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MSN and Yahoo Messenger

I recently cleaned my hard drive on my computer.  It restored everything back to when I bought the computer.  However, when I log on to the internet I discovered that I lost my msn and yahoo messenger.  I was expecting that since I didn't have them on the computer when I got it.  I've been having a hard time downloading them.  After they've finished downloading I get a message box title " Bootstrap"  stating " Computer has performed an illegal operation".  I don't know what that mean what that mean.  Is there anyway I can download msn and yahoo messenger?  I've tried downloading from a disc and the directly from the internet.

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Re: MSN and Yahoo Messenger - Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop PC Desktops

Ya u can download those mesenger from google

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Restore back to factory settings

If you don't mind loosing everything on the hard drive, restoring the system is fairly easy.
Locate your disks that came with the computer. In there, you should find a disk either for Vista Home or a restoration disk. Place this in the drive and reboot the computer. You may have to press a key like F8, F10, etc, during the very first startup screen to boot to the disk.

You should be able to follow on screen instructions from there.

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I have a dell laptop with a built in webcam and it works fine however when i come to use it with msn messenger then it will not let the contact i'm chatting with see me or let me see them. hope you can...

You need to setup you MSN Messenger to control your camera. Download the latest version (MSN Messenger) first and install it. Sometimes older versions will not work with a cam. Also, download another messenger like Yahoo, and try that as well.

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I have windows XP and i had to reinstall it but i cannot reinstall yahoo instant messenger i keep getting the message- Download of File has been cancelled or interrupted.File not completely downloaded. and...

Try deleting the yahoo messenger folder from the local hard drive "c:\Program Files", also scan your computer for viruses before re-installing Yahoo Messenger.

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I have a dell xps one the standalone type computers with an intergrated web cam my webcam works in the webcam manager but it will not work on either skype or msn messenger any ideas i tryed to reinstall...

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Recovery disk full and windows explorer keeps feezing

right-click on "My Computer" then select properties, then System restore.

You now have two choices, expand the % disk space to use for the system restore, or Turn off System Restore, which will wipe out all past restore points.

Do the first one, see if everything goes back to normal. if not, then run disk cleaner foundat: start, programs. accessories, systems tools. This should mkae your Operating system speed up a bit by cleaning out temp files and other clutter. Then defrag, also found in the same folder as Disk cleaner. Next, do a search of your entire hard drive for all files ending in .tmp. delete them all. Those steps combined, should speed things up considerably. Only when everything is working fine again should you turn of system restore and then turn it back on again to get everything cleaned out. This last should be a last resort only, when you are running out of Hard drive space.

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All your files are now marked as not in use. What this means is they could be "undeleted" if some went about doing so. Over time they will get overwritten has the pc is used more and more. If you are worried about someone recovering your data then you need to do a wipe of your hard drive using a program like DBAN. Then you'd need a recovery cd handy to restore the pc, since after doing the wipe the hard drive will be completely erased... Hope that helps.

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I just got a toshiba satellite laptop with built in camera. problem is when i activate the camera all i can do is see myself. woopee!! i bought the computer with the camera to make video calls back home...

Toshiba laptops with built-in cameras tend to come with proprietary software that controls the camera. You're going to want to disable or turn this off prior to using the camera in an IM client.

Alternatively, since you seem to be having issues with Yahoo, consider trying Windows Live Messenger. Also previously known as MSN messenger, clients can now talk to people using Yahoo messenger. You might be able to have a video conversation that way, without having to deal with Yahoo.

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