A lot of users were halted by invalid XML errors at the time of Outlook startup. Given below is one such error that prevents users from starting Outlook applications:
“Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. Invalid XML, the view cannot be loaded”
With this nasty error in Outlook, users will be blocked from even starting the Microsoft Outlook program. With such error messages, Users can’t use PST files or access any of its contents. Users won’t be able to view the mails, notes, attachments, contacts, calendars or any other email object stored in the file no matter whatever they try. There can be number of reasons behind such Outlook errors, the following are some;
- Infection from Viruses, Trojans, or any other malicious programs.
- Software or hardware malfunctioning.
- Corrupted or damaged Outlook XML files.
- Improper installation of Outlook.
Follow the below mentioned troubleshooting steps that can blew off the Outlook issues and help you overcome the Microsoft Outlook errors and start over with the Outlook Application again properly.
- From the bottom left corner of your screen, Click “Start”.
- Access “Run” and write Outlook.exe /resetnavpane in the text box and hit “Enter”. These steps help to resolve the issues by resetting the navigation pane.
- in Outlook, delete the XML file located at the following location:
\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
When you restart the application, The XML file is created automatically making the XML error disappear. Search for the Outlook.xml file on your system and rename it to Outlook.xml old. After that, restart the Outlook application. Once you do these steps as it is, you shall be definitely rid of the Outlook startup issues. And if in any case, this doesn’t help, run the Inbox Repair Tool or scanpst.exe to repair the Outlook database. This too won’t be of any help however if your Outlook application is severely damaged. In that case you will be required to use reliable and efficient third party PST recovery software which can repair PST file, together with recovering the entire data stored in it without losing anything.
That’s all the help you will need to resolve the Outlook errors. Thank you for your time, have a great day ahead! Adios!