It happens to all of us, we are in a need to email or reply to an important Imageoffice conversation, respond to friends mail, email across the recent pics to your relatives and suddenly find that Microsoft Outlook is not opening and even not responding the way it was. This really annoys mean personally, because i am a kind of person who does his share of work when the dead lines strike.

Microsoft Outlook or similarly any other program can stop working due to many reasons, it can be that your computer is to busy with past operations that you have assigned to it. A anti-virus scan in progress, a recent Microsoft updates may also do this to your email client.

Here are some of the common steps that you can take if your Microsoft Outlook is not working.

Step 1: Close all the open programs on your computer and restart your computer. Most of the times this fixes such issues if they is no major problem with your Microsoft Outlook program.

Step 2: Look for the programs that are running on your computer. If a antivirus scan is in progress it may have locked out your Microsoft Outlook program. If any suspecting virus infection is detected among your emails antivirus programs do lock the outlook from further access, till the scan is complete. So let the antivirus finish scanning and delete the file.

Step 3 : Restore your computer to an earlier date when you were able to open Microsoft Outlook. Some of the times it happens that some Microsoft updates/driver updates, if not completed properly makes programs to work freaky.

Step 4: If you are not able to send or receive the email’s in Microsoft Outlook, check if your computer is connected to the Internet or not. If you are not connected to internet in that case you wont be able to send or receiver your emails 🙂

Step 5: If you are receiving error messages like

The Action Cannot be Completed” or “Your Microsoft Exchange Server is Unavailable” or “Cannot Start Microsoft Office Outlook.

There could be chance that your Microsoft Outlook client does not have a default gateway configured. Configure your email client with default gateway.


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