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My yahoo messenger v.10 keeps on crashing every time a new chat window opens,and/or every time a webcam has been sent or viewed..and also,after i log in to the YM. it happened right after i upgrade my YM to v.10. i tried to uninstall and reinstall it twwice already..i already search yahoo website to get answers on how to solve it.followed the instructions carefully but still doing the same. im using winXP,pro 2002,SP2..

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  • ian colintawt Aug 24, 2010

    hi mace..thanks for ur suggestion but im already upgraded to IE8 though im using firefox..so wat to do now?!
    thanks again..

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To improve the performance of your yahoo messenger, the best suggestion is to upgrade first your windows Internet Explorer. version 8 is highly recommended. This will stable the connection of your yahoo messenger to the internet because Yahoo products like yahoo messenger and yahoo mail all rely its connection from Internet Explorer.

It doesn't matter if you are using other net browsers like mozilla firefox or google chrome. Just upgrade to IE8.0 and you will see the difference.

See this helpful tip, http://www.fixya.com/support/r5025589-easiest_way_solve_yahoo_messenger it might help you.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2010

  • Menandro de Leon
    Menandro de Leon Aug 27, 2010

    Hi!
    Thanks for waiting.
    Can you give me some info again? Are you currently using windows blinds on your system? What brand is your web cam? Are you using a genuine windows xp? Does your system crashes too or just your yahoo messenger? I need your reply on this please..

    You can try some of these to check what causes it to crash.
    1. Normally, yahoo messenger crashes because of driver issues. web cam or sound, but most of the times web cam drivers are the one. Please see the manufacturer's web site and get its latest driver. There are also available drivers fromhttp://windowsupdate.microsoft.com. But be sure you are using a genuine windows X P before having windows update. otherwise you'll not be able to open your system again.
    2. Try to uninstall and reinstall. But this time, when you install yahoo messenger choose a custom install. Try not to add the yahoo toolbar. After that try your Y M again.
    3. If the web cam is causing it, you can editing the registry and assign a command for your web cam driver. This is how its done.
    * Shut down Yahoo! Messenger if it is currently running.
    * From the Windows "Start" menu at the left bottom of your screen, click "Run."
    * From the input area, type reg edit and press "Enter." The registry editor application should open.
    * On the left side, expand the "H KEY_CURRENT_USER" folder (or key), then expand the "Software" folder under it and select "Yahoo."
    * If there is a "Web cam" folder, go to the next step. If there is no "Web cam" under the "Yahoo" folder, go to the "Edit" menu and click "New Key" and type "Web cam."
    * Select the "Web cam" folder.
    * From the "Edit" menu click on "New" then "D WORD Value" and type "UseVFW" without any spaces.
    * Double-click on the entry "UseVFW" and change the entry in Value data to "1." Then click "OK."
    * Exit the Registry Editor application.
    * Restart Yahoo! Messenger and try starting your web cam by clicking "Start My Web cam" from the "Messenger" menu located in the Yahoo! Messenger window

    4. Check update for yahoo messenger. Click on the "Help" tab on your messenger and select "Check for Updates." Wait as Yahoo contacts its server to download any available updates. Relaunch Yahoo Messenger when the updates are installed.
    5. Install the latest edition of "Adobe Flash Player." Launch your web browser and go to Adobe's website to install the player. Finish the install and relaunch Yahoo Messenger

    I still want to hear from you.Thanks.

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Hello,

You can use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the Messenger menu:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
2. Click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then Invite to View My Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Click the Messenger menu and select My Webcam.
  2. Click the Actions menu and select Invite to View My Webcam.

You can also use one of the following methods to start sharing your own webcam from the chat window:

For Messenger 10 and above:

1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu, select More Actions, and then View Webcam.

For older versions of Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Double-click a contact from your Messenger List and a Conversation window will open.
  2. In the Conversation window, click the Actions menu and select View Webcam.

If you still have any issues regarding this, please revert back. If it helped you resolve your query, then please rate my solution.

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Position your webcam where you want it. Most people choose to position it directly on top of the computer monitor, because this area is closest to the face and provides the most intimate view of the subject.
Set up an account with Yahoo!. This is a site that allow webcam users to communicate with one another. To set up an account, click on "Create an Account" on the main screen. You are asked to enter your name, birthdate, a screen name and a password that you will use for the account
Download Yahoo! Messenger by going to the Yahoo! Messenger website and clicking "Download." Click "Save" to save the Messenger program to your computer. Wait for the program to download. Click "Run" to install Messenger on your computer. A Yahoo! Messenger icon will be installed on your computer's desktop. Double-click on the icon, and Yahoo! Messenger loads. Log in to your account by typing in your selected screen name and password and clicking "Submit."
Connect your webcam with Yahoo! Messenger by clicking on the "Create and Update" tab on your Yahoo! Messenger software. Choose "Site tools" and "Webcam." Select "Start Your Webcam." Your webcam is now connected to your Yahoo! Messenger software, and you are ready to communicate with others by using your webcam.
Use your webcam. Select "Webcam Upload" and "Broadcast" on Yahoo! Messenger. A webcam window will appear on your computer screen. To share what you are seeing on your webcam with other Yahoo! Messenger users, click on "Chat" and type in the screen name of the user you wish to communicate with. Click "Submit." A new window will open to chat with the other user. Click on the video icon on your chat window to allow the other user to see your webcam. To continue or stop broadcasting, either keep the Webcam window open or close it to stop broadcasting.

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if you want your friends to view your webcam just chat with them, and in action menu click invite to view my webcam. you can see in your webcam window how many viewers you have and if you are broadcasting.

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Hello,

First, make suer you have the camera drivers installed.

Here's how you can use the camera with Yahoo messenger, for instance:

Head to the Yahoo home page, turn on Yahoo Messenger using the 'Messenger' link and log in using your account name and password. You'll need to create an account if you haven't done so already (see Resources below).

Click the 'Messenger' followed by the 'Start My Webcam' option. This will load your webcam, and is among the ways you can get your webcam to begin broadcasting.

Click on the camera icon that appears in a chat window while you are talking to a friend

Click on a contact from your Contact List, then click 'Invite to View My Webcam.' This opens a new IM window with your webcam active.

Click the 'View Webcam' link while talking to others in IM. This will allow you to see their webcams.

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Use Your Webcam in Yahoo Messenger 1 Head to the Yahoo home page, turn on Yahoo Messenger using the 'Messenger' link and log in using your account name and password. You'll need to create an account if you haven't done so already (see Resources below). 2 Click the 'Messenger' followed by the 'Start My Webcam' option. This will load your webcam, and is among the ways you can get your webcam to begin broadcasting. 3 Click on the camera icon that appears in a chat window while you are talking to a friend. 4 Click on a contact from your Contact List, then click 'Invite to View My Webcam.' This opens a new IM window with your webcam active. 5 Click the 'View Webcam' link while talking to others in IM. This will allow you to see their webcams. 6 Use the 'Super Webcam' mode when you want to send and receive high-quality images and feeds. Broadband makes it possible to see one another in very high resolution, although even with high-end broadband your computer may slow down a bit because of the amount of memory and processing power this requires. 7 Click 'Webcam' followed by the 'Who's Watching Me' button to see which of your friends is receiving your webcam's feed.

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My yahoo messenger v.10 keeps on crashing every time a new chat window opens,and/or every time a webcam has been sent or viewed..and also,after i log in to the YM. thanks..


HI, You can try uninstalling Ym and reinstalling it again. This usually fixes the problem with program. What is you operating system by the way? . You can try to optimize your computer also.
Cheers!!

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For video calling both parties have to have Messenger 10
For webcam chats your contact can have an earlier version than you
To initiate the video chat click the webcam icon
For webcam > Actions > More Actions - Invite to view

First of all you have to set up your webcam
Plug in your webcam and visit this site - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.
Do not proceed if the camera fails to work here, but concentrate on your webcam software / drivers

http://www.testmycam.com/

Having proved your cam is working ,you can configure it to Yahoo Messenger 10.

