Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Outlook Express keeps giving me this pop-up message:
"To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take up to a few minutes. OK / Cancel"
When I click on "Cancel," the same message just pops up again after a while with a ding sound. The same message pops up again after a while. The more I try to cancel it it continues to pop up again and again, faster and faster, until after a while the dinging sound repeats so rapidly it sounds like a continuous phone ringing. The only way I can stop this nightmare is by closing Outlook Express, but the process happens again every time I launch the program. The same pop-up also appears once when I boot up my computer even though OE has not yet been launched.
It all started a few weeks ago when the pop-up appeared and I clicked "OK" but interrupted the compacting procedure before it had finished compacting.
1. How can I stop this from occurring?
2. Should I ever again consider compacting messages after this horrible experience?
Outlook express WILL compact messages stores after every 100 closings, and WILL continue to prompt until you allow it to do so
Compact the files yourself or allow it to occur
/dbx corruption and loss of all messages WILL happen if you do not compact the database,
that is why a hotfix was issued that forces Outloook express to compact
Compact All Folders
Do not interupt the process
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
SOURCE: Outlook Express malfunctioning
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
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