Use of outlook blocked by stop symbol

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Don Burto

A small stop symbol appeared over the icon at the bottom of my screen and it will not open.

Graham Mayor [MVP]

A stop signal? Do you mean a white cross in a grey circle? That means Outlook has not closed properly - a common fault of which Microsoft is aware. You can close it from the Windows Task manager CTRL+ALT+DEL (or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) running processes. See

<Don Burto> wrote in message

A small stop symbol appeared over the icon at the bottom of my screen and it will not open.

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

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Somasundaram Pandiaraj

You may also try restarting the computer in clean boot to check if any non-Microsoft service is causing the issue.

Note: Ensure to restart the computer in normal mode after troubleshooting.
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