COMPATIBILITY WITH YAHOO MESSENGER

You MUST use Internet Explorer to visit this page, with your webcam plugged in, to check compatibility and automatically download the latest webcam control. Make sure your webcam broadcasts on this page before moving on

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/messenger/messenger10/webcam/mstacamtest.html

CONFIGURE SOFTWARE
Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start - if you have been using it elsewhere the Yahoo software may have difficulty in locating it. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in, if yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Of all the chat programs, Yahoo is the most painful software to set up but if you follow these instructions you should be ok.

INTERNET CONNECTION
Webcam connected
Open messenger - on top toolbar. Left click ( > ) Messenger > Preferences > Connection - Select 'no proxies' or 'connect direct to the internet' depending on the version of messenger you have
make sure your internet connection and country are correct in the lower two boxes > Apply > OK

TESTING
> Messenger > My webcam - the warning panel will launch, click 'OK' and your webcam will start. You should be rewarded at this stage with your happy smiling face.

SET WEBCAM DEFAULT
With webcam still running > Messenger > Preferences > Webcam Broadcast > Camera Source - set your webcam as default using dropbox. > Camera Settings - adjust settings to suit. > Apply > OK
Take a note of any additional software, if you have multiple choice for Camera Source, you may wish to uninstall any redundant webcam software later to prevent conflicts

AUDIO
Open Video and Voice - run through your default equipment and make a test call - click OK

PERMISSION OPTIONS
> Messenger > Preferences > Webcam - make your default equipment selections and who you will allow to view you > Apply > OK

IN USE
When you are both on line and wish to show your webcam > Actions > 'Invite to view my webcam'.
Messenger 10:- > Actions > More Actions > invite to view my webcam. This will launch an invitation on your contacts screen when they 'Accept' your webcam broadcast will start- There can be considerable time lag ( +1 minute) before they see you, so don't be too impatient ( You can check the status on the bottom left of your webcam panel. You can 'drag and drop' the frame to a convenient location by grabbing the top border.

Your contacts may need to configure their connection the same as INTERNET CONNECTION above (Ignoring webcam connected) if they get a "webcam not connected" message

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Well, it's very easy for you to use a web camera. First you have to decide how do you want to use it.. means you can use it for video chatting through Paltalk, Yahoo messenger, MSN messenger, Skype etc. For video chat you will need to install it in your PC.

To install first connect the web cam with PC. Insert the installation CD in CD/DVD-ROM, run Setup.exe and install it. Once setup is successfully completed you may need to restart the PC.

Now open and sign in your chat client (MSN messenger, Yahoo messenger, Gtalk messenger, AOL etc.) For example: If you want to start share your web cam in Yahoo messenger, just Login with your ID and password....click on Messenger choose option My Webcam.One warning message will appear...click OK....your webcam will start....Now if you want to invite someone to view your webcam, simply click on his/her ID and open IM window....click on Actions, choose More Actions from down of the list....and click on Invite to view my webcam....if he/she accepts your invitation...he/she will able to see you....again if you want to see someone who having Webcam....open the IM window by clicking his/her ID.... follow option Actions > More Actions and click on View webcam....yahoo will send the request to him/her...if he/she accept your request....you will able to see him/her....

For MSN messenger....sign in to your messenger and click on Actions and from list choose option Video and click on Show my webcam to view your webcam to others from your contact list.....or click on Start a video call to start video chat.....

To see others webcam click on View a contact's webcam....if the person accept your webcam....you will able to see his/her webcam....

Same to other chat client too...just little different in options....

I think you can get it easily...

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some times you 1st need an invite to view persons cam.

Try this method;
I discovered that I can view chat room webcams by clicking on the name and selecting Send an Instant Message first, then on the IM box select View Webcam under Actions. (It just doesn't work when I click on their name in the chat room list and select View Webcam from there--unless their webcam says Open Webcam)

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