Friends, My MS Outlook will load, check e-mail BUT when I want to reply or forward or even Compose new e-mails it will stop responding, hang-up and then I can't do anything in Outlook. however my machine functions NORMAL and I can access any other application EVEN other tools from MS Office. I searched the internet and even search for the file "outlook.cmd" or something like that. I did a complete virus scan on my PC. I tried to re-install MS office and ran the Repair function - But to no use. Deleted mails which I thought were creating the problem. But nothing seems to help - Please does anyone have any idea? To be safe I took a backup of the Outlook.pst file Would it be advisable to Un-install MS office completely and Re-install or does the problem lie somewhere else. Please ADVISE! Thank you! Update: I just noticed that Outlook ADDS itself to the Quick Launch bar everytime I re-start the computer. This even if I delete the Shortcut.