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XRNZN
23-02-2008, 09:48 PM
I have OE version 6 with xp funny thing started a few months ago.
Can open OE and use it everything fine. Minimise it or close it dosent matter but a few minutes later OE will not send or recieve it stays bogged down on the checking bit.
Have to restart the computer and it works fine.
Can anyone help?
It starts the checks for hotmail emails first then pop3.
Thanks

Renmoo
23-02-2008, 10:50 PM
Try... updating OE6 via Windows Update?

Welcome to PF1 :)

XRNZN
24-02-2008, 08:20 AM
Try... updating OE6 via Windows Update?

Welcome to PF1 :)

Dosent xp update automatically?

drcspy
24-02-2008, 08:31 AM
not necessarily ........only if it's setup to do so

XRNZN
24-02-2008, 09:02 AM
not necessarily ........only if it's setup to do so

Its setup for download updates automatically

Renmoo
24-02-2008, 01:42 PM
Its setup for download updates automatically
I don't mean to be too pedantic, but in your case has your XP been setup to download and install the updates automatically?

Cheers :)

PENTIUM
24-02-2008, 01:48 PM
It may not be necessary to follow all the advice that is on offer.
I would try running a registry cleaner, sounds like a tangle up.

XRNZN
24-02-2008, 06:30 PM
I don't mean to be too pedantic, but in your case has your XP been setup to download and install the updates automatically?

Cheers :)

yes

XRNZN
25-02-2008, 11:41 AM
It may not be necessary to follow all the advice that is on offer.
I would try running a registry cleaner, sounds like a tangle up.

Tried to download a registry cleaner but they arent free. (I do free)
Do you know of a free one.
When I had W98 I had a MS program called reg clean but I cant find it now and not sure if it works with xp
Thanks

Renmoo
25-02-2008, 11:44 AM
How about... try a reinstallation of OE6? I am beginning to run out of ideas!

Cheers :)

wratterus
25-02-2008, 12:05 PM
How about... try a reinstallation of OE6? I am beginning to run out of ideas!


Worth a try, I'd also delete and re-create the mail accounts. If you can't remember your password, this (http://www.snadboy.com/RevelationV2.zip) might help...bare in mind your A/V software may not like it, tell it to ignore it, it's not really malicious. :p

And only use it to find out YOUR OWN passwords. Not other poor sods ones.

MAKE SURE you remove IE7 FIRST, otherwise things will get really mucked up.

Download this (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1E1550CB-5E5D-48F5-B02B-20B602228DE6&displaylang=en), install it, reboot, then update Windows, do a custom update and get any optional software updates for IE or OE.

XRNZN
25-02-2008, 04:43 PM
Worth a try, I'd also delete and re-create the mail accounts. If you can't remember your password, this (http://www.snadboy.com/RevelationV2.zip) might help...bare in mind your A/V software may not like it, tell it to ignore it, it's not really malicious. :p

And only use it to find out YOUR OWN passwords. Not other poor sods ones.

MAKE SURE you remove IE7 FIRST, otherwise things will get really mucked up.

Download this (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1E1550CB-5E5D-48F5-B02B-20B602228DE6&displaylang=en), install it, reboot, then update Windows, do a custom update and get any optional software updates for IE or OE.

Thanks for help people I will reinstall OE after I take some brave pills.
Will system restore fix any castrophe I might do.

wratterus
25-02-2008, 04:45 PM
Thanks for help people I will reinstall OE after I take some brave pills.
Will system restore fix any castrophe I might do.

Yes, but even if it goes really pear shaped, you won't lose any email data or addresses. :thumbs: