This document explains how to fix Microsoft Outlook error code 0x80040600 if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating,  launching/opening, performing action like sending or receiving emails, configuring emails etc.

The error message may look like:

An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040600

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Outlook:

  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 365
  • Outlook 2016
  • Microsoft Office (2013/365/2016)
Error InformationError Descripton
Error 0x80040600 Outlook Overview
0x80040600 Error Code Log
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Critical
Log Name: Microsoft Outlook <version> 4.94
Source: System Error
Event ID: 3620
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
Level: System Level
User: <Outlook username>
Description:
  • Faulting Application Name: Microsoft Outlook <Application name>, version: 5.4.4039.35604, time stamp: 0×48615713
  • Faulting module name: Outlook  error.dll, version: 9.0.2873.51568
  • Exception code: 0xe07f857d
  • Fault offset: 0xc03a185c
  • Faulting process ID: 0×181
  • Faulting application start time: 0x11bgcd6b11235230
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Outlook\<appname>
  • Report ID: f5d67c17-5796-76c6-9276-4224gda1g186

Cause of 0x80040600 Outlook Error Code

  • Internet connectivity issue
  • Temp files location is infected with active malware

How to Resolve Outlook Error 0x80040600

Step 1: Check Proxy Settings
1. Press Win Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter CMD and Press OK.
Office Resolve Error Proxy Check 3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)

 netsh winhttp show proxy 

Check Proxy Setting

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator

If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.

 You can contact our 24×7 Live support for any help during the whole process. 

Step 2: Check for corrupt system files

1. Press Win Key + R and Type “CMD” (without quotes)
2. Click OK.
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “operating system” integrity it will automatically fix it.

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on CMD button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer Live Technician for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases Outlook error code 0x80040600 should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 08/01/2016
Solution ID: 533183

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