You could try uninstalling the messenger and then doing a clean download and install(meaning make sure when you download that all of your running programs
are turned off, including your virus
control.) Also, you might want to check your virus control under interent content or whatever yours may call it and see if you have been prohibited from using yahoo messenger there. Someone may have accidentally prohibited any chat or messenger programs. Good luck and let us know with a rating. thank you.
Please check the amount of memory
you have. The messenger uses a lot.
You should probably do a major clean up of your system:
virus update and scan
start all programs>accessories
>system tools>disc cleanup
options>delete all your cookies
check through your little icons in the lower right hand corner and tell me all that you have there. If you have a bunch of proggys waiting to start up all the time that uses memory, and most but not all do not relly serve any purpose.
Take a look at your desktop
and delete any unnecessary icons for proggys you rarely use (this does not delete the program.) Right click on the icon and click delete.
If you have register cleaning program run that
Go through your files and delete junk you know longer need or want or put them onto a CD (I mean old pictures, files, etc.)
Empty your recycle bin
start all programs>accessories>system tools>defrag
Good luck and let me know if this solves your problem.