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Yahoo IM or Yahoo IM for Vista won't load

I cannot load either version since I got my new hard drive and software. I am using Iolo System Mechanic Pro ver. 8.0. At first I thought it was a firewall problem, but other programs have not encountered any problems including my P2P program. Either version of Yahoo IM wont even load. Here is my system and configuration:

Dell Dimension 64x2
3 1/2 gigs ram
250 meg hd
windows vista 32 bit version
dlink dir 655 router

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  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    I've re-downloaded both programs several times, and attempted numerous installations. All I get is the splash screen, and then a popup window telling me I will be notified when a solution is available.

  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    I cannot load either version since I got my new hard drive and software. I am using Iolo System Mechanic Pro ver. 8.0. At first I thought it was a firewall problem, but other programs have not encountered any problems including my P2P program. Either version of Yahoo IM wont even load. Here is my system and configuration:

    Dell Dimension 64x2
    3 1/2 gigs ram
    250 meg hd
    windows vista 32 bit version
    dlink dir 655 router

    I've re-downloaded both programs several times, and attempted numerous installations. All I get is the splash screen, and then a popup window telling me I will be notified when a solution is available.

  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    Yahoo IM ver 9.0 and Yahoo IM Vista Beta (didn't see a version number)

  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    The only version available is 9.0, unless you can provide a link.

  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    Tried to find the earlier version, but was unsuccessful. Just for the heck of it, I installed MSN Live Messenger, and it works without a hitch. Unfortunately, all my contacts are in Yahoo.

  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    Tried to find the earlier version, but was unsuccessful. Just for the heck of it, I installed MSN Live Messenger, and it works without a hitch. Unfortunately, all my contacts are in Yahoo.

  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    First off I watched the videos. I got as far as vista features, but the audio was so bad I couldn't see or understand what was said. Went back to vista features, and couldn't find the following:

    GroupPolicy Preferences CSE
    Windows DFS Replication service

  • poorbiker Oct 05, 2008

    It's not downloading the program that is the problem, but running it. I get the opening splash screen before it crashes.

  • moses1108 Dec 10, 2008

    i have a Acer Laptop and when i try and open Yaho messenger its says a problem occured in Yahoo and made it stop working correctly how do i fix this problem.

    It was working fine yesterday

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First try to re-install the program

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Try to stop all unwanted process running under your login and then try to start

check if it comes

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Donwnload your yahoo messenger inside flash or any storage& from your desktop tru programe to system restore & restore to the time u,ve just replace your hard drive & load your yahoo before other program

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Hey i had a problem kinda like that. The yahoo messenger for vista would not work with my cpu,, when it did it would lock up ,, so I got rid of the yahoo for vista and puy 8.1 on mine ,,it works great,, that new doesnt work at all, i had people sendin messeges ,,that i never got,, good luck ,,

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What are the versions that you have tried to load? and did you try downloading again the installation software because that can be a corrupted file that you're trying to install..

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    Mark Gil Oct 05, 2008

    Did you try installing yahoo version 8.0 because alot of people have problem with this version 9.0 and the beta version? can yu also tell us what is the erro when you try to install ?

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    Mark Gil Oct 05, 2008

    You can downlod the old version from this ink , download the version 8.0 http://www.yazakpro.com/chatstuff/yahoo/...



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    Mark Gil Oct 05, 2008

    If that will be the case I think it will be better for you to contact yahoo about this problem or if you want you can try some other third pary messenger where your contact on your yahoo messenger will be available like using Trillian or Pidgin...

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First do a complete installation of the the software. then reboot the pc, re install again a fresh copy..

you're done.!

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Try this:


bypass the D-Link router, connect your computer directly to your modem and then downlaod the Yahoo Messenger from http://www.yahoo.com instead, straight download...

hope this helps out, if you have other questions just let us know

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