Windows Live Messenger "has stopped working" (VISTA)

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by rn, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. rn

    rn Guest

    I've had this notebook for a week now and up until a few days ago WLM 8.1 was
    working fine. Then it started hitting me with "WLM has stopped working"
    messages every single time I sign in, and it crashes. every single time
    without fail. tried uninstalling and reinstalling several different
    versions, as well as the latest one, to no avail.

    WHEN WILL WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER "HAS STOPPED
    WORKING" WITH WINDOWS VISTA???
     
    rn, Oct 5, 2007
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  2. rn

    rn Guest

    hi shane

    well apparently it's a widespread issue, if you do a few quick google
    searches and read people's experiences on several different discussion
    forums, etc.

    certainly tried all you mentioned (first thing) and a bunch more. i'm
    currently taking it up with WLM tech support, but as of yesterday the problem
    seems to have manifested itself with other programs also, like IE, Adobe
    Reader, even Windows Help and Support, Data Execution Prevention, etc..

    it did begin with WLM though, and that's where the bulk of the problem seems
    to lie.

    rn
     
    rn, Oct 6, 2007
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  3. I suddenly developed the exact same problem today after Windows Live Messenger had worked fine on my new Toshiba laptop since it bought it a couple months ago. I discovered by accident that if I left click on the WLM icon or shortcut and choose "Run as administrator" it opens and runs fine. Don't ask me why since I'm already logged into Vista Premium as administrator, but it works now every time.
     
    Edward Wiegand, Aug 4, 2008
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  4. I suddenly developed the exact same problem today after Windows Live Messenger had worked fine on my new Toshiba laptop since it bought it a couple months ago. I discovered by accident that if I left click on the WLM icon or shortcut and choose "Run as administrator" it opens and runs fine. Don't ask me why since I'm already logged into Vista Premium as administrator, but it works now every time.
     
    Edward Wiegand, Aug 4, 2008
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  5. rn

    locoeng Guest

    My WLM starts with windows so I don't have to right click for anything
    other than changing my status. :)

    EDIT: You do mean right click and choose "run as administrator" from
    the context menu correct?


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    locoeng

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    locoeng, Aug 4, 2008
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  6. rn

    locoeng Guest

    No need to multipost...see here
    http://www.vistax64.com/live-messenger/171953-windows-live-messenger-vista.htm

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    locoen

    Vista Ultimate 32/64 bit dual boot
    Gigabyte EP35 DS3R
    XFX GeForce 8600GT
    Corsair 520HX
    G.Skill DDR II 800 X2 gigs
    Seagate 120GB (IDE) X2
    WD 750 (SATA)
    Samsung SH203B SBO3 patched codeking
    Pioneer 215L patched MCSE
    NEC/Optiarc 7200S 1.06bt Liggy&Dee
    Lite-On 20A1L BL06 -FB FBL EOS EOHT 6-
     
    locoeng, Aug 4, 2008
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