Has anyone noticed with XP Pro SP2 if you go into the registry and set the ProgramFilesDir (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > ProgramFilesDir & ProgramFilesPath) to "D" and re-boot Outlook Express does not open? All of the other apps work -- just OE doesn't?
When I had it i did see that, also to me SP2 has to many bugs
It is not a bug. The DLL files for Outlook Express are registered DLL's. You can get outlook to work by reregistering the DLL files.
Start by going to D:\Program Files\Outlook Express.
There are several DLL files in the directory.
Simply Click start, hit run, type
REGSVR32 "D:\Program Files\Outlook Express\DLLNAME.DLL"
for every dll in the directory.
REGSVR32 "D:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Wab32.dll"
I missed One DLL. You also must register:
REGSVR32 "D:\Program Files\Common Files\System\DIRECTDB.DLL"
Outlook Express should run again
Last edited by rraehal; 01-17-2005 at 02:11 AM.
Thanks rraehal, that worked. You have to copy Wab32.dll and DIRECTDB.DLL from C:\Program Files\Common Files\System to D:\Program Files\Common Files\System first though (they were not there by default).
And as for it being a "bug" with SP2, it doesn't work with Windows 2000 Pro SP4 either.
I do not use OE so I never knew it didn't work after making the registry change.
Last edited by Direct1; 01-17-2005 at 03:12 AM.
Glad it worked for you.
You may be missing the WAB32RES.DLL since they did not get moved by default. It also resides in Common Files\System. I am not sure which functions it provides.
It was there but doesn't need to be registered for OE to work.
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