Unable to open Outlook Express

By Dave H ยท 4 replies
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: 11,168   +986

    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: 6,002   +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: 16,334   +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:


    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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