Yahoo Messenger crashes in Windows Vista

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I am running Windows Vista on my computer and recently, I have been facing a very serious problem with the Yahoo Messenger. I have been getting the following error message:

Error: "Yahoo Messenger has stopped working. A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly.”

I assume that Yahoo Messenger is crashing on Windows Vista.

Is there any cure available for this? I won't be able to use my messenger without your suggestions.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #93423

Yahoo Messenger crashes in Windows Vista


You have to make sure that all the latest versions of software required to run Yahoo! Messenger is properly installed on your computer. You also have to remove the older version of the software and avoid any duplication. To do this, on your keyboard press the combination of Windows Logo + R. The command button will open and then you have to type in appwiz.cpl and click OK.

It will open the "Programs and Features." From there, you have to select the following runtime components:

Java, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 then click the Uninstall button. After the uninstallation, restart your computer. Upon start up, optimize your computer's compatibility with Yahoo!

Messenger by downloading and installing the following runtime components:

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista, Java Runtime Environment, DirectX Runtime Web Installer, Visual C++ Runtime 2005, Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Internet Explorer 9. After all the installation process, restart your computer and run the Yahoo! Messenger. 

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Answered By 75 points N/A #93424

Yahoo Messenger crashes in Windows Vista


If suppose you are still having same problem with the messenger after trying out the 1st solution, then it could be possible that there is some problem with either the operating system that you have installed or with the messenger setup you have downloaded.

Thus at this moment you should first try to reinstall the yahoo messenger through another setup and if you get the same problem then reinstall the operating system.

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