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Outlook Hanging and then opening

I am having a issue with Outlook 2010. When I open it, it opens and I can work for about 30 seconds then, it hangs for about 2 mins and is fine for the rest of the time I am using it. But if I close it and reopen the process will happen again. I am using small business server 11 with exchange server and the network connection is to the exchange server is good. I did notice that outlook is running in exchange cached mode. Also this is a fresh windows 7 and office 2010 with all the service packs install for both products. I have tried to disable the addons but this does seem to be the issues. Any other items to try?
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
I have better performance from disabling the cached mode and the offline data file. Just go into the Mail settings from Control Panel and Account Settings, click on Change and uncheck the box there, then go to Advanced under the options and click on the Offline data file and disable it. That may speed you up a lot.

It could also be your antivirus software slowing you down, or any third party spam software that you might have installed.
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pgatorAuthor Commented:
No antivirus is installed yet so that cant be it. I will try disabling cache mode.
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Deepu ChowdaryCommented:
Try these :
Run Outlook in safe mode and check whether issue persists or not (Outlook.exe /safe).
Try repairing .pst file
Run /resetnavpane.
Incase if the issue still persists run Office 2010 repair

You can also delete your profile in registry and recreate new one :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Windows
Messaging Subsystem\ Profiles
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pgatorAuthor Commented:
I disable the cache mode and I am getting the same results. Still hanging for a minute or 2 and then its fine.
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
This article describes a similar situation that was caused by a shared folder with a lot of items in it.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2010/08/24/3351213.aspx
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pgatorAuthor Commented:
I review the mailbox and there are 3000 items in the inbox which is not close to what the article is referring to so I dont think this is it. Plus outlook launches and I can work and move around inside outlook for about 30 seconds before it begins the hang process
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Thebl0bCommented:
1. Check the event logs.
2. Turn off indexing.
3. Recreate Outlook profile.
4. Install MS Office SP1
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
- Uninstall Office
- Delete content in folder C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
- in above folder leave .pst files alone, don't delete
- restart computer
- install office, configure and test
- I prefer to use Outlook in cache mode.
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pgatorAuthor Commented:
I think it has to do with the calendar reminder tasks that are trying to launch because when it stops and outlook is usable it displays the appts reminders list. There was like 10,000 items that are in the list. Is there a way to term. disable the reminder notices for testing this theory?
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
you could export to pst delete from Exchange then test Outlook
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pgatorAuthor Commented:
Ok, It was the task and calendar reminders. There was 10,000 of them in there and of course it took a while to load. I dissmed the reminders and all is well.
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
Points are cheap and we did give you the hints you needed to solve the problem, so I'm not sure why you would close the question without rewarding the answers that helped. After all, your problem is now solved and we put a lot of effort into it.
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pgatorAuthor Commented:
I figured it out myself with the hint from a users post on the issue
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