Windows Live Messenger has stopped working.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Anthraxx, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Anthraxx

    Anthraxx Guest

    I keep getting the above error in Vista Home Premium. It also says "A problem
    has caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the
    program and notify you if a solution is availible."

    The only other programs I have installed are iTunes, Firefox and Rocket Dock.

    Initialy the error said I was missing msvcr71.dll, so I had a friend email
    it to me, then I put it in System32. He is also running Home Premium.
    Anthraxx, Feb 2, 2007
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  2. I'm getting the 'stopped working' message for Internet Explorer as well as
    for Live Messenger. It could be that the two apps use some code in common
    so if one won't work both won't work.

    I have a workaround for Explorer. Mozilla Firefox works fine. The event log
    data is not helpful. I'm not even sure the failure information is getting to
    Eyespy1 Carland, Feb 2, 2007
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    Anthraxx Guest

    Today I got the same error from Windows Calendar.
    Anthraxx, Feb 3, 2007
  4. Anthraxx

    Anthraxx Guest

    Today I got the same error in Windows Calendar.
    Anthraxx, Feb 3, 2007
  5. You can avoid the messenger problem a few ways:
    You can right click on the icon, and click "run as administrator," or,
    right click on the icon, and there should be a "run as administrator"
    checkbox somewhere. Worked for me.

    Iatola Axeworthy, Mar 31, 2007
  6. GRRR, new vista PC......

    A not-responding message in the first hour?

    Well, atleast i have messenger working now, thanks for the 'run as
    administrator' fix


    lilblondedude, Apr 2, 2007
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    swaine77 Guest

    All Acer users, please look at this website for a patch for the MSN
    Messenger problem. See the following info…

    Related Products
    MSN Live Messenger v8.1 has a problem starting in Windows Vista
    File Size: 37872.584 KB

    This article applies to Windows Vista systems ONLY.
    swaine77, Nov 24, 2007
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    libbie Guest

    WLM has been working fine for the wk or so i have had my HP laptop
    although now it is consistently coming up with the "windows liv
    messenger is not working" error message, followed by "windows needs t
    close the program and will notify you of a solution"
    However, it will log me in and then log me straight out with this erro
    i have been through multiple forums to find solutions, and so fa
    NOTHING has worked. One solution given was reported to have worked fo
    everyone, not for me! I have uninstalled and reinstalled WLM man
    times, and its still not working. I am becoming increasingly frustrate
    with it. I logged in using a different email address and it worked for
    total of 5 minutes before displaying the same error.
    If anyone has any solutions it'll be very helpful!
    libbie, Jun 13, 2008
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    sheriffdude Guest

    ok here ya if you have norton then that is your problem well it was min
    run as adinminastrator and go to norton and shut of instant messenge
    and mine has been on over a hour now with web cam and all ok so give i
    a go and i hope this help u ...need any more help ask at sherifdud
    just google me to find me sheriffdud
    sheriffdude, Jul 11, 2008
  10. Smooth move "sheriffdude":

    The person you replied to posted the problem on FEBRUARY 2 OF LAST
    John Amendall, Jul 11, 2008
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    sheriffdude Guest

    ok still not working ..but i have now turned of sharing folders as i
    have a lot
    of them with a lot of stuff in them so ...time will tell will update
    you all soon
    to let you no
    sheriffdude, Jul 13, 2008
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    sheriffdude Guest

    dident fix it so not so smooth ...but have now turned off shared folders
    and all working so far been on all day not 1 crash ...i think as i have
    alot of stuff in my folders it is tryinf to sinc files all the time may be there is a limit to how much stuff u can have removed all
    my stuff and turned it off fingers crossed but so so good
    sheriffdude, Jul 13, 2008
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    Dave-UK Guest

    While you are waiting for that to happen, get a dictionary and look up
    the meanings of "of " and "off " , also " no " and " know ".
    Dave-UK, Jