Just today I goto Load Outlook Express (version 6) and only the left folder view and the very top menu appears. No messages are visible. It checks for email as I hear the new mail sound. The program will not do anything (clicking on anything doesnt make anything happen). I load up Task Manager and it shows msimn.exe using all of the cpu.
Also when notepad.exe is loaded is does similar (uses 100% cpu and doesnt respond). However these seem to be the only programs doing this (I can surf the net, play games, watch movies, play music, etc).
I have done a virus scan and found no viruses (using latest Symantec scan). I ran Norton WinDoctor and corrected any registry problems it could find but that didnt help.
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