Outlook Express opens slow

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

After deleting Windows Messenger from the system, Outlook Express may open slowly. Check the event viewer for the following system error message: The server {FB7199AB-79BF-11D2-8D94-0000F875C541} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout. The solution this problem is quite simple.

  1. Open up regedit and search for the string {FB7199AB-79BF-11D2-8D94-0000F875C541}
  2. Modify the InProcServer32 and LocalServer32 default keys to an empty string.
  3. Reboot and Outlook Express should start normally.

Of course, to be on the safe side you should first export the keys to a safe location so you can reimport them if there are adverse results (not that there should be, but it can happen).

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