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Microsoft KB Archive/172069

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Cannot Start MSN E-mail from Desktop

Last reviewed: July 29, 1997
Article ID: Q172069

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The information in this article applies to:

  • The Microsoft Network version 2.5

SYMPTOMS

When you double-click the MSN, The Microsoft Network, E-mail icon on the desktop, you may receive no response.

CAUSE

The Mailnews.exe file may be damaged or missing.

RESOLUTION

Remove and reinstall the Microsoft Internet Mail and News components of MSN. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Internet Mail And News 1.0.
  4. Click Add/Remove. When you are prompted to continue, click Yes.
  5. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
  6. Insert the MSN CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. If the Installation Wizard starts, click Cancel, and then click Yes.
  7. Double-click My Computer.
  8. Right-click the CD-ROM drive icon, and then click Explore.
  9. Double-click the Msnsetup folder.
  10. Double-click the Compnts folder.
  11. Double-click the Mailnews.exe file.
  12. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

Additional query words: 2.50

Keywords : msnmail kbtool
Version : 2.5
Platform : WINDOWS


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Last reviewed: July 29, 1997
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