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Entourage X Data Rebuild

My wife's Entourage X won't launch on her 10.5.8 system. She keeps getting an error message telling her to rebuild database. I looked for an answer and found the following:

First go to Entourage -> Turn Off Office Notifications. Now, quit Entourage, and then restart Entourage holding down the Option key. When the Rebuild dialog box comes up, choose to do a Typical Rebuild. If that does not fix the problem, repeat the procedure, instead opting to do the Advanced Rebuild. Most of the serious problems you might encounter will require an Advanced Rebuild.

Now how can I "Turn Off Office Notifications" and then quit Entourage when it won't start in the first place. I have tried running the rebuild without being able to turn off notifications but it freezes and have to restart the computer.

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Did you try the Advanced rebuild

after the typical?

Are you positive that the machine is frozen and not just thinking real hard?

How large is the Entourage database?

You will find it in the Documents > Microsoft Users folder

Entourage X is a little long in the tooth
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Entourage X

Fixed the problem. Turns out that the Database had reached it's size limit. The typical and advance rebuild wouldn't run. It would just sit there and do nothing. I transferred the database to my computer and was able to do an advance rebuild and get the database to reduce in size and Entourage ran just fine when I replaced the old database with the reduced one.

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(NT) Well done,

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