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    detect and repair failed (Outlook XP - Win XP)

    Hi,
    My Outlook is totally messed up. Not working at all. Every time I open it the entire computer gets slow. Once, I had an error message saying I should repair the inbox.
    I tried the detect and repair on my machine and it froze, several times. I moved my outlook.pst to another machine and tried it from there. It froze also. I have given up on trying to repair it. I want to start from scratch.
    If I rename my outlook.pst and restart Outlook will it give me a new clean outlook.pst?
    I could then try to import some of the data from my old pst file.

    Plse help. This is my 3rd day without e-mail.
    tks

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    Re: detect and repair failed (Outlook XP - Win XP)

    Did you actually run the Inbox Repair Tool? If your pst file is approaching or exceeds 2GB, <!mskb=296088>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 296088<!/mskb> may also help.
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    Re: detect and repair failed (Outlook XP - Win XP)

    See also <!mskb=287497>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 287497<!/mskb> on the Inbox Repair Tool.
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