How to Repair Outlook Express Problems

What is Outlook Express?

An email client was included with the Internet Explorer browser versions 4.0 through 6.0. It was also included with different versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, from Windows 98 to XP. It was also available for Windows 95 and Mac OS 9. For Windows Vista, Outlook Express was replaced with the Windows Mail. Windows Live Mail has been released as the descendant of Windows Mail and Outlook Express.


After trying out the main error resolution methods, some of the time constant application or email errors might make it essential to take radical steps to fix Outlook Express. Even for the hardest errors, there are means to fix Outlook Express without the help of a PC professional.


A damaged Library files cause the appearance of the Outlook Express content. These files are shared by other applications. They are also used for advanced formatting in messages. Other functionalities include opening Web pages that are linked to email messages and displaying pictures or images.


Fixing the Windows database Entries for Outlook Express

Here are the steps in reinstalling the files that is possibly the source of these particular errors.

  1. Place the cursor on the Start menu and then click on "Run."
  2. In the open box, type regsvr32 urlmon.dll and then click "OK."
  3. Again, follow these steps for the following files regsvr32 msjava.dll; regsvr32 browseui.dll; regsvr32 shdocvw.dll and regsvr32 mshtml.dll.

It is possible that the damage to the Windows database entries of Outlook Express is the reason why the computer does not detect it as the default email application. It will be fixed by rewriting some of the major Windows database entries for Outlook Express.


Here are the steps to fixing the Windows database entries for Outlook Express.

  1. Place the cursor on the start menu then click on "Run." In the open box, type msimn/reg and click on "OK."
  2. Launch the Internet Explorer Web browser, under "Tools", click on "Options."
  3. Look for the "Programs" tab and click on it. Make your Outlook Express the default news application and the email program.

Broad Windows database Repair

If these steps do not repair the constant errors in the Outlook Express, it might be the time to reinstall the application. However, before you resort to this, it is still possible to check the broad Windows database files using a Windows database cleaning program.


Several Windows database errors the computer is experiencing are possibly related to other files or applications that are not connected with Outlook Express. The Windows database cleaner will repair all of the Windows database files that are damaged immediately and stop the errors that are related to the Windows database form popping up on the computer screen.


Even if the steps that are indicated above fix the problems, it is still suggested to launch a Windows database cleaner in order to clean up after the fixtures. The users do not need to run the Windows database editor to repair these entries because the proper entries are now available on the Windows Windows database of the computer.


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