September 26

Microsoft Outlook 2016 hangs on the splash screen

When starting outlook the splash screen displays “starting”, but Outlook never starts.

  1. Close Outlook
  2. Start the “Run” command
  3. Type: outlook.exe /safe
  4. You may be prompted for your user credentials.  If so, enter them.
  5. Outlook should start fairly quickly.  It may take a minute or two to sync to the server.
  6. Close Outlook
  7. Start Outlook as you normally would.

By: Timothy Conrad


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Posted September 26, 2017 by Timothy Conrad in category "Software", "Windows

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