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Error Message After installing Yahoo IM 9 I get a message saying: This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem. I've tried to to that and the same thing happens again

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  • Coop82 Oct 17, 2008

    I don't have a button that says clear private data there

  • ddevincenzo Jan 23, 2009

    I can't install yahoo messenger and I get the same message

  • akshata Jan 24, 2009

    every time try 2 download yahoo messenger an error report comes up

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    It says: Failed to start because application is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem

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Try to clear your private data by clicking tools in the browser then options then privacy click clear private data. Restart your computer then reintall yahoo messenger.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: application configuration is incorrect error

Uninstall previous YM than when you install again change the name of the destination directory ( ex: C:Program FilesYahoo2 ) ...it works for me.
First reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32bc1bee-a3f9-4c13-9c99-220b62a191ee&displaylang=en

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Error message:

Uninstall previous YM than when you install again change the name of the destination directory ( ex: C:Program FilesYahoo2 ) ...it works for me.
First reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32bc1bee-a3f9-4c13-9c99-220b62a191ee&displaylang=en

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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SOURCE: I have been trying to

try to install a newer version Windows Installer , allow the yahoo installer on your firewall or temporarily disable your security features and try to install yahoo messenger again.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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SOURCE: "C:\PROGRAM 1\Yahoo\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe The application has failed

Hello!!!

You can reinstall it easily by following below Steps :

1. Download this installer : http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/download/120679041d997dc3e015bd0898f8041d/

2. Run the Setup and Install it.

3. Start Yahoo messenger from Desktop.

4. Enjoy..!!!

Hope this Helps..!!!

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