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[Fix] Microsoft Outlook 2012 and 2013 hangs or stuck during startup while loading profile in Windows 8


Issue symptoms:- While opening Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013 it stucks at startup and shows Loading profile message as shown below.
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Solution for above issue is very simple and its to scan your Outlook pst file for errors. ScanPST is a tool to scan and repair corrupted pst file.
What is the location of scanpst.exe?
Scanpst.exe location is different for each version of Office and below are the location of Scanpst for different version of Microsoft Office Outlook.
SCANPST IN OUTLOOK 2010 32-Bit
Windows 32-Bit   C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14
Windows 64-Bit   C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14
SCANPST IN OUTLOOK 2010 64-Bit
Windows 64-Bit   C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14
SCANPST IN OUTLOOK 2013 32-Bit
Windows 32-Bit   C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice15
Windows 64-Bit    C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice15
SCANPST IN OUTLOOK 2013 64-Bit
Windows 64-Bit  C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice15
Windows 32-Bit    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice15
Windows 64-Bit  C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice15
In my case for Office 2013 below is the location of Scanpst.exe,
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Open Scanpst.exe and browse the location of pst file which you want to scan. By default scanpst.exe will find location of your pst file.
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Scanpst will check your pst file for error.
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After scanning pst file it will ask to repair the pst file. By default it will create pst backup file.
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Once pst file repair completes you can open the Outlook without any issues.
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