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    Memory Problem (OE6) (WinXP SP2)

    After using OE 6.0 SP2 for only a few minutes, it stops working and I get a message saying "Message could not be displayed….Check for low memory or low disk space."

    My system specs are as follows - WinXP SP2; 1 GB RAM; Pentium 4 3.2 GHz CPU; 70 GB HD w/48 GB free space; Paging File 1536 MB – 3072 MB.

    I believe this started after I downloaded IE 7.0 and Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, each with two subsequent security updates. I then tried to install SpySweeper 5.2 (had just uninstalled Norton SystemWorks) but the install failed with a few runtime errors and (memory?) access violations. I then uninstalled everything mentioned – in reverse order. I then deleted most everything from my OE messages and compacted all folders. OE 6.0 SP2 has been restored but the problem still exists, most noticeably in OE, but now I see a hint of slowness in other areas as well.

    I did an online virus scan from Symantec and ran AVG Anti-RootKit – both negative. Hosts files are OK. Apparently something is eating my memory and I can't find it. Would appreciate any help. Thanks. Robert

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    Re: Memory Problem (OE6) (WinXP SP2)

    You could have either a corrupted OE6 installation now or the OE6 database could be corrupted. See Repair or Reinstall Internet Explorer6 and Outlook Express 6 for instructions to repair OE6 itself. See An Outlook Express basic repair kit for more information. There are several repair tools listed at Damaged Db - Restore damaged DBF files DBF Doctor recovers corrupt dbf-files. I can not vouch for any of them as I've not had the need for any. And last, oe6 2gb database corruption - Google Search has many links to check out.

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    Re: Memory Problem (OE6) (WinXP SP2)

    Robert,
    Have you looked in the Task manager ( Ctrl + Alt + Del ) under the Processor Tab,
    to see if anything is grabbing excessive CPU Usage or Memory?
    A clue may be in there.
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