Friday, February 25, 2011 6:53 PMOne time last week Outlook 2010 worked fine for the first hour of the day, and then all of a sudden opened up 2 or 3 more instances of itself. I rebooted and it was fine for a week. Today it's gone haywire. After a random amount of time it'll just start opening multiple copies of itself. At one time I had over 40 instances running while trying to close them down. Even if I don't have Outlook started at all, it'll just randomly start up and then keep opening. The only way I've tamed it is to manually rename CVH.EXE in the Virtualization Handler folder. This is a business machine, is up to date, doesn't visit questionable web sites, scans clean for viruses (Avast!) and malware (Malware Bytes).
Monday, February 28, 2011 9:07 AMModerator
For your issue, I recommend you trying to create a new outlook profile to test this issue.
1.Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2.Double-click the Mail icon.
3.In the Mail Setup dialog box, click Show Profiles.
If you want to be able to select a specific profile each time you start Outlook, click the General tab, click Prompt for a profile to be used, and then click Add.
4.In the New Profile dialog box, under Profile Name, type a descriptive name for the new profile, and then click OK.
5.In the E-mail Accounts dialog box, select Add a new e-mail account in the e-mail options, and then click Next.
6.Click the type of server that your e-mail account works with, and then click Next.
7.Complete all of the required fields, including those that are on the tabs that appear after you click More Settings.
8.When you finish providing the required information, click Finish.
Hope it does help.
- Marked As Answer by Sally TangModerator Friday, March 04, 2011 2:35 AM
Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:56 PM
I have the same problem on Windows 7 running on a VM of vmware.
I figured out that in my case it had to do with my Logitech wireless mouse. If its bluetooth stick is plugged, Outlook starts about 350 times, after which system resources are so low that windows explorer claims it needs to be restarted.
I haven't foudn a solution to this yet, except from unplugging the bluetooth stick, then the starting of outlook stops and I can control it.
The solution below by the way doesn't fix my problem. It prevents outlook from starting, but immediately after showing the prompt which profile i want to use, windows explorer claims it needs to be restarted.