Help please !! Msn messenger / windows vista

@ricknkae (1726)
United States
February 24, 2007 11:33pm CST
Ok I recently bought a new laptop with Windows Vista on it - I kinda like it - BUT, when I try to run MSN Messenger on it, here is what it says : "MESSENGER HAS STOPPED WORKING - A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available" Does anyone have an idea about how I could make msn work ?? I would appreciate any advice Thank you in advance - R
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I would try uninstalling Msn Messenger and reinstalling it to see if that helps make it work. It sounds like there is some kind of confict between Vista and the program or a file may be missing. I would do that first. If that does not work, you can try installing trillian as it includes msn messenger in it as well as aol and yahoo for chatting online. Here is the link to download trillian so you can chat online through Msn that way. http://www.download.com/Trillian/3000-2150-10047473.html
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Thank you for your link ... it seems like a great solution for me ... I just hope it won't conflict with Vista either because I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times and nothing I am trying your solution right now ...
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I have no idea. I am holding off purchaing my new computer till the bugs are worked out of the new VISTA. Try going to the Q&A at the MSN Messenger. They usually have the problems listed with answers there. Good luck
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
25 Feb 07
yeah been there but didn't find what I wanted ... thanks anyway for answering, maybe I didn't look where I should have
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@Biodrome (89)
• India
25 Feb 07
ya.......dat will definitely work.......btw, MSN Messenger is crap.....MSN Live is a ton better........try dat........
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I have actually tried to uninstal it and then reinstall it back ... I have currently MSN live ... but it's not working either it seems there should be something I could do with windows Vista - I have the premium version by the way - but I don't know what I thank you all nyway for trying to help ... hope somene will figure it out ...lol
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@Biodrome (89)
• India
25 Feb 07
same kinda problem faced by me too..........juzz uninstall MSN Messenger n reinstall it again.......worked for me....... that problem cam when I wuz using Home Premium........ Ultimate hasn't shown any problems yet.....apart frm sucking up resources.........:D
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I have tried that as well ... I got vista premium ... maybe ultimate is better bt thre is no way I'm gonna buy it though ... I m broke now LOL Thank you though
@deepu17 (222)
• India
25 Feb 07
I think you have to use MSN Live which is same as MSN messenger. It is new software provided by Microsoft.
• Indonesia
25 Feb 07
hai rick, try go to control panel and go to add remove program and go to window component. uninstal the msn messenger then install it again. hope this help you.
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@0888ip (270)
• Romania
14 Apr 07
Woow WIndows Vista.. what a hot subject i can say. I have talked a lot in my area with many of my friends and all of them had only positive thoughts about it. I can say that i was blow off by this new windows system. Some things certainly lack to it but this new look which Microsoft has incorporated in it certainly do the money you would give for it. I have waited this new system for 2 weeks and here i am using it. It was pretty hard for me to buy it because in my area it can't be found. So i had to ask a friend from another part of my country to order me. I am so happy using it and all i have are only words of gratitdue. I post here a short description about VISTA. Windows Vista contains hundreds of new features; some of the most significant include an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and visual style dubbed Windows Aero, improved searching features, new multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD Maker, and completely redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems. Vista also aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network using peer-to-peer technology, making it easier to share files and digital media between computers and devices. For developers, Vista includes version 3.0 of the .NET Framework out of the box. The .Net Framework makes it significantly easier for developers to write high-quality applications than with the traditional Windows API. Yous should wait for a version of messenger which supports Vista i think
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Yes I have received a patch to get rid of the problem So it so working now Thank you for your input
@Biodrome (89)
• India
26 Feb 07
Well........so I guessed rite......u r using Home Premium...... btw, if u need Ultimate juzz mail me @ biodrome@gmail.com.......I will send u......
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
26 Feb 07
thank you but what is ultimate juzz ?
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
25 Feb 07
Sorry I can't help, but would've expected many problems so early.
@sedel1027 (17870)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Do you have the newest version of messenger? You may want to uninstall and reinstall the program.