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    wtkidd
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    msgsrv32.exe - not responding

    I'm running Windows 98(original, not SE); the version of msgsrv32.exe is 4.10.1998. When I recieve new mail, typically upon launching Outlook 98, I get locked up. Task manager shows msgsrv32.exe - not responding. Sometimes I can end task, other times I get BSOD and have to reboot. I have researched this on the net and have found many notes about msgsrv32 causing all sorts of problems with everything under the sun you can install on a Windows 98 platform, but nothing that helps ME out. Is there a newer version of msgsrv32 I can use? Is there a patch I can download to fix this? Any ideas besides reload Outlook 98? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: msgsrv32.exe - not responding

    it's not actually an outlook problem and since you can repro it easily, run doc watson to get a dump of the errors. see if it gives any other clues. i'm guessing if it's associated with getting mail, it might be a TCP/IP driver. Maybe uninstalling that and reinstalling will work. modem driver might be an issue too.

    my experience with msgsrv hangs was that only reformat worked <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 width=15 height=15>

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q138/7/08.asp>what msgsrv32 does</A>

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