Your contacts list is stored online, you can change versions and contacts transfer.Not sure what you mean by disconnected ( from what? yahoo,messenger,) Do this,
Use info below to delete present version completely then if you want to try 9 again and are using Vista go here for help.
Messenger 9 for Vista users and XP users with 9, Mess 9 has many unsolved problems and missing features that messenger 8.1 or 8.0 has. Plus now the updated Windows Firewall will not let Messenger download correctly.And is causing 9 users to have problems now.. The only option that might help is going to the control panel and turning off the firewall to download and install then turning it back on.Then click on windows fire wall, Exceptions tab. make sure messenger is checked,if not listed then add it to the list.then click save.
.If the fire wall still causes problems,then revert back to 8.1 or 8.0 these and all versions of messenger can be found here; http://www.freecreed.com/ymsgr-archive.html
You need to remove version 9,or present version, 1st to get another version to work. To remove Messenger version Use Unwise located middle of page of Messenger Folder.Make sure Automatic is checked! then continue to uninstall..Or use control panel ,Vista-program features or XP-add/remove this is the 2nd best way. If you just delete the Yahoo file to remove messenger,you will also lose the shared file that contains things needed on other Yahoo sites. Your contacts are stored online But if you want to save your old messages archives,they are saved on your PC in the messenger file you are about to delete.Go here and copy them to a new folder
Start>my computer>c:drive>program files>yahoo>messenger>profiles>(your ID)>archive>messages
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If your Yahoo messenger has crashed then there is nothing to worry. You can reinstall your Yahoo messenger anytime you will not lose anything. All your contacts and profile is stored up on the server. When you sign in the Yahoo messenger you will automatically get all your contacts back. Uninstall your old Yahoo and install the latest one from the following link.
If you are unable to install this yahoo messenger 10 than what you have to do is repair your Windows by inserting the Windows disk. The computer will give like three options Reinstall upgrade and Repair Windows. Select "Repair".
At the top of your friends list window click on Contacts and make sure the "show offline contacts" is checked, this will make your friends show on your list whether they are online or offline.After checking this and none of them still show up on your list then you have an internal problem with messenger and you need to uninstall messenger Completely so you can get rid of the corrupted file that is causing your problem and get a clean install.When you uninstall not all of the yahoo messenger files are deleted from your Program Files, so if the problem you are having is caused by a corrupted file then the problem will still be there when you install it again.So what you need to do is uninstall messenger then go to your Program files and delete the yahoo folder. This will get rid of all remaining files especially the corrupted ones.
To uninstall you need to click on the Start button(the one on your task bar) then go to Control Panel then to Add/Remove Programs, find yahoo messenger in the list and click on it then on uninstall.<< this is for XPTo uninstall in Vista click on start then Control Panel then on Uninstall a Program in the new window find yahoo messenger click it to uninstall it.To find and delete the Yahoo folder click on the START button in your task bar then on My Computer then C: drive then Program Files then right click on the Yahoo folder and Delete it. It's a good idea tI do recommend you get the 188.8.131.521 version as it is the most stable a bug free version of messenger !!
When you download it just save it to your desktop and then run the installer from there.If you have XP just double click on it to start the install.To install messenger on Vista you need to download messenger to your desktop. Then Right click on the installer and then click on "Run as Administrator" to get it to install correctly.you will not lose your contacts by uninstalling messenger as they are saved on the yahoo servers.o reboot your PC now to make sure it's all gone out of your system.
Dear Friend There might be Software Clash with Previous Version. Go to Control Panel .Uninstall Yahoo Messanger(From ADD/Remove in Xp)..And also Check in Folder..... Start > Computer >> Local drive (C) >> Program Files >> Yahoo >> Messenger. - The Messenger folder should have been deleted and not seen. If the Messenger folder is still visible - delete it.
Run the Software...and Clean your Registry......Restart PC.. DOWNLOAD yahoo From here (Simple Set up will Download and Click on File you Downloaded Install will Start then)Note:Download will take Several Minutes according to Your Connection Speed..Don't Disconnect your Connectivity while Downloading.... )You may Feel Free Contact me.....tHANKS FOR cONTACTING FixYa....
There might be Software Clash with Previous Version.
Go to Control Panel .Uninstall Yahoo Messanger(From ADD/Remove in Xp)..And also Check in Folder.....
Start > Computer >> Local drive (C) >> Program Files >> Yahoo >> Messenger. - The Messenger folder should have been deleted and not seen. If the Messenger folder is still visible - delete it.
Run the Software...and Clean your Registry......Restart PC.. DOWNLOAD yahoo From here(Simple Set up will Download and Click on File you Downloaded Install will Start then)Note:Download will take Several Minutes according to Your Connection Speed..Don't Disconnect your Connectivity while Downloading.... You may Feel Free Contact me/Us.....tHANKS FOR cONTACTING fIXyA....
first make sure you have to have either 1 anti virus installed on your computer try avast.com and scan for virus, better uninstall yahoo completely and then re-install again after scanning for viruses.