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Yahoo messenger can't be started or uninstalled

Yahoo messenger 9 does not started up, try to uninstall or repair but it does not respond.

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    After installing (which I believe to be the problem) firewall and antivirus messenger simply does not respond. It is listed in the task manager (sometimes several times) as being started and running but remains somewhere stuck in the background. Attempts to uninstall fail. Attempts to delete produce the same result. Attempting to install on top of the previous installation get stuck on 99% with a return error message of messenger installation unsuccessful - as if I didn't know. I can only suggest at this point a new installation of the complete system and careful tracking and backing up of the system registry after each and every component and software. As always backup first!!! An unattended CD/DVD would probably also be a good idea if you don't already have one.



  • support199 Feb 09, 2009

    I think I have the same problem. I click YM smiley icon twice and it started loading by showing arrow cursor and it's "timer bottle", then it disappear somewhere in the background without displaying YM Sign in screen box.

    I press CTRL-ALT-DEL to activate Windows Task Manager and found 7 YahooMessenger.exe with approx 2,364 to 6,328K Mem USage (always change value in Task Manager within minutes). Maybe caused by clicking YM icon 7 times when I retried to reload YM.

    Tried to uninstall and the following message appeared:
    C:\...................................\.................messenger.exe\UnregServer then it hung.

    Please help me if anyone can assist me in solving this problem.

    Thank you.

  • sabre_bat Feb 09, 2009

    i have the same problem with support199... ym won't open, and when i go to task messenger, on the process tab, i see yahoo messenger running, using some memory... i uninstalled it and installed a new one but still have the same problem...

  • gbalaji65 Mar 23, 2009

    same pblm. yahoo messenger cant be uninstalled from add/remove programs it says C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YahooMessenger.exe /UnregServer pse pse help.balaji

  • meryla_4 May 14, 2009

    same pblm. yahoo messenger cant be uninstalled from add/remove programs it says C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YahooMessenger.exe /UnregServer sheela

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I have This message when I wanted to open my yahoo messenger
Yahoo! messenger has stopped working

A problem caused the problem to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available

but I didn't get any solution. what should I do?.



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