Msimn exe application error

  sierra 07:14 09 Sep 2003

Each time i close down outlook express i get the following error message. "The instruction at 0x77f58d2c referenced memory at 0x009a47c8. The memory could not be written".
I run xp+sp1 with all citical updates. My av protection is symantic internet security 3003.
I have searched microsoft knowledge base but cant find an answer. Has anyone else had the same error.Any help would be appreciated.

  Lozzy 07:22 09 Sep 2003

First I would try a Repair on OE. Control Panel>>add remove prog>> then highlight OE6 and click repair.

How much Ram do you have?

If that does not fix it try a free utility called FreeRam XP Pro this free's memory hogged by XP. click here

  sierra 07:30 09 Sep 2003

I have 512mb DDR ram. I have a feeling that this error was caused by some sort of update but cant figure out which one. I think i will try to repair OE as you suggest and see what happens.

  Lozzy 07:57 09 Sep 2003

Your Ram is sufficient try the repair function

  Chegs ® 09:24 09 Sep 2003

This has been covered in pca before.I used to get this,I found if I closed MSN messenger before OE,the error disappeared,I was also advised to try compacting the OE folders,but it didn't work with my error.

  Chegs ® 09:26 09 Sep 2003

OLEXP: "Application Error in Msimn.exe" Error Message Cites Access Violation Address 0x5f5875b6

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 for Windows NT 4.0 SP 1
Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0 for Windows NT 4.0

This article was previously published under Q288085

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express


After you compose a message and click Send, you may receive the following error message:

Application error in Msimn.exe. Exception: access violation (0xc0000005) address 0x5f5875b6.

Although you may continue to receive e-mail messages and may be able to compose new messages, you
cannot send them.


This behavior can occur if either the Outbox.dbx file or the SentItems.dbx file is damaged.


To resolve this behavior, move all of the .dbx files to another location, and then import them back into Outlook Express:

Create a folder named BackupMail on your Desktop.
Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
In the Named box, type *.dbx, and then click Find Now. Note the path of the file name and location of your mail folders (the files that end in *.dbx).

Note that if you use identities, users all have their own mail folders.
Copy and paste the .dbx files in the mail folders into the BackupMail folder that you created on your Desktop. Verify that the Folders.dbx file has been copied to the BackupMail folder. This file is necessary for the import functions in Outlook Express.
Start Outlook Express 5.
On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
Click Microsoft Outlook Express 5.
Click Import mail from OE5 store directory, and then locate the mail folder that you created.
When you receive the prompt to select the mail folder that you want to import, click All Folders.


To work around this behavior, create a new Identity, and then import messages to the new Identity.

To see how to create a new Identity in Outlook Express, click the article number below and view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

209169 OLEXP: How to Create and Use Identities in Outlook Express 5

To import messages from the old Identity to the new Identity:

On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
Click Microsoft Outlook Express 5.
Click Import mail from an OE5 Identity, select the old Identity, and then follow the steps in the wizard.

  sierra 16:58 09 Sep 2003

Many thanks for your help, i am going to work on it tonight and see what happens.

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