Cannot start Outlook 2007



I am running Office 2007 on Windows XP and have had no issues until this
morning. I am unable to open Outlook and receive the following message:

"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The
set of folders cannot be opened. Errors have been detected in the file C:
Documents and Settings\Jeff\Local Settings\Application
Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled
appllications, and use the Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and
repair errors in the file. For more information about the Inbox repair tool,
see Help"

I am unable to even open up Outlook to get into the help section...

Kathleen Orland

Simply use the Windows search option to find scanpst.exe. Use the Advanced
Options to include hidden files/olders. When you locate it, double-click on
it and browse to your PST file. Make sure that not only is Outlook closed
but that it's not running in the processes (Task Manager > Processes >

Let it run the scan. If it finds errors and repairs them, run it again.
Repeat until no further errors are found. Then open Outlook.

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