|It does tend to point to a RAM issue; especially as it only occurs after a boot up... And RAM contacts is the frequently first port of call in that situation.|
As I suggested earlier, try it with only one stick installed; and try it with each stick in turn. It is "just" possible that one stick is a little dodgy, and when you reload Outlook it may well put the required files into a different "register/cell/segment/area" on the stick; and thus whichever file or part of a file that is not loading properly will then load OK, as it is not trying to load into a defective area? Hope that makes sense...
If the problem does persist with one of the sticks and not the other.. then logically that stick is suspect?
Incidentally I have had mixed results with memory check software. I have known them to pass a stick which wouldn't work nonetheless. Replacing that stick and whatever the problem - went away. I feel one of the better ways to check RAM is by substitution etc..
I'm presuming that you have run a diskcheck routine too; a long shot but not impossible... I seriously doubt the problem as posted is virus/malware related; the symptoms as described (particularly with regard it only happening after you boot up, and not thereafter) do point more to RAM.
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