Unable to open Outlook Express

By Dave H
Feb 17, 2008
  1. When I try to open Outlook Express to check my emails I get an error message saying 'could not open MSOE.DLL could not be initialized Outlook Express may not be installed properly' but it worked normal up to 2 hrs ago. Do I need to uninstall and re-install Outlook Express and if so how do I do this?.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    try run->SFC /SCANNOW to fix the error(s)
  3. Dave H

    Dave H TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Still same error message

    no I tried as you explained but still the same message
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your install may be corrupted. You will need your XP disk to fix. Go to control panel, add/remove windows components....

    btw- Thunderbird is FAR better than outlook and best of all ... FREE
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Dave, you have not given us any computer information- for instance the OS and the version of OE. This problem appears in OE5 and earlier:;en-us;q232480

    Assuming an OS when versions of Windows 98 are still in use, through Vista isn't safe. An if it is an earlier version of the OS, it may well be a version of OE other than the current OEv6.

    Unfortunately, while it is interesting, you age, place of residence and occupation don't help in solving a computer problem!
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