How do I recover emails lost during an abortive opening of Outlook Express?

Brian D December 24, 2013
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Yesterday I was having great difficulty loading Outlook Express on my old resource-constrained XP computer. When trying to open HWiNFO32 simultaneously with Outlook Express, I got Outlook open, but HWiNFO32 hung so badly that I had to perform a hard reset.

(So now I know I can’t do anything simultaneous when opening Outlook Express on this system).

A number of the e-mails that are there now have this instead of the e-mail text:

“Message has not been downloaded
Outlook Express has not yet downloaded this message.


To download the message:

Click here [athcmd:download].
Press Space.”

So far that has not worked for me.

When I brought OE back up on the next session, dozens of other e-mails are missing, apparently e-mails that were being loaded at the time HWiNFO32 got hung. How do I get them back?

Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
2.05 GB of RAM
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV
Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drive Size 114.4GB
Free Space was 35.8GB; now under 20GB because after backing up My Documents on Google Drive, Google Drive has duplicated the whole darn thing on my hard drive
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
Antivirus : Webroot Internet Security

  1. Hovsep A
    December 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm