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I have a problem with my ability to open the "mail" icon in my control panel.

When I try I get an error "Your system needs more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try again".

Comp Spec:

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz
Memory: 8 GB
System Type Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Office Version: Office 2010 64bit

I get this problem after a fresh reboot, it only started to happen recently.

So far I have just made sure I have all of the Windows updates up to date and ran a repair on Microsoft Office. I have also run outlook as an admin with the "/fixmapi" switch. I have also made sure the C:\Windows\System32\mapistub.dll is there. The problem happens across several users on the computer.

Anyone else have any dieas what the problem could be? It's only started to happen recently, I don't know exactly when.

Normal Outlook functions and features seem to work as normal.
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by:todd_beedy
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Check your settings for page file. The system might have a corrupt page file.
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by:ouch_mybrain_
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Ok so I did the microsoft "fix it" link on this page:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314834

Still have the same problem though...

Thanks.
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by:junaidIT
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http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-outlook/outlook-wont-run-up-mail-control-panel-applet-says/ea4b9da2-4dc0-4951-bb34-30135578746e

chck above URL. talks about couple of registry edits required. hope that helps out.

gud luck and pos tback .
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Did as the instructions said on your link junaidIT but no I still have the same problem :(
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Just to let you know I fixed the problem by re-installing windows.
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No one else provided a solution that worked.
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