Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stop Outlook 2010 Crashing Errors

Outlook 2010 is generally found to be a dependable email management tool, but then it’s not above crashing once in a while. If you have something of that sort happen when you need to be working on something important, you’d find Outlook repair to be a tad difficult. try it long enough, and you’ll come around to the opinion that a reinstall is needed. Alternately, you could reset the user profile, or even try starting the application in Safe Mode.

How to reinstall

You need to do this right, and without using shortcuts.
  • Go to the Start menu and open Control Panel. Click Programs and choose Uninstall a Program. Then from the list of options shown, select Microsoft Office 2010 and then choose Change.
  • Hit Add or Remove Features when you get the installation screen, and then hit Continue. Then select Not Available from the dropdown next to Microsoft Outlook and choose Continue.
  • When you’ve fully taken out Outlook, repeat the steps once again, with the only difference being that you set Outlook to Run from My Computer. That’s how you reinstall it.
Repairing the user profile

Sometimes it’s the user profile that’s been damaged and not the application itself. So that’s what needs to be fixed.

Go to the Control Panel and then go to User Accounts. Choose Mail (or Mail 32-bit), then select E-Mail Accounts. When you get the screen, choose the Outlook account you wish to fix, and hit the Repair icon. Click Next and follow the instructions shown there. This will repair the email configuration automatically.

Restart the application in Safe Mode

If you still have the same problems as before despite having tried the above methods, then you should try and open Outlook in the safe mode. After you do this, you’ll be able to find out what exactly went wrong, and if it’s still that way. If the problem hasn’t gone away, chances are it’s caused by an add-in.

Open the program in normal mode, and navigate through File -> Options -> Add-Ins. In the Add-Ins screen, you’ll be able to see the add-ins that are currently installed in the system. If there’s any third-party add-ins in there, then try disabling them one by one to see if the problems been removed. This way you’ll be able to see, which add-on isn’t good for the program, and remove it.

That was on how to fix frequent crashing errors in Outlook 2010. Call our tech support for similar Outlook repair or assistance.

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