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What To Do If Outlook Does Not Recognize The Password

Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook

Solving Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook Problems

Microsoft Outlook features many tools and functionalities that make it popular among both business and personal users. Moreover, Microsoft has provided a password protection feature in order to make your Outlook email and other data stored in the client more secure thereby preventing access by any unauthorized users. To save the password for the PST, there is an algorithm available and is termed as CRC32. To signify the security of the password, it produces a 32-bit hash value. However, it is necessary to recover the password, if you forget the password or if Outlook fails to identify the password for PST. There are also chances where you cannot start Microsoft outlook as the password becomes corrupted or incorrect and in this case, you need to recover the Outlook password.

The best way to recover the lost or incorrect password is by using a PST password recovery tool. Using a password recovery tool will help in creating new passwords for PST and thereby providing access to the information that you have kept stored with a password. Say for e.g. Repairing of PST files is necessary when the Outlook application suddenly crashes due to any virus attacks or software problems.

Once the recovery is completed, you need to import all your Outlook data like notes, calendar, reminders, emails, or contacts to a new location but if your Outlook application shows an error message saying password is incorrect, then you need to do something to get access. Uncertain failure of the system can also result in this problem. Therefore, it is best to import your data first. This can be done by,

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                Microsoft Outlook Problems

  • First of all, by using any upgradation.exe file, you need to upgrade your PST.  When you upgrade your version, it will be upgraded to the latest version. However, the new version will remove the set passwords from the PST file. What this means is that any user will be able to access the data without the need of the password, thereby solving the problem when Outlook does not recognizes the password.
  • To recover your lost or corrupted password, it is always better to use a commercial Outlook recovery tool. Use the same commercial recovery tool for recovering the Outlook data that is deleted accidently. To get the data back, you need to put these files in to this software.

These tips from the Outlook support team will help you to solve the issue when Microsoft Outlook does not recognize your password. If you still cannot start Microsoft Outlook after trying out the above steps, contact our Microsoft support desk.

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Outlook Not Working In A User Account

Outlook Not Working

                Outlook Issues

Users of Microsoft Outlook may encounter many issues with the program. At times, the program may not open, new email messages would not download, or you may encounter weird error messages while trying to open the program. This article discusses some of the quick fixes that you can try to get rid of the Outlook not working error messages.

In a Windows environment, the user profiles can get corrupted in ways that can prevent programs from working properly. The Outlook program can sometimes get affected by this. Other programs that may depend on the locally stored files or specific registry entries can also get affected. If you are facing issues with getting into your email inbox, the problem can be related to the Windows profile of the user, especially if the Outlook program would not work for one person but will work for someone else when he or she logs into the same PC. You can do the below mentioned steps to get rid of the problem.

There can be times when the Outlook program gets hung where it would not show the desktop of the user any longer and would not open backup when the user tries to run it again. The solution to this issue is very simple.


  • Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys together. After that, you can select the link for Task Manager.
  • Select the Processes tab to view a list of all the programs that are currently running.
  • Find out all the instances of Outlook.exe and select it. After selecting all the instances of the Outlook program, click on End Process. Outlook may be listed multiple times, especially if you have tried opening the Outlook program more than once after the program got hung up.

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                     Outlook Help

After closing the program from Task Manager Options, you can wait for a few minutes and then try to open the Outlook program. If the program starts without any issues, you can continue your work in the Outlook program. If the issue persists and you are encountering the Outlook not working error again, you can contact the Outlook help and support team. They will be able to help you resolve the issue without getting any Outlook or Windows errors.

You can also refer to the Outlook help modules that are posted in the official Microsoft website to know more on the steps to fix this issue.

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Chinese Central Television Comes Up With Heavy Criticism On Windows 8 OS

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              Features Of Windows 8

Even though Windows operating system is installed on majority of computers in China, the relationship between the Chinese government and Microsoft has not been smooth over the past few months. This strain in relationship started when Microsoft decided to stop the support for Windows XP operating system and with the introduction of Windows 8 operating system. The latest annoyance to Microsoft comes from China’s state run television, CCTV. The China Central Television went on with heavy criticism at the newly released operating system, Windows 8.

According to CCTV, Windows 8 was a dangerous operating system to install on the PCs. The channel stated that an upgrade to Windows 8 could compromise customer data, as the operating system could help Microsoft to gain access to critical data of the user like the details of his bank accounts, phone numbers etc. The Channel also accused that Microsoft is working with the US government to carry out espionage on Chinese citizens with the new operating system.

Windows operating systems are widely used across China. However, the revenue generated from the Chinese market is very low when compared to other countries. Steve Ballmer, who was the CEO of Microsoft, had earlier said that even though the number of customers using Microsoft operating system in China and US were comparable, the revenue from China amounted to just 5 percent of what the company generates from US. This is due to the widespread piracy prevailing in the Chinese markets, where pirated copies of most of the Windows operating systems are easily available.

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Chinese government has already decided not to use Windows 8 operating system on any of the computers owned by the government, as it is believed that an upgrade to Windows 8 could put the security at risk. It is estimated that most of the computers in China run on Windows XP, for which Microsoft no longer provides support. Due to the end of support, it has become inevitable for these users to upgrade to any other operating system. The decision of the Chinese government and the criticism by CCTV about the operating system could pull back customers from making an upgrade to Windows 8 and this could badly affect the prospects of this newly released operating system.

Some experts believe that the release of Windows 9 could ease the problems between Microsoft and the Chinese government. Microsoft is keen to release the new operating system with utmost care so that it does not end up with the fate of Windows 8.

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Repair PST Files With Inbox Repair Tool

Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook

             Why Cannot start microsoft outlook

One of the major issues that every Outlook user will have to face during Outlook use is the corruption of Outlook data files. Often, Outlook users are greeted with an error message stating that their email client could not be loaded. The message displayed on the screen depends on the version of the program you use. Here we list out the messages for different versions.

Outlook 2003: “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window. Invalid XML, the view cannot be loaded.”

Outlook 2007: “Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The information store could not be opened.”

Outlook 2010: “Microsoft Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”

Even though most of the errors are caused due to issues with the Navigation Pane, sometimes it is caused due to the corruption of Outlook data files. Outlook stores all the data files in the form of PST files. Corruption of the PST files is the most commonly found Outlook error and the above given error message is mainly displayed due to the presence of Outlook PST file corruption. You can make sure that the issue is related to PST files if you receive an error message stating as follows, “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. The file Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file.”

However, if you receive such an error, there is no need to worry as it can be easily fixed by running the Inbox repair tool.


  • The Inbox repair tool can be launched by double clicking on its executable file labeled as Scanpst.exe. You can find the file by searching for the file in the computer by entering its name in the search box. When the search result shows the file, double click on it for launching Inbox Repair tool.

    Launching Inbox Repair Tool

                         Fix Outlook Errors

  • When the program launches on the screen, click on the Browse button and then navigate to the location where the program stores the Outlook PST files. The location differs based on the operating system you are using, if you are using Windows Vista, 7 or 8, navigate to the path C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. If you are using Windows XP, navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • After selecting the PST file, click on the Start button. The program will automatically scan and fix the errors with Outlook PST files.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to fix the issues with Outlook email manager program with ease.

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