Outlook Express Freezes

By si007
Jul 27, 2002
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  1. When I try to get my email, it gets to the part where it says "Downloading message 1 of 5" and then it freezes. I can't even ctrl/alt/delete my way out and have to reset my machine. I've never had a problem with this before and it was working fine yesterday so I'm a bit stumped. I did, however, download a critical updates package from the Windows Me update site last night but I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the problem. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it.

    Cheers.

    Si
    :cool:

    Pentium III 933 MHz
    Windows Me
    512 MB Ram
    Abit BX133-Raid Motherboard
    Asus V8200 GeForce 3 Ti200
    SB Live Value
    Direct X 8.1
  2. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    I'm sure that is probably what happened. Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and check if that newly installed pack is there. I still don't know why anyone uses WinME still. :rolleyes: I'm sure its probably something small too.
  3. si007

    si007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 53

    I checked in the add/remove programs thing and it wasn't there but then again they never show up there. I take it you're not a fan of Me then :D Do you think I should upgrade to XP? Can I upgrade or would I have to buy the whole thing?

    Cheers.

    Si
    :cool:
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    Hmm, lets see, you have ME and want to know if you should upgrade to XP. Of course you should. Unless you like all those problems ME experiences constantly.

    Yes you should be able to use the upgrade version of XP.
  5. si007

    si007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Ha ha. Point taken :D Although, I've never really had any problems with it. I recently lost one of my non-OS hard drives to techno-cancer so I've been thinking about a total re-install to clean up all the crap that was left behind which I guess I'll have to do if I buy the upgrade anyway. And, would you believe it, Outlook Express has started working fine again. Must be my computers time of the month :D

    Cheers for the advice guys :D

    Si
    :cool:
  6. si007

    si007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Spoke too soon. It's stopped working again :confused:

    Si
    :cool:
  7. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    LoL. I assume you've checked the windows website for a crack for this problem. I'll do a quick check in a sec.
  8. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    Check here

    You don't happen to have an S3 Diamond Viper 770 Ultra Video Adapter do you? Hope this helps.
  9. si007

    si007 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 53

    That's a no to the S3 Diamond Viper. I think I'll take peoples advice and upgrade to XP. I think it's good, once in a while, to start with a clean slate. So, get ready for a few posts from me about XP problems :D

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Cheers.

    Si
    :cool:
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