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Unable to see text in messenger

I had been using version 8 without problems. I downloaded YM 9 and it installed properly. When I type text before sending it, the text is visible, but I cannot see text I have sent or text that someone sends me in the messenger box. I have tried uninstalling YM9 and reinstalling YM8 and this did not solve the problem. Additionally, clicking on just about anything related to YM now causes a script error box to appear. Thanks for your help!

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  • psynapticjor Dec 09, 2008

    The first two solutions haven't worked... Still getting the script errors and I am not able to see any text in messenger boxes (after hitting send). The script errors generally say that YMSGR or something similar "isn't defined."

  • psynapticjor Dec 09, 2008

    System Restore would make it work again, however I have made other updates that are working fine. I don't want to lose the rest of my changes. As a last resort, I could still do a system restore, but I would prefer to find the solution for this problem...

  • psynapticjor Dec 09, 2008

    I tried uninstalling YM9 and reinstalling YM8. The problems persist. I have 8 currently on my computer.

  • psynapticjor Dec 09, 2008

    Windows script fix is now installed. Still no change in the problems.

  • psynapticjor Dec 09, 2008

    Video driver is up to date. Problems still persist.

  • psynapticjor Dec 09, 2008

    Still no help....

  • psynapticjor Dec 11, 2008

    Java and flash now updated. YIM still not working properly. Still getting the script error notifications.

  • psynapticjor Dec 11, 2008

    These instructions do not seem relevant. The font and color are not the problem. Thanks anyway.

  • psynapticjor Dec 11, 2008

    A system restore is of course one solution, but would also roll back other things.

  • psynapticjor Dec 11, 2008

    I don't know why I would want to DL a yahoo program from rapidshare. Who fixed the "software problem" in the officially released version?

  • psynapticjor Dec 11, 2008

    I'm not sure what you mean. Install the fix (which I have done, btw) after uninstalling yahoo? Or just install it and reboot?

  • psynapticjor Dec 11, 2008

    I have tried the solutions suggested there. Flash and Java have been updated. I have completely (including a registry scan, etc) uninstalled version 9 and am now using YIM 8. You might be right about having to use system restore, although I am now really curious about what might have caused this.

  • psynapticjor Dec 11, 2008

    Yes I typed those commands in. I got a messages that they completed. Then nothing happened!

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Try uninstalling the ym9 and restart the system and reinstall it properly...if again it doesn't work properly better use version 8 itself....

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Go HERE and follow the instructions given.

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Try and update your java and flash to make sure they are both up to date and that the installations haven't conflicted with anything.
To update java go here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_xpi.jsp?locale=en&host=www.java.com:80
Here for the latest flash player:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
If you still need further assistance please let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate the solution accordingly as well.
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Dec 11, 2008

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...
    Go to this page and follow all the instructions half of them I have already had you do. This should solve your problem please let me know if you need further assistance. If this helps please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Dec 11, 2008

    So all of those steps that are listed on that link I gave you including updating shockplayer and windows script etc etc.? You have done all of that?
    Thank you,
    Lee


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 open Internet Explorer
hit Tools
select Internet Options
now click on the Security Tab to select it

Under Select a Web Content Zone make sure the Internet icon (world globe) is selected
this will show the Internet Zone
Under Security Level for this Zone click on Custom Level
The Settings window will open, scroll down to the category heading "Scripting"
and select "Enable" for the following
- Active scripting
- Allow paste operations via script
- Scripting of Java applets
click OK, click OK

Launch Yahoo! Messenger, now login again.

if you are still seeing no text....
then try really hard to think what Security applications you have installed, ZoneAlarm, NIS, some AntiVirus suites, anything that deals with "security" regarding controls or blocking actions / access, as Yahoo! needs Scripting enable to function so if some other program is blocking this, or preventing the execution of Yahoo! Messenger wont function correctly. Some applications will also revert or over-ride your IE settings back to what they consider appropriate so your IE settings may look correct but are infact being controlled else where.

Last but not least, check what version of yahoo messenger you have installed...
from within Yahoo! Messenger click Help
click About Yahoo! Messenger
a wee About box pops up telling you what version you have installed

if it's not showing v8.1.0.209 you can grab the latest version 
v8.1.0.209 (for Windows 98 / 2000 / ME / XP) released 30 November 06 available for download directly from Yahoo's servers 



If uninstalling and installing the yahoo messenger also not work then follow the below two steps
STEP -1
go to Start Button - Run - type regsvr32 jscript.dll - then press OK
STEP-2
go to Start Button - Run - type regsvr32 vbscript.dll - then press OK
now your yahoo messenger will work normally

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

  • AbdulRahiman S Dec 09, 2008

    did u type the file names tat i gav in run command and tey out??

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Try updating video driver

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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    Unfortunately your statement "System Restore
    would make it work again, however I have made other updates that are
    working fine. I don't want to lose the rest of my changes. As a last
    resort, I could still do a system restore, but I would prefer to find
    the solution for this problem..." may be your only solution ... If you really want this application to work and you have exhausted the possibilities that the various techs in this forum have offered and still are not able to correct the problem, you must decide if the loss of some other things done are lesser in value than the loss of this app.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Update Windows Script if you are using Windows XP. All browsers including YM should be closed.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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    Louie Role Dec 09, 2008

    You would need to reboot the computer and.or re-install YM.

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    Louie Role Dec 12, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?



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There is software bug in YM9 so, use YM8 or download latest version from link blow-

http://rapidshare.com/files/169309991/Yahoo_Mess.V.9.0.0.797.rar

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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    futureloginn Dec 10, 2008

    1. first uninstall
    2. reboot
    3. install new one.

    from---
    http://rapidshare.com/files/169309991/Ya...

    Thanks

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Try first to do a system restore on the time that version 8.0 of yahoo messenger is working fine and that should make it work again...

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It is most likely because you don't have scripts enabled. Try this first.

To enable scripting:

1. Click the "Tools" menu on your Internet Explorer toolbar and select "Internet Options."
2. Click the "Security" tab.
3. Click the Internet (globe) icon and click the "Custom Level" button.
4. Scroll down to "Scripting."
5. Enable the following:
* Active scripting
* Allow paste operations via script
* Scripting of Java applets are all enabled
6. Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the window.

If that doesn't work try this:

Why do I receive an error when running Yahoo! Messenger?

You might have a corrupt file in your Yahoo! Messenger directory. To fix the problem, you must manually delete the "Messenger" directory on your C: drive (default), then reinstall the Yahoo! Messenger application.

To delete the directory:

1. Close the Yahoo! Messenger application if you currently have it running. Make sure all instances of Internet Explorer are closed.
2. Go to your desktop and double-click "My Computer."
3. Click the "C:" drive.
4. Go to:
* C:\Program Files\Yahoo!
5. Highlight the Yahoo! Messenger folder and press the Delete key on your keyboard. (All archives will be deleted if they are not copied. Please see below.)

To install:

1. Close all running applications except for your Internet browser.
2. Visit the Yahoo! Messenger home page.
3. Click the "Download Now" button.

To copy your complete Message Archive:

1. Close Yahoo! Messenger (if it is currently running).
2. Go to your Desktop and double-click "My Computer."
3. Select the "C:" drive.
4. Go to:
* C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles
5. Your "Profiles" folder contains your complete Message Archive. Copy it to the same location on another computer if you wish to view it elsewhere.

Note: If you copy this folder to another computer, your complete Message Archive will be copied, overriding the Message Archive on the computer to which you are copying.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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    Sibananda Jena Dec 11, 2008



    Hmm, well… you may have scripting disabled in your Internet Explorer.



    To enable scripting:

    Click the "Tools" menu on your Internet Explorer toolbar and select "Internet Options."



    Click the "Security" tab.



    Click the Internet (globe) icon and click the "Custom Level" button.



    Scroll down to "Scripting."



    Enable the following:



    * Active scripting

    * Allow paste operations via script

    * Scripting of Java applets are all enabled



    Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.



    Note: Restart Yahoo! Messenger and you should start seeing text in your IM windows again.

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...



    **********************

    If that didn't help:

    **********************



    The problem could be on their end if you are only experiencing it with
    one person in particular. If restarting does not solve your problem:



    From Yahoo Messenger Help:

    I can't see the instant messages.



    Hmm, well… you may have scripting disabled in your Internet Explorer.



    To enable scripting:

    Click the "Tools" menu on your Internet Explorer toolbar and select "Internet Options."



    Click the "Security" tab.



    Click the Internet (globe) icon and click the "Custom Level" button.



    Scroll down to "Scripting."



    Enable the following:



    * Active scripting

    * Allow paste operations via script

    * Scripting of Java applets are all enabled



    Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.



    Note: Restart Yahoo! Messenger and you should start seeing text in your IM windows again.

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...



    **********************

    If that didn't help:

    **********************



    Copied and pasted from Yahoo Messenger Help:



    Why do I receive an error when running Yahoo! Messenger?

    Best guess? You might have a corrupt file in your Yahoo! Messenger
    directory. To fix the problem, you must manually delete the Messenger
    directory on your C: drive (default), then reinstall the Yahoo!
    Messenger application.



    To delete the directory:



    Close the Yahoo! Messenger application if you currently have it
    running. Make sure all instances of Internet Explorer are closed.

    Go to your desktop and double-click "My Computer."

    Click the "C:" drive.

    Go to:

    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!

    Highlight the Yahoo! Messenger folder and press the Delete key on your
    keyboard. (All archives will be deleted if they are not copied. Please
    see below.)

    To install:



    Close all running applications except for your Internet browser.

    Visit the Yahoo! Messenger home page.

    Click the "Download Now" button.

    To copy your complete Message Archive:



    Close Yahoo! Messenger (if it is currently running).

    Go to your Desktop and double-click "My Computer."

    Select the "C:" drive.

    Go to:

    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles.

    Your "Profiles" folder contains your complete Message Archive. Copy it
    to the same location on another computer if you wish to view it
    elsewhere.

    Note: If you copy this folder to another computer, your complete
    Message Archive will be copied, overriding the Message Archive on the
    computer to which you are copying.

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...



    To re-install Yahoo Messenger, try these direct downloads:

    Yahoo Messenger for Windows 8.1:

    http://messenger.yahoo.com



    Yahoo Messenger for Vista:

    http://messenger.yahoo.com/windowsvista....



    If the download above did not work and none of the other answers solved
    your problem, here is a link to Yahoo! Messenger 8 Help Form:

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng..." target="_blank" rel="nofollow" http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...



    IMPORTANT: If all of the above does NOT answer your question or solve
    your problem, here is a link to Yahoo! Messenger 8 Help Form:

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng..." target="_blank" rel="nofollow" http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...



    For future reference, please note there is a link to Yahoo Messenger Help at the very top of your Yahoo Messenger!

  • Sibananda Jena
    Sibananda Jena Dec 11, 2008

    OR try following

    Do this,,,,





    Click on Start Button/ Settings/ Control Panel/ Add or Remove Programs.



    DUMP anything that says Yahoo Messenger (toolbar, address book etc etc
    etc) they will be listed at the bottom of that window if there are
    any), and go to this website,,,,,



    http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=...



    and install the 7.0 (my suggestion, one of which I HAVE NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH).



    BE SAFE



    Cheri



    PS. Stay away from the 9.0 version it still has bugs being worked out,
    and like I suggested, the 7.0 is the most stable. And no you will NOT
    lose any Contacts from a previous version you ran, they are all saved
    on Yahoos Sever and will transfer to whatever version you install.


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