OS: Windows 98SE
I have recently had my hard-drive wiped and reformatted by a local computer repairer due to problems caused by a defective RAM module.
I am now experiencing a problem with Outlook Express - the Spell checking tool defaults to 'French (France)'. If I try to correct correct this by taking Tools, Options, Spelling, Language & change to 'English (United Kingdom)' using the Apply button, the default reverts back to French (France) again.
The local computer repairer had the computer back for a day, checked all the computer settings to ensure they were set to English (which they are) and have stated that I must have subsequently installed an application (but they cannot say what - I have installed a large number of applications) that is over-riding the English setting in Outlook Express. They have tried uninstalling and re-installing Internet Explorer 6, but to no avail.
I have checked the Microsolt Outlook Express help database, but cannot find any reference to this problem.
I have contacted my ISP (Virgin), who suggested I check the Language / Regional settings on the PC - again, I think these are correctly set to English/UK.
I have uninstalled and re-installed Internet Explorer again, but the Spell checker still defaults to French.
The Spellchecker in Outlook is correctly set to Eglish (UK), but I use Outlook Express as a default emailer and would like to retain this as the default.
Any ideas please?