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OL2000: ErrMsg "Unable to load <filename>.dll ...out of memory.."

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When I attempt to start Outlook or send a new message, I get the following message:
Unable to load file name. You may be out of memory, out of system resources, or missing a .dll file.

NOTE: Microsoft Office 2000 has built-in functionality that allows you to get more information about difficult-to-troubleshoot alerts or error messages. If you want to enable this functionality for this and other error messages in Microsoft Office 2000, please download the Microsoft Office 2000 Customizable Alerts file from the Microsoft Office Update Web site at the following address:

NOTE: If you reached this article by clicking the Web Info button in an error message, you already have Customizable Alerts enabled.



Missing cc:Mail files.

You should obtain and install the most recent 32-bit VIM libraries from Lotus. These file are available for download at the Lotus Support Web site. In addition, the Export.exe, Import.exe, and Ie.ri files should be copied to the System folder, if you are using Microsoft Windows 95 or 98, or to the System32 folder, if you are using Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. These files are normally stored in the Ccadmin folder on the cc:Mail post office server.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
216125 OL2000: (CW) Error Messages Starting with New cc:Mail Profile

Missing or Damaged Mapi32.dll File.

On the Help menu, click Detect and Repair. This repairs any damaged files. Then proceed with switching from Corporate or Workgroup to Internet Mail Only mode.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
213023 OL2000: Errors Switching from CW to IMO Mode

Missing or Damaged Extension Configuration File.

To correct this issue you may have to replace the damaged extensions, or you may have to remove the reference to them in the Windows Registry. If the issue persists, you should rename and recreate the Extend.dat file, which is a binary cache of extension settings.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
204951 OL2000: Error Message in Extension Configuration File (ECF)

Missing or Damaged Riched20.dll File.

Rename the Riched20.dll file and repair Outlook by following these steps:

Rename Riched20.dll

  1. Windows 95/98: Click Start, point to Find, and click Files Or Folders. In the Named box, type Riched20.dll, and then click Find Now.Windows Millennium Edition: Click Start, point to Search, and click For Files or Folders. In the Search for files or Folders named box, type Riched20.dll, and then click Search Now.
  2. In the Search Results list, right-click Riched20.dll and then click Rename on the shortcut menu. Rename the extension .dll to .old.

Repair Outlook

  1. Click Start, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. In the list of installed programs, click to select either Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Office, depending on how you installed Outlook.
  4. Click Add/Remove.
  5. Once the setup screen appears, click Repair Office.
  6. Click Repair errors in my Office 2000 installation, and then click Finish.
The repair process will take several minutes while Office Setup repairs any damaged or missing files. If prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.

Missing Netscape Navigator File.

Either remove the reference to Netscape Navigator, or copy the Nxpext32.dll file to your \Windows\System folder.

To Remove the Netscape Navigator Reference

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options to open the Options dialog box.
  2. On the Other tab, click Advanced Options.
  3. Click Add-in Manager.
  4. In the Add-in list, click to clear the check box for the Netscape Navigator add-in. This may appear as "Netscape Extensions."
  5. Click OK, OK, and then OK to close all open dialog boxes.

Incorrect Path to the Crext32.dll File.

To correct the path to the Crext32.dll file, follow these steps:
  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to Crext.ecf, right-click the file, and click Open on the shortcut menu
  2. In the Open With list, click to select either Notepad or WordPad, and then click OK.
  3. Edit the path to point to the correct location of the Crext32.dll file.
NOTE: Use the Find Files Or Folders command on the Start menu to locate the file Crext32.dll.

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