>I have had office 2002 running on XP professional for >about 3 months >now. When first installed, outlook would load in a flash. Now it >freezes for almost a minute every time I load it. > >I tried deleting all old emails and by that I mean >permanently deleting, >not sending to the deleted items folder. Have you compacted the pst file? right click on your outlook (top of the tree in the folder list) and click the advanced button - there you will find a compact now option. It might help.