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Error 'Not enough storage to complete this operation', then no display in msgr window

I have been having problems with YIM 8 and now with YIM 9. Whin I open a chat window, I get a massage that a runtime error has occurred - Not enough storage is available to complete this operation'. Afterward, the window opens, and I can see what I am typing for a massage, but I cannot see my input or the response in the main window. This is actually an improvement over previous versions, when I would get a string of error messages with errors in various lines of code.

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  • devertablguy Nov 09, 2008

    I was at IE 7, but when I updated to IE 8 Beta, it fixed the problem - thanks!

  • mithras Dec 02, 2008

    I had ie 7 and ym 9 and sweet im. which seems ot be iat the center of the problem. I rmoved sweet im, resintalled ie 7 and reinstalled ym 9 and still ahve th esame problem -

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I have tha same problem!! :(

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    when i try to send im i get error message 'Not enough storage to complete this operation the box opens but i cant see what i am typing in the box

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    Same problem here. v8 was ok, after upgrading to v9 this always happens. A reinstall doesn't solve the problem either!

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009


  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem with Y!M 9 (also 8).

    I'm using IE 7 and just update win XP


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Check out this blog post for the yahoo messenger not enough storage fix.

Basically, you need to reset your internet explorer settings and register some libraries. The step by step instructions are given in that post.

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My friend its easy to fix

just update your internet explorer most likely its internet explorer 6 so just update it to 7 and that will be it

and just in case if we still have the same issue after the update then make sure that your remove (if installed) sweet IM, and again as a last step if it is still doing the same thing then just reinstall YM.

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