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Windows 7: Win Live mail 0x80041161 error on start - not enough memory.

10 Aug 2011   #1

win7 64
Win Live mail 0x80041161 error on start - not enough memory.


I updated my computer last night using MS update. 250MB of updates and now I'm receiving the error message that there is not enough memory for win live mail to start (0x80041161).

I have around 2GB of free RAM, and the is plenty of HD space.....

Does anyone know how to fix this problem rather than re-installing the software? I have lots of mail that I would rather not be without, and I'm concerned that if I uninstalll Live mail, I'll end up without my mails.

(anyone know what update causes this?) I could just remit that update if I knew which one.

Using Win7 Home Pro 64. All my updates have been from Win Update in the past.

I have googled this, and there is a post on this forum about the same error, but no-one as of yet seems to know what's causing it, or how to fix it without re-installing.

Many Thanks.

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10 Aug 2011   #2

win7 64


I managed to get round the problem by reverting my computer back to the sate pre-windows upate, but that still doesn't tell me what went wrong.

Also posted this question on the M$ Live Mail forums, but have not had a response.

I see M$ is up to its old tricks of releasing half finished software again, and letting its user base do the testing.

Turned automatic updates off as I need my mail client more than the protection offered by the security updates that caused the problem in the first place.

I'm going to try SP1 instead. If that works, I'll stick to SP releases rather than ad-hoc patch downloads, in the hope that M$ test at least the basics before sending a patch bundle out.



SP1 worked.
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