Fix Outlook 2003 not Responding Error

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010


Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 is one of the most widely used email client by Windows users. It maintains a database in single file called PST that stores all emails, attachments, calendars, contacts, notes, journals, etc. However, in some unfortunate situations Outlook 2003 might not respond when user attempt to open or while accessing its contents. There might be numerous reasons for such abnormal behavior of Outlook 2003.

Let us consider some reasons behind not responding Microsoft Outlook 2003 application:

  • Outlook 2003 might not respond properly due to logical conflicts between Outlook and third party software's like Antivirus running in background
  • When Outlook 2003 PST file exceeds its fixed size limit, then Outlook 2003 does not respond to your instructions
  • Severe virus or other malware program attack to Outlook 2003 can make this application inaccessible
  • Improper termination, PST file corruption, interruptions while sending or receiving emails and other reasons can block access to Outlook 2003
  • In case Outlook 2003 is not responding, then make use of inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) that comes with Microsoft suite to fix your Outlook PST file. This tool checks structure of the file directory and tries to fix the corrupt or inaccessible PST file of Outlook 2003. You can also use Inbox repair tool to repair Outlook 2013 PST file with utmost ease. If your PST file is not severely corrupted, then inbox repair tool for Outlook 2003 not responding provides the perfect solution. But, at times inbox repair tool doesn’t repair PST file with severe corruption. In such situations, make use of Outlook Repair software to fix PST file when Outlook 2003 is not responding due to any of above mentioned reasons. The tool can repair PST file errors effectively on your Windows system.

    Software to mend PST file when Outlook 2003 is not responding:

    Microsoft Outlook Repair utility can fix PST file when your Outlook 2003 application not responding for your instructions. The application provides accurate steps to repair not responding Outlook 2003 PST file efficiently in safe and secure way. Apart from repairing corrupt PST files, the software also recovers deleted or missing Outlook items such as emails, calendars, contacts, notes, journals and other PST elements. This utility also repairs password protected or archived Outlook 2003 PST files and allows you to get back access to not responding Outlook 2003 application. The software can fix oversized PST file that got corrupted severely. If you want to repair oversized Outlook PST file, then Including Microsoft Outlook 2003, the software fixes PST file belongs to other versions of Outlook such as Outlook 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2010. Additionally, the software is flexible to run on all the latest version of Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003. The additional benifit of using this app is that one can successfully repair and recover data from pst when inbox repair tool fails. To know more information on how to restore the data in pst file after inbox repair tool fails, click here:

    Steps to fix PST file when Outlook 2003 is not responding:

    Step 1: From the main screen, select "Open PST File", "Find PST File" or "Select Outlook Profile" based on your preference as shown in figure 1.

    Inbox Repair Tool for Outlook 2003 Not Responding - Main Window

    Figure 1: Main Window

    Step 2: Then, select "Normal Scan" or "Smart Scan". After this, browse for your desired destination location where you want to save the new Outlook PST file as shown in figure 2.

    Inbox Repair Tool for Outlook 2003 Not Responding - Select Scan Option

    Figure 2: Select Scan Option

    Step 3: Preview the repaired PST file and its personal folders once the repair process gets completed as shown in figure 3.

    Inbox Repair Tool for Outlook 2003 Not Responding - View Data Summary

    Figure 3: View Data Summary

    Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010