
1. Safe mode does not help
2. Addins removed does not help
3. Uninstall/Reinstall does not help
4. It started recently

Then:
1. Scan very thoroughly for malware (and double up with Malwarebytes).
2. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator. At the command prompt, run SFC /SCANNOW , allow to complete and restart.
3. Finally consider the possiblity of backing everything up and re-installing WIndows 7.

I have Outlook 2010 (Office 2010) running on Windows 7 and it runs perfectly.

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Peter Sigurdson earned 0 total points
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Thans Everyone for the Input.  Nothing worked.  In the end I reimaged with a Fresh Windows 7.
I guess it had something to do with an underlaying OS instability issue.


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Thanks for the update. I had landed at that conclusion in my post immediately prior. ... Thinkpads_User
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