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login error 81003004 from Yahoo Messenger

whenever I tried to login in the Yahoo Messenger, an error appears 81003004

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as far as wat i did to my YM.

i simply checked the connection preferences and turned

"Connect via a proxy server."

then select

"HTTP proxy"

after that take a look at your internet connection dropdown list..

some mistakes are seen here.. instead of having the "broadband" connection selected the "dial-up" connection was chosen by YM itself..

hope that helps ya ^^

Posted on Jan 07, 2009


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Yahoo Messanger Install Problem

I downloaded Yahoo messenger version 9.0, it kept messing up and it took ages to load. Tried to go back to version 8, but kept getting "Co Create Instance for the My Yahoo DLL failed."

What can I do to fix this messenger problem?

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Whether you are using XP or Vista, go to System Restore, follow the instructions and you will be taken to a point in the past that you either a) didn't have a Messenger hang or b) before installed Messenger and then you can do it again.

It doesn't affect any documents.

I should have remembered this myself but one of the guys on a forum that I am a member of reminded me of this solution.

Go to's cake.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008


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my yahoo messenger won't show any messages on the IM window.

my yahoo messenger won't show any messages on the IM window. I can see what i am typing but not when i've sent it already. I can't also see the messages sent for me. I've already reinstall different versions of yahoo messenger and have followed the instructions to troubleshoot it but it still doesn't work.i been experiencing this problem almost one week already

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Okay, here you go - Try this…:
Go to Start - Run - regsvr32 jscript.dll - OK
and then…
Start - Run - regsvr32 vbscript.dll - OK
It should work.
If you have any problems… Email me or leave me an offline message on [email protected]

Posted on May 30, 2010


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yahoo messenger i got a problem with singing in .. hope u can help me..

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Go open Internet Explorer and go in the File menu and uncheck at the bottom the Work Offline option. Then go to a site using IE. Close IE. Open Yahoo Messenger and log in.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008


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my display picture will not change in messenger box

when trying to change my display picrure it stays the same wont let me change it

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Go to folder
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles\[your Yahoo ID]\My Icons

It's a list of display images saved by YM. Remember the filename of your desired image.

Open your registry (click Start, Run.., type REGEDIT).

Trace the path
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Yahoo/pager/profiles/[your Yahoo ID]/FriendIcons

The value of Path should reflect the filename of the current display image in your YM. Change it to reflect the filename of your desired image.

Close the registry.

Restart YM.
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Posted on May 19, 2009


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can't change my display image in yahoo messenger

can't change my display image in yahoo messenger version 9

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hi! i have the same problem but i already resolved my issue!..
i also cant change my display image in yahoo messanger!..
i tried so many things to solved this issue but doesnt work!..

so i decided to do this steps:

- first you need to log-out Yahoo Messanger
- on the right lower part of the window, right-click yahoo logo then choose Exit

- open My Coputer
- go to C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles
- then look for your Yahoo ID folder
- delete that folder permanently by using Shift + Delete
- then restart your computer

- now open YM then log-in your account
- try to change your display image
- browse the picture you want to display
- then poooffff!!! hehehe...

hope it would help you guyz!..ciao!

- angelreyz
You can email me through [email protected] *^_^*

Posted on Aug 10, 2009


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We can't sign you in to yahoo! Messenger

We can't sign you in to yahoo! Messenger.There might be a problem with your Internet connection. Make sure your computer is connected to the internet. Click Troubleshoot to begin a series of tests to try to diagnose the connection problem.

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1) Yahoo are concentrating their efforts to resolving sign-in issues with Messenger 10. You may have to upgrade to this version if you cannot resolve your problems and make use of the troubleshooting software - even if you want to retro install an older version later.
2) users who opt for a default browser other than IE may be neglecting to keep IE up to date unaware that IE plays a crucial part in the running of Yahoo Messenger. I use Firefox as my default but note the amount of cleaning in IE when I run ccleaner.
3) Start your trouble shooting with a clean browser
Download 'ccleaner' and run it through a couple of times,using the factory settings and the 'Run Cleaner' control until 0 bytes are seen to be cleaned following a scan
Run the 'Registry' from the left hand toolbar but 'Save' any changes after opting to 'repair' errors.
4) It will be worth making IE your default browser while you troubleshoot
5) Download the latest IE from Microsoft
6) Ensure 'work offline' is unchecked :- > Tools - uncheck Work Offline.
7) Update your support software for IE using the links on this page
After updating check you do not have old versions of Flashplayer, Shockwaveplayer and Java running alongside the latest - this can cause conflicts
Start / control panel / programs
delete any old versions
8) If your log-in fails, interrogate the troubleshooting log for 'failed items'
Two Yahoo servers are used for initial log-ins
The log-in server checks your username and password are correct
If this has 'failed' check your IE can access a secure website by signing in here
No luck? check IE settings >Tools > Internet options > Connection tab > LAN > 'Use a proxy server for your LAN' > Advanced - Under 'Proxy address to use' check the info in 'Secure' and 'Port' are correct > OK for each window.
The connection server helps find the right location to synchronise with other servers- if this shows 'failed' change your YM settings to connect via a proxy.This can be done from the menu on the sign in page > Messenger > Preferences > Connection -adjust settings > Apply > OK
If all else fails - try dis-abling your firewall and do a test sign in.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010


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I can't see text in dialogue box of messenger mine or contacts

When I type all of a sudden I can't see what I just typed when I hit send. I can't see my contacts print either. But she can see mine even though I can't

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hey i too had da same prob and i jus downloaded a program called script from microsoft da name is script 5.7 jus download tht and install to solve this problem

Posted on Sep 10, 2009


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Unable to Install Yahoo! Messenger Firewall Issue or What?

I have a problem installing my Yahoo! Messenger.
I uninstalled it because I had a problem logging in. I can log in in my yahoo mail and use my YM there but not in my Yahoo! Messenger. That's why I removed it. Then I tried to install it again. Now its saying :

"Yahoo! Messenger is unable to download files needed for installation. Please check firewall settings and retry installation."

I've already tried to turn off my firewall and install it but I kept on getting the same message. I tried installing it withoutthe internet connection but still the same message.

Please help me. What could be the problem? I was just using YM 2 days ago. This started yesterday. Thank you.

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The problem is with the Yahoo uninstall software which fails to clear the old Messenger folder out and creates conflicts with the incoming new software - Your firewall doesn't know whats happening and hoists a red flag. If you had not started to uninstall I would have recommend you download revo and uninstall with that.
bear this in mind if you manage to install messenger but still have problems
You have to go into your C drive and delete the left behind software
Click ( > ) Start > Computer >> Local disk (C) >> Program files >>Yahoo >> Messenger - if you have Vista the folder should be empty - if you have pre- Vista the only sub-folder remaining should be 'Profile' ( The message Archive file) manually delete everything except 'Profile' by right clicking and deleting. When finished restart your computer and finish the install

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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