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Error 0x800ccd01 Occurs When You Start Outlook Express

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When you start Outlook Express, you may receive the following error message:
Outlook Express could not be started. The application was unable to createthe Internet account manager. Your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. Contact Microsoft for further assistance. 0x800ccd01.
When you click OK to close the error message, you receive the following error message:
Outlook Express could not be started because Msoe.dll could not beinitialized. Outlook Express may not be installed correctly.
This behavior can occur if the Identities registry key becomes corrupted.
To resolve this behavior, remove the Identities registry key from the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive. This is the fastest method of recovery because all Identity information is stored in the registry, and much of the information is Binary and cannot be edited.

It is recommended that you back up your current Outlook Express data before you proceed. For information about how to do this, refer to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
270670 How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data
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 article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities registry key, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and click the following registry key:
  3. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  4. Quit the Registry Editor.
270670 How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data
Contact your ISP for your mail account settings. If this information is available, start Outlook Express and continue through the wizard, completing the mail account configuration. Then, restore Outlook Express data using instructions from Q270670.
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Article ID: 310894 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 19:05:44 - Revision: 1.0

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