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    Outlook 2000 Error (Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6627))

    When I'm entering telephone numbers in the different fields in Outlook vCards, I get the following non-specific error message:

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    The operation failed.

    Up until a week ago, I'd hit the tab key when moving between fields and the parenthesis around the area code and the hyphen would automatically appear. Now I just get this error. I've searched the knowledge base and support and cannot find anything. I've also used 'detect and repair' with no results.

    Thanks for any assistance!
    -Stephen

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    Re: Outlook 2000 Error (Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6

    Did you by any chance change anything in Phone and Modem Options in the Control Panel Settings? HTH
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    Re: Outlook 2000 Error (Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6

    Nope. I sure didn't.

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    Re: Outlook 2000 Error (Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6

    I believe that this sometimes occurs when you have a corrupted entry in Contacts. Something you might be willing to try is resetting the data. Export all your Contacts to a CSV file - using File|Import and Export. Create a new PST file - using File|New. Remove all your existing Contacts to that new PST file. Then reimport all your Contacts to your original Contacts folder (which will have become empty). You may find that a few of your more customised settings may have been removed in the Export|Import process, but, hopefully, your telephone number entry issue may have been eliminated. HTH
    Gre

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    Re: Outlook 2000 Error (Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6

    that would probably do the trick or perhaps the pst repair utility?

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    Re: Outlook 2000 Error (Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6

    If it really is a single corrupted Contact entry, then it would be less likely to be repaired by a "global" utility. By all means, try both.
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    Re: Outlook 2000 Error (Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6627))

    sorry! i forgot i posted this here.

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