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mcintyre

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I keep getting a "out of system resources" error - mostly when I am in Outlook

I do not have any thing running in the forground and just the spy/virus scans in the background

the only solution is to log out of outlook and sometimes restart the computer, then it will let me do the action I was trying,

I have gone to the GTG and cleaned the malware etc.

I have also asked this in the MS forum but no responces


thanks for your help

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Hi mcintyre...

What version of Outlook are you using?

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thanks for responding

I am using Microsoft Office Outloo 2003 SP2

I am looking forward to your reply

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Is this an upgrade from an earlier version?

Let's start trying to narrow this down...there are quite a few things that can cause this particular error.

Click Start, then Run, type msconfig, and click "Ok". Under the "Startup" tab, look for anything having to do with PGP or PGPTray. If you find such an item in the list, uncheck the box next to it. Do the same under the "Services" tab. "Apply" the change and click "Ok". Reboot.

Upon restarting, you will see a Selective Startup dialog window...this is normal. Tick the box to not show it again and click "Ok".

Do you still receive the error message when using Outlook?

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good morning,

This is not an upgrade, however, I think outlook express was installed on the computer when I got it
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Under msconfig both the startup and services did not have any PGP or PGPTray items

thanks - waiting for your reply

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Hi

just a note to see if you have any more ideas?

I am still getting the error.

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I installed intrusion protection and got this

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Firewall settings to allow the intrusion programmes helped

If you close Outlook then open it again, does it run
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Sorry, Mike...lost you in the shuffle... :whistling:

You might also have a look at this Microsofl Article.

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Keith,

sorry I too much of a newbe... how do I turn on/off intrusion programs in windows firewall,

I dont see any thing.

and Yes when I restart windows the problem goes away... for a while.

Sometimes when I close outlook it will go away... for a while.

Sometimes when I close other programs (eg spy and virus scan) it will go away ... for a while.

your input would be great.

Mike

Wannabe1,

thanks for getting back, I know you are busy doing your "real" thing and cant spend all of your time with me.

I looked at the "toolbox" article; chalange Is I am using outlook 2003 not outlook express, so some of the advice does not apply or I cant find what the instructons told me to do. I did run all the regsvr commands as well as cleaned out my tempory folder. I will let you know if it helps

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Changing the firewall settings to allow the programme I had installed helped, so close any browsers, turn the firewall off, start Outlook to see if it opens without the error, if it does, there is something which needs to be given access. Close Outlook and re-instate the firewall

Third party firewalls are better because they block incoming and outgoing data, and have more options for configuration

Zone Alarm Free is popular and reliable

http://www.filehippo...zonealarm_free/

Initially, it may not stop the error, but it can be configured to allow whichever programme is causing the error
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Hi David,

Ok, I disabled the windows XP firewall and the out of system resources error did not come back, then the next day I installed Zone Alarm and I got the error again.

So now what, is there a setting on ZA that I can set up to not use too much resources?

awaiting your reply

Mike
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keith

sorry I typed david

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You wouldn't happen to be low on hardrive space would you?

Happened to my boss becuase everytime he opened outlook and it loaded his 3000 from (1999 to present) e-mails he never deleted it would bog down and give him an error like that.Imediateley I went to do windows and mirosoft office updates to see if it was a hot fix issue and wouldnt you know I could not download the updates they were large enough that he did not have room on the HD.It wasnt till them I figured it out because he only had like 900kb left on the drive.

May not be your problem but figured I would throw that in.Only because you say "mostly when in outlook" meaning you may open other things and it happens too?If your memory is low starts writing to a page file and you are out of room on HD it would do the same thing.

How much memory do you have installed ?


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Hi

I have a 40 gig HD and 8.88 free space

I have an additional partition 4.44 gig (the old HP recovery partition) that is empty

I have 512 Meg of RAM

so it does not look like a memory or storage problem??

and the problem only happens in outlook, when I close programs running in the background eg birus and spy scans the problem goes away

thanks for thinking let me know

Mike
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Hi mcintyre...

What Anti-Virus application are you running? What Firewall do you use?

Let's run a quick repair on Outlook just to see if there's any difference in the performance afterward.

Open Control Panel and double-click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate and select your Microsoft Office application in the list of programs, click on the "Change" button...then on the "Repair Office" button. Tick the radio button next to "Repair errors in my Office installation" and click "Finish".

Now, when you run Outlook, do you still get the "System Resources" error?

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