printing emails from Outlook Express

  pppc 21:03 08 Nov 2006
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I seem to be having the same trouble as louiek - 3/8/06; I cannot print my mail from OE. I am using W XP Home, SP2. Clicking on the icon, File/Print or Control/P all evince no reaction whatsoever. Having foundf Louiek's thread, I tried SCF last night. No joy with printing, but now it takes anything between thirty seconds and over a minute to open a file or program.
Panda, Ad-Aware and SpyBot S&D find no problems.
I did install Mozilla ThunderBird a couple of weeks ago and tried it for a short period. I am not sure if the printing problem started them but it was within the same time period. (it is now uninstalled)
Does anyone have any ideas????

PeterC

  VoG II 21:13 08 Nov 2006

Start, Run, type

Regsvr32.exe %Windir%\System32\Ole32.dll

and click OK.

  p;3 21:20 08 Nov 2006

are you able to print anything ; will your printer do a test page print?

  pppc 21:32 08 Nov 2006

a) VoG Regsvr32 ran successfully (it took barely a second) but I still can't print. I don't even get a momentary hour-glass. Thanks for the response - any other ideas??

b) p;3 Yep, all my printers work quite normally from other programs

  p;3 22:14 08 Nov 2006

could you try a system restore to a day when you know it was working?

  pppc 22:39 08 Nov 2006

p:3 Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought of it but I don't know when the problem appeared _ i think I remember a difficulty some weeks ago that I ignored - and after an absence my Restore Points don't go back very far anyway.
Thank you again

P

  VoG II 22:47 08 Nov 2006

Try Start, Run, Type

sfc /scannow

and click OK. You may be asked to insert your XP CD.

  pppc 22:54 08 Nov 2006

VoG I did try scf last night - it finished while I was asleep with no message and running it had no effect.

P

  p;3 20:13 09 Nov 2006

of interest, how far back do your restore points go ?

  pppc 22:05 09 Nov 2006

p;3 27 october

  p;3 23:20 09 Nov 2006

have you got a link for the other thread in 3/8/06?(as in your first posting)

when you open your mail and go to file and the print option...what happens?

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