Outlook 2010 Freezes : Causes and Solution

Outlook 2010 is an user friendly Email client application powered by Microsoft that provides better facility to its user. This version of Outlook provide a lot more facilities than previous versions of outlook. But Outlook 2010 may sometime suffer from the problem of freezing. In that case it gets abruptly shut down ,which results into corruption of your PST file. Since PST file contains a lot of informations, if the PST file get corrupted you may lose your important data. In that case you need to repair your PST files. Other wise you might encountered some problems were Outlook 2010 gets corrupted and it does not responds.

Now,the question is that why several times Outlook 2010 freezes ? There are several causes for its freezing as stated below :

  • Due to the corruption of PST file.
  • Over sized PST files.
  • Attachment of Archive files.
  • Virus attack.
  • Hardware problem.
  • Or even due to some sort of problem in your OS.


How to overcome outlook 2010 Freezing issues ?

To prevent from such problems you may try the following troubleshooting :

Since every file or data in Outlook 2010 is saved as PST file. If the PST file got damaged you may lose your important data. In order to prevent data loss, it is necessary to recover that file. So,for such problems Microsoft provides an inbuilt tool namely Scanpst.exe. This tool automatically gets installed with Ms-office package. By the use of this tool you can recover your damage data. This tool is also known as Inbox Repair Tool. This tool is generally located at “C:\Program files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\ScanPST.exe” but its location may vary according to version.

Although this software is a reliable and free to use but it remains hidden in folder and has some limitations such as :

  • It only correct the problem related to header file.
  • This software does not resolves severely corrupted files.

If the problem of Outlook 2010 freezes at Startup remains unsolved then you should use third party 'Outlook PST Repair Software' that repairs PST file corruption. It provides better features than Scanpst.exe. This software is more advance and reliable than Scanpst.exe. It also provide advanced scanning algorithm to repair damaged PST file and available in both Demo as well as licensed version.