Q: Error Message Microsoft Office Outlook cannot start processing services. There is not enough free memory. This thread is locked from future replies

Running OUTLOOK 2007 on Vista Home Basic.

New error message:  "Microsoft Office Outlook:  Cannot Start Processing Services.  There is not Enough Free Memory to Run the Program"

Performance shows 2.1 GB of available Cached Memory.

Processes Running show 35MB as the largest running process.


New Message after 3+ years of use.


Seems to be plenty of "free" memory as the at least 1.8G are available on reboot and settle down to 2.1G of Cached memory.


Any ideas?





I had the same issue - getting an error msg "Cannot start processing services.  There is not enough free memory to run this program.  Quit one or more programs, and then try again." I disabled the addins and it solved the problem.


I am running Windows 7 with Office 2007 and was getting these messages in Outlook.  It also prevented my alerts from working but it's OK now.  Thanks!

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When does the error message come up?

Are you using Business Contact Manager for Outlook?

Also are you on an Exchange Server?

Try to open Outlook in safe mode and check how it works:

To do that, close Outlook. Click on Start – All Programs – Accessories – Run, and in the open box type in Outlook /safe and hit ok. (Note: There is a space between Outlook and /). 

If you are using an Exchange Server, you may post your query at:

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