I’ve been having trouble booting up Outlook recently on my Vista machine. Every time I kick it off the UI appears, and then it hangs. It will eventually become responsive again, but it was taking a while.
So I booted up process explorer (procexp) and checked out what was going on. The first thing I noticed was that the vista search indexer was using about 50-60% of my CPU power! Wait a minute! What’s it indexing?
Turns out it indexes my email! So I jumped into the indexing options (Control Panel –> Indexing Options) and lo and behold Outlook is a default indexed location. I removed it by clicking Modify then unchecking the Outlook item and now I’m up and running with Outlook once more without the hang on load!