outlook express---------corrupted

  Trotter2 09:35 18 May 2008

I've had probs with my email and have been told that outlook express has been corrupted. have to un-install it and then re-install. Iknow how to un-install but how do I re-install it please?

  skidzy 09:54 18 May 2008

First try to reregister OE;


Click Start, and then click Run.


In the Open box, type msimn /reg, and then click OK.
(Note that you will not see anything happen.)


In Internet Explorer click Options on the Tools menu.


Click the Programs tab and select Outlook Express as the default e-mail client and as the default news client. You can change those later if you wish.


Reregister libraries

Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) are files that contain functions that may be shared by other programs, such as recognizing hyperlinks, displaying rich content, and so forth. These specific DLLs are used by Outlook Express, and can cause glitches in the visual display if they are damaged. Reregistering a DLL using regsvr32 is similar to reinstalling those functions and thus makes sure they are installed and working correctly.


Click Start, and then click Run.


In the Open box, type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.


Repeat step 1 for each of the following commands:
regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 browseui.dll
regsvr32 msjava.dll

  johndrew 09:59 18 May 2008

Open `Add or Remove Programs` click on `Add/Remove Windows Components` in the Windows Components Wizard untick `Outlook Express` and follow the instructions.

To reinstall use the same process but tick `Outlook Express`.

Please note, you may need your XP disk for the reinstallation and it may be worth doing a `Restart` between the uninstall and reinstall processes.

  Trotter2 16:49 18 May 2008

thanks to all. think it's sorted

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