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msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

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    djs1969 Guest

    msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

    Been using Vista Home Premium w/Windows Mail for about 6 mos w/ no problem.
    Using AVE w/email scanner turned off. After installing the 7/10/07 windows
    updates (there were 7 of them) I get the error "Windows Mail could not be
    started because MSOE.DLL could not be initialized." I've read all of these
    posts and have tried everything. The only thing that worked was system
    restore. I then ran the updates again (except the one for Windows Mail junk
    mail, but it still caused the same problem. I restored again and it went
    away. Does anyone know if it's a particular update that could be causing the
    problem or have any other suggestions?

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    Gabriel Guest

    RE: msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

    Exactly the same happens to me also...It's definitely last-update(s) related.
    For the time being I use Windows Live Mail but that's not a solution as I
    need to get my hands on my drafts in Windows Mail. So...

    ....We're waiting for an answer!
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    "djs1969" wrote:

    > Been using Vista Home Premium w/Windows Mail for about 6 mos w/ no problem.
    > Using AVE w/email scanner turned off. After installing the 7/10/07 windows
    > updates (there were 7 of them) I get the error "Windows Mail could not be
    > started because MSOE.DLL could not be initialized." I've read all of these
    > posts and have tried everything. The only thing that worked was system
    > restore. I then ran the updates again (except the one for Windows Mail junk
    > mail, but it still caused the same problem. I restored again and it went
    > away. Does anyone know if it's a particular update that could be causing the
    > problem or have any other suggestions?

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    Gabriel Guest

    RE: msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

    Ok..I tried this as Steve suggested and everything works fine now...I copy
    and paste his exact answer. ( Thanks Steve!)

    As Gary says, you need to paste the entire line I supplied with the quotes.

    If that did nothing then I don't know what else you can do except maybe
    delete all the registry entries for WinMail. The junk filter info is in the
    registry and that might have been corrupted.

    Go to Start | Search and type regedit. Then choose continue to allow it and
    then read the help file.

    Then go to this registry key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail

    and right click it and choose Export to back it up.

    Then make sure WinMail is closed and right click on the key again and choose
    Delete.

    Then try starting Winmail.

    steve

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    "djs1969" wrote:

    > Been using Vista Home Premium w/Windows Mail for about 6 mos w/ no problem.
    > Using AVE w/email scanner turned off. After installing the 7/10/07 windows
    > updates (there were 7 of them) I get the error "Windows Mail could not be
    > started because MSOE.DLL could not be initialized." I've read all of these
    > posts and have tried everything. The only thing that worked was system
    > restore. I then ran the updates again (except the one for Windows Mail junk
    > mail, but it still caused the same problem. I restored again and it went
    > away. Does anyone know if it's a particular update that could be causing the
    > problem or have any other suggestions?

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    Re: msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

    Forgive me; I truly have no earthly idea what I'm doing. I follow this line of thinking all the way up to "Right click ... and choose Delete. Then try starting Winmail." From where? If I just deleted it, how do I click on it? Do I click on the whole Folder or only Winmail file? Does it automatically create a new one? Or am I supposed to click on Winmail from the back-up?
    Thanks,
    "Feeling Lost" Jen
    PS I can't go into Windows Mail at all because of the error message.

    ----------
    Go to Start | Search and type regedit. Then choose continue to allow it and
    then read the help file.
    Then go to this registry key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail
    and right click it and choose Export to back it up.
    Then make sure WinMail is closed and right click on the key again and choose
    Delete.
    Then try starting Winmail.
    steve

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    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

    Try compacting and repairing the database with my Windows Mail utility
    (www.oehelp.com/WMUtil/) and see if that fixes the issue.

    steve

    "jennifr1966" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:514f2ca2573cae480f744e2dc4e68413@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > Forgive me; I truly have no earthly idea what I'm doing. I follow this
    > line of thinking all the way up to "Right click ... and choose Delete.
    > Then try starting Winmail." From where? If I just deleted it, how do I
    > click on it? Do I click on the whole Folder or only Winmail file? Does
    > it automatically create a new one? Or am I supposed to click on Winmail
    > from the back-up?
    > Thanks,
    > "Feeling Lost" Jen
    > PS I can't go into Windows Mail at all because of the error message.
    >
    > ----------
    > Go to Start | Search and type regedit. Then choose continue to allow it
    > and
    > then read the help file.
    > Then go to this registry key
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail
    > and right click it and choose Export to back it up.
    > Then make sure WinMail is closed and right click on the key again and
    > choose
    > Delete.
    > Then try starting Winmail.
    > steve
    >
    >
    > --
    > jennifr1966


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    Re: msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

    Hello. This is my first post ever, so I hope I'm doing it right. Thank you all for providing directions for fixing the MSOE.DLL issue. I followed Steve's and Gabriel's instructions, and it worked! I can access Winmail email now for the first time in a long time. Jen, if you haven't already figured this out, after you delete the file, you go back to your computer's email and try to open mail the way you always do -- back to the one that hasn't been working. Mine worked immediately. I hope yours does too!

    Quote Originally Posted by jennifr1966 View Post
    Forgive me; I truly have no earthly idea what I'm doing. I follow this line of thinking all the way up to "Right click ... and choose Delete. Then try starting Winmail." From where? If I just deleted it, how do I click on it? Do I click on the whole Folder or only Winmail file? Does it automatically create a new one? Or am I supposed to click on Winmail from the back-up?
    Thanks,
    "Feeling Lost" Jen
    PS I can't go into Windows Mail at all because of the error message.

    ----------
    Go to Start | Search and type regedit. Then choose continue to allow it and
    then read the help file.
    Then go to this registry key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail
    and right click it and choose Export to back it up.
    Then make sure WinMail is closed and right click on the key again and choose
    Delete.
    Then try starting Winmail.
    steve

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    vista home premium 32bit
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    Re: msoe.dll error on 7/10 updates

    I was havin this issue as well and it was kiling me. All of the sudden my windows mail wodl not open, outlook was dead, my web search kept saying it was being changed, microsoft word was saying it coudl not save a template.

    i am not sure what or ho wit was changed, but here is what I did to resolve;
    1. open windows explorer
    2. right click on C:user folder
    3. left click on properties
    4. uncheck the "read-only" option and be sure there is no blue backfield in the box
    5. applie to all subfolders
    6. let it run its course
    7. Windows mail and the other issues worked properly thereafter

    No messing with the registry or editing the registry or unloading software programs or anything.

    Pretty simple. Not sure why the read only affects it; I will leave that to the techies to figure out.

    Not sure what changed it to begin with. This did happen after an HP update I downlaoded, but I cannot actually determine this caused it, but it iis suspect and circumstantial.

    Hope it helps.

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