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When I try to install yahoo messenger it tells me I cant because of open applications or unfinished install. I dont have any idea what to do.

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If you are using the yahoo messanger 8.0 on vista the the issue will come so download yahoo 9.0 beta and the issue will be resolved

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I want to open the yahoo messanger


Welcome to Fixya.

  1. Click on START
  2. Go to ALL PROGRAMS
  3. Go to Yahoo Messenger.
  4. Click Yahoo Messenger.
  5. Yahoo Messenger will launch. Sign in with your username and password.
If you dont have yahoo messenger installed yet, go to www.yahoo.com to download the application.

Hope this helps!

Apr 06, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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In yahoo messenger i cant able to see what im typing and i cant to see the receive message from anther people


Having the most recent Java application will ensure proper communication between Internet Explorer and the Messenger application. Please follow these steps to uninstall and reinstall your Java runtime environment. Uninstall and Reinstall Java
1.On your keyboard, hold down the Windows key and press the R key. This opens the "Run" command. 2.Type in appwiz.cpl and click OK. This opens "Add or Remove Programs." 3.Select Java and then click the Uninstall button. There may be multiple installed versions, so be sure to remove all of them. 4.Next, download and install the latest version of Java Runtime Environment 5.To ensure the update is effective please Clear the Yahoo! Messenger Cache 6.Restart Messenger to determine if the issue is resolved.
If the issue persists, try Resetting the Browser Configuration.

Mar 07, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I was having problems with my yahoo messenger so i uninstalled it and installed messenger 10. i can receive IMs but cant open any other programs in messenger. ex: fishville, match.com, etc. can you tell me...


1. Reboot your computer.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard. This will bring up the Windows Security window. Click the "Task Manager" button and then click the "Task Manager" tab.
3. You will see a list of files/applications. These are the applications running in the background on your system, whether they show on your taskbar or not. Any one of these applications could be causing a conflict with the Yahoo! Messenger installation.
4. Click the top item on the list to highlight it. Then hold the "Shift" key down and click the last item on the list. This should highlight the whole list.
5. Click the "End Task" button. This will temporarily close all background applications on your system.
6. Click the "X" in the upper right corner to close the Task Manager window.
7. Install Yahoo! Messenger. You should not experience the same issue that you had before.
8. After Yahoo! Messenger is installed,run registry cleaner reginout also reboot your system. All other background applications will return to their original configurations.

Feb 04, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Everytime i log in..i cant open my ym..but im connected with the internet also..i use the yahoo mail as well..only ym i cant open..


1. Reboot your computer.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard. This will bring up the Windows Security window. Click the "Task Manager" button and then click the "Task Manager" tab.
3. You will see a list of files/applications. These are the applications running in the background on your system, whether they show on your taskbar or not. Any one of these applications could be causing a conflict with the Yahoo! Messenger installation.
4. Click the top item on the list to highlight it. Then hold the "Shift" key down and click the last item on the list. This should highlight the whole list.
5. Click the "End Task" button. This will temporarily close all background applications on your system.
6. Click the "X" in the upper right corner to close the Task Manager window.
7. Install Yahoo! Messenger. You should not experience the same issue that you had before.
8. After Yahoo! Messenger is installed,run registry cleaner reginout also reboot your system. All other background applications will return to their original configurations.

Jan 25, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I cant open yahoo messenger..so i uninstall it and then tried to download it again, but why i cant still open it..there is a error message....its says "Windows cannot access the specified device,path,...


1. Reboot your computer.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard. This will bring up the Windows Security window. Click the "Task Manager" button and then click the "Task Manager" tab.
3. You will see a list of files/applications. These are the applications running in the background on your system, whether they show on your taskbar or not. Any one of these applications could be causing a conflict with the Yahoo! Messenger installation.
4. Click the top item on the list to highlight it. Then hold the "Shift" key down and click the last item on the list. This should highlight the whole list.
5. Click the "End Task" button. This will temporarily close all background applications on your system.
6. Click the "X" in the upper right corner to close the Task Manager window.
7. Install Yahoo! Messenger. You should not experience the same issue that you had before.
8. After Yahoo! Messenger is installed,run registry cleaner reginout also reboot your system. All other background applications will return to their original configurations.

Jan 21, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I am trying to download and install yahoo messenger, but I get a message saying the install is unsuccessful due to other open applications in the computer. However, there are no other open applications....


Restart the computer and try to reinstall it, if dont work go to the task manager to find out if iexplorer.exe are running, if yes end the process and try again.
please vote for my solution

Aug 13, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I cant login completely to ym however i can login to mail the ym dont finish loading completely


Try to reload the messenger by remove the application from the control panel and download and install the application once again.
kindly rate my help+ Thank you

May 10, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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I have installed several versions of yahoo messenger,but they dont start or initialize.


uninstall all yahoo applications then try to install again a "single" yahoo messenger application only.

May 01, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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Cant open yahoo messenger


Hi! This error code relates mainly due to your action due to upgrade / re-install / repair of windows XP and to avoid this reinstall XP SP1a [service pack 1a] and immediately restart the system. have fine in all applications

Dec 21, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Cannot find INSTALL.LOG


Try uninstalling using a program called Windows Installer Cleanup Utility:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

Install this application, and it will list the installed applications. Once you find yahoo messenger, highlight and select remove. The application will remove yahoo messenger for you, and should allow you to reinstall yahoo messenger.

Good Luck.

Jun 20, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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