Error: cannot start microsoft office outlook. cannot open the outlook window
Cause: The following can be possible error message:
This problem occurs if current profile may be corrupted or some files conflict opening Outlook.
Unable to open the Outlook window
No profile has been created
The list of Profiles cannot be loaded. An unexpected error has occurred
The following can be possible cause:
This issue may occur on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP when the Outlook.exe file was configured to open with the Windows program compatibility mode setting.
When you set compatibility for Outlook to Windows 95 or to Windows 98/Windows Me, Outlook displays this error message. This is because the location of the Outlook Profile information in the registry differs on a Windows XP-based computer.
This issue may also occur when the registry key that stores the profile settings for Outlook is damaged.
Once you try starting Microsoft outlook it does not open correctly and you may receive following error message:
Cannot start microsoft office outlook. cannot open the outlook window
Click Start and then Run, type following command:
Try to open Microsoft Outlook.
Method 2: Disable the compatibility setting
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
Microsoft Office Outlook 2003- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 11
Microsoft Outlook 2002- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 10
Microsoft Outlook 2000- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 9
Right click Outlook.exe and then click Properties
Click Compatibility tab and then click to clear the Run this program in compatibility mode check box
Try to restart Outlook.
Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following link in the iYogi Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Click Start and then click Run
Type Regedit and then press Enter
Locate the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem
Delete the Profiles key under the Windows Messaging (Subsystem) key
Exit Registory Editor
Restart MS Outlook