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Yahoo messenger will not allow me to sign on. Whenever I select "sign in" it briefly turns yellow but then goes back to the sleep mode. yahoo messenger will not allow me to log in. It briefly turns yellow then goes back to sleep

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Reinstall yahoo messenger with latest one .

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If you have tried restarting your computer, signing in with your Yahoo e-mail prefix (without the @yahoo.com) and your e-mail password without sucess, and you are sure your caps aren't locked and your information is correct, Yahoo Messenger Help suggests the following:

Copied and pasted from Yahoo Messenger Help:

Why can't I connect with Yahoo! Messenger?

No go, eh? We're sorry to hear you're having problems connecting to our servers. Your Yahoo! Messenger connection information may be incorrect. Follow these steps to configure your connection:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Connection Preferences."

Enable the "Firewall with no proxies" option.

Select the correct Internet connection type and country from the pull-down menus.

Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in again with your new proxy settings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

The above configuration works in most situations. (However, if you connect in this way, you won't be able to use the Voice feature.) If this configuration doesn't work, follow these steps:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Connection Preferences."

Enable the "No network detection" option and then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in again with your new proxy settings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

If neither of the above options work (sorry), you're probably behind a firewall or proxy server that requires you to enter its address. Follow these steps:

Click the Messenger menu in Yahoo! Messenger and select "Connection Preferences."

Enable the "Use proxies" option.

Enter your firewall or proxy server's address and port number. Contact your network administrator (if you're at work), or your Internet service provider (if you're at home) to determine the correct firewall and proxy settings.

Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Yahoo! Messenger will ask you if you want to sign in with your new proxy settings. Click the OK button.

Enter your Yahoo! ID and password and click the "Sign In" button.

If you try all of the steps above and Yahoo! Messenger still can't connect, contact your network administrator, Internet Service Provider (ISP), or the person who initially set up your computer to ensure that your firewall and/or proxy settings are correct.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messeng...

If that doesn't work, You may have too many programs running in the background draining your system's resources.

Click on: Start
Click on: Run
Type: msconfig
Click on: Startup
Uncheck: All programs which you don't need starting up every time you reboot or restart your computer.

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER

If that doesn't help, make sure you have the latest Macromedia Flash Player installed by clicking here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/...

If that doesn't help, 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...

If you are still unable to sign in, on Internet Explorer:

Click on: Tools
Click on: Internet options
Click on: Delete Cookies
Click on: Delete Temporary files

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER

If that doesn't help, here is a link to Yahoo Messenger Help:
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!

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This is most likely blocked by a firewall program, turn off your firewall for a moment and see if you can sign in, also restart yahoo.

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Hi!

Try uninstalling and re-installing the messenger.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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    Also, try using the messenger on the Yahoo website. Is it working from there

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