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I can't open yahoo messenger. It shows it's running in the processes but I it won't come up. I tried uninstalling it but it won't let me and it won't let me reinstall it either.

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    I cannot get yahoo messenger to open...from anywhere. I have not downloaded any newer versions and I don't get any just won't open. Help please!

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I try to open it but it won't open! HELP!!



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Hmm try checking for viruses first and then try installing a different version of yahoo messenger on top of it..good luck!

Posted on Feb 08, 2009


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My messenger just stop from working i uninstall it and instal the new one but i just can get it to work help please

Uninstall Yahoo Messenger! using this program >click HERE .
Before starting to uninstall Yahoo messenger be sure that it is not running. So check your taskbar at the bottom of your screen and near to your system clock, right click on its icon and select "Exit". Then select the program and start the "Uninstall" command. Uninstall process with Revo Uninstaller Pro starts the uninstalling wizard, which shows you what is happening on every step of the uninstalling procedure. During the uninstall Revo Uninstaller Pro tries to run the built-in uninstaller of the uninstalled program, if it works properly let it to do its job, but if it is not working properly here you will see an error message that you will have to skip ( ignore ). Then select an uninstall mode and press "Scan" button to continue further to the next step of the wizard. After the scanning completes you will see the leftover Registry items, files and folders, review, verify and delete them.
After you uninstall Yahoo Messenger ..install the latest version from Yahoo Site->

Jul 26, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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YahooMessenger.exe-Aplication Error The application failed to initialize properly [0xc0150002].Click on OK to terminate the application

Try to remove yahoo messenger and re-install it again.
If you can't uninstall it try this:
1) Log out of Yahoo Messenger and close yahoo messenger completely [ it should not be running under task manager as a process ]. 2) Open Start Menu >> Control Panel. 3) Double-click on Add or Remove Programs. 4) Locate Yahoo Messenger in Add or Remove Programs. 5) Click Change/Remove button. 6) Restart your computer, if it doesn't restart it automatically. 7) Open Yahoo folder in Program Files (C:\Program Files\Yahoo) and delete it. 8) Open registry through Start Menu >> Run and type regedit now navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ registry entry, delete Yahoo, and exit the Registry.
If the above method does not work for you, try the following methods to solve the problem.
1. Open Program Files >> Yahoo Messenger and find the file UNWISE.exe file. Double click this to run it. This will un install yahoo messenger.

Jun 27, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I am not able to open yahoo messenger on my laptop. I have windows7 OS. Suggest.

First, check to see if the process associated with Yahoo Messenger is running. To do this:
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del or right click your taskbar and select "Start Task Manager". 2. When Task Manager opens, go to the "Processes" Tab and try to find the process YahooMessenger.exe. 3. If it is running, highlight the process and press "End Process". 4. Try to start Yahoo Messenger again
If this does not fix the issue, or the process is not running, restart your computer. After restarting, try to run Yahoo Messenger again. If this does not help, uninstalling and reinstalling the application is the next best option.
To uninstall: 1. Go to Start->ControlPanel->Programs and Features or "Uninstall a Program", depending on which view you are in. 2. Navigate to Yahoo Messenger and click Uninstall.
To install: 1. Find the install program you would have downloaded when first installing the program and run it. 2. If you don't have the installer, you can download it here.

May 08, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Cant open my yahoo messenger

If you haven't rebooted your computer in a while you may want to. Or, if on Windows go to your task manager (right click on your task bar, and choose "task manager" and see if there is a YahooMessenger.exe running under the "Processes" tab. If so highlight the YahooMessenger.exe entry and choose end process. After the process is terminated try to run your Yahoo Messenger again.

If that doesn't work try uninstalling and reinstalling the software. You can do this from your Windows control panel in the Add/Remove Programs applet (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Vista and Windows 7)

then go to and download their latest messenger.

If all else fails you can use the Yahoo Web messenger if you have an urgent need to be on immediately. To do this just go to and login from there.

Mar 08, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Everytime i open ym,social-view plugins error occured..whaat is the best solution??i tried to reinstall it 5 times and the error is still there

First uninstall it and run a system registry after uninstalling. If you can find the Yahoo messenger folder in your root drive directory (C:\) then delete it before you reinstall a fresh copy of yahoo messenger. Good luck. Thank you for using FixYa.

May 30, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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My messenger doesn't open

Please check the right bottom side with clock ...there will be one gray Yahoo messenger ICON just double click on that or Right click and choose Show Yahoo Messenger...if that is not there press Alt+Ctrl+Del to open Task Manager...check if there is any process running related Yahoo or Named Yahoo....just Choose that and End Process that...
Now try open yahoo messenger again...

If still not works...Uninstall Yahoo messenger....restart PC...Download and Install it again....

I think it will help you..
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Thanks for joining Fixya...Good Luck

Nov 24, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo wont open

First open task manager....check if there is any yahoo messenger service running on that and click End Process and now try run the proggy...again if that also not helps try uninstall the Yahoo messenger and install new version....Good Luck

Sep 25, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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My yahoomessenger dose not work any more

my yahoo messenger not open from to day. This closed by proxy via government . Ho w can i open that with or without proxy?

Sep 18, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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i cannot download yahoo inst mess 8 on my desk top

Sep 15, 2008 | Yahoo Messenger

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YM already Installed, but unable to Open the application

You can try to uninstall Yahoo messenger and reinstall it again without any firewall enabled and without any antivirus on.

Sometimes these softwares block the full installation of the package.

Also before starting the new installation watch the task manager if there is still yahoomessenger.exe and if there is end process.

If again there is a problem with Yahoo, try to find the older version 8,0 and install it. Probably it will work without any problems...

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