Notices

Overclockers Forums > Software > Microsoft Operating Systems
Microsoft Operating Systems Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications
Forum Jump

Outlook Express Problems

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe Search this Thread
 
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-04-04, 07:20 PM Thread Starter   #1
funzie
Member



Join Date: Oct 2003

 
Outlook Express Problems


Well the other day I had a virus on my PC, so after installing Norton AV 2004 trial, as well as The Cleaner(or something like that), I removed it. Now today I found my copy of Norton Systemworks 2003, plus I went ahead and installed Ad-aware and Spybot S&D. Now Outlook Express doesn't want to display the contents of my emails, it displays the list but nothing in the contents area, not even when I click on reply. I really don't want to waste my night reinstalling windows when the playoffs are on. BTW, I uninstalled all of the installed AVs and spyware removal tools, but still no luck. Also when I pass the mouse over the message contents window I just get the arrow with the hourglass next to it.

__________________
E6850
EVGA 680i
4GB Corsair Dominators TWIN2X2048-8500C5D
2x Maxtor 300GB SATA in JBOD
WD Raptor 150GB
EVGA 8800GTX
2407FPW & 2405FPW
Logitech Z-5500
funzie is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-05-04, 02:24 AM   #2
RZA
Member

 
RZA's Avatar 

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Francisco, CA

 
Check the permissions of files located at "C:\Documents and Settings\{your username}\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{weird numbers like 70EFCB35-6C49-4F5D-B42F-ECDB1A51F924}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\" (note that the folder is hidden). Maybe somehow you've disabled access rights for those *.dbx files, and Outlook can't read from them.
RZA is offline Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-05-04, 11:57 AM Thread Starter   #3
funzie
Member



Join Date: Oct 2003

 
nope, still didn't fixed it.

__________________
E6850
EVGA 680i
4GB Corsair Dominators TWIN2X2048-8500C5D
2x Maxtor 300GB SATA in JBOD
WD Raptor 150GB
EVGA 8800GTX
2407FPW & 2405FPW
Logitech Z-5500
funzie is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-05-04, 12:27 PM   #4
fadirocks
Member

 
fadirocks's Avatar 

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Chicago

 
Outlook Express! oh no that's your first problem you shouldn't even use it! Many viruses are written just to work on OE
What else to use
millions other choices
Netscape or Mozilla messanger, Eudora, squirrel webmail, PINE or even the classic mail and there is another one called Mail anything but OE
at my old school, the IT notified all faculty and staff "Don't use OE, if you use it your are on your own!"

__________________

$>cd pub
$>more GUINNESS
fadirocks is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-06-04, 12:13 PM   #5
Dubbin1
Member

 
Dubbin1's Avatar 

Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Ohio

 
Quote:
Originally posted by fadirocks
at my old school, the IT notified all faculty and staff "Don't use OE, if you use it your are on your own!"
LOL nice IT staff

__________________
System Specs
Windows XP Pro (sp1)
Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
Thermalright SP97 HS
Abit NF7-S rev 2.0
2 - Maxtor 80gig 8meg cache
1 - Maxtor 320 gig sata
512meg PC2700
GForce 6600
Klipsch 5.1
Antec P160 Case
Dubbin1 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-07-04, 07:54 PM   #6
nahmus
Member

 
nahmus's Avatar 

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sailing the Azure seas

 
If you are still having a problem let me know. there was a program that I posed a link to in another OE thread that will let you read/save e-mails right from the .dbx files. Or do a quick search its in here somewhere. If not I'll find it later and post it again

__________________
Shame on the night..... for places i've been and what i've seen... For giving me the strangest dreams - Dio(RIP)
nahmus is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-07-04, 10:54 PM   #7
jajmon
Member

 
jajmon's Avatar 

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota

 
Re: Outlook Express Problems


Quote:
Originally posted by funzie
Well the other day I had a virus on my PC, so after installing Norton AV 2004 trial, as well as The Cleaner(or something like that), I removed it. Now today I found my copy of Norton Systemworks 2003, plus I went ahead and installed Ad-aware and Spybot S&D. Now Outlook Express doesn't want to display the contents of my emails, it displays the list but nothing in the contents area, not even when I click on reply. I really don't want to waste my night reinstalling windows when the playoffs are on. BTW, I uninstalled all of the installed AVs and spyware removal tools, but still no luck. Also when I pass the mouse over the message contents window I just get the arrow with the hourglass next to it.
nortons isn't going to fix/stop an exploit of OE, you need to do a windows update to patch your OE. And as others have mentioned OE is very vunerable to trojans, viri etc. Change your mail client to something else, there are plenty out there that aren't targeted for exploites.
jajmon is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-07-04, 10:58 PM Thread Starter   #8
funzie
Member



Join Date: Oct 2003

 
I did not use norton to fix OE, I used it to remove the virus. I tried reinstalling and patching IE/OE, but thanks to microsoft that was quite impossible. Everytime I tried reinstalling IE I would get the "The software you are installing has not passed the windows logo testing..." Which is preposterous since its a microsoft product, I tried fixing it using their help info http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=828031, so I just reinstalled everything.

__________________
E6850
EVGA 680i
4GB Corsair Dominators TWIN2X2048-8500C5D
2x Maxtor 300GB SATA in JBOD
WD Raptor 150GB
EVGA 8800GTX
2407FPW & 2405FPW
Logitech Z-5500
funzie is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 05-07-04, 11:15 PM   #9
fadirocks
Member

 
fadirocks's Avatar 

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Chicago

 
here we go in add/remove software in the windows section uninstall IE then delete the folder of IE and try to reinstall
Have fun!

__________________

$>cd pub
$>more GUINNESS
fadirocks is offline   QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


Overclockers Forums > Software > Microsoft Operating Systems
Microsoft Operating Systems Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications
Forum Jump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Mobile Skin
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
You can add these icons by updating your profile information to include your Heatware ID, Benching Profile ID or your Folding/SETI profile ID. Edit your profile!
X

Welcome to Overclockers.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this the best community on the Internet since 1998!


(4 digit year)

Why Join Us?

  • Share experience
  • Max out your hardware
  • Best forum members anywhere
  • Customized forum experience

Already a member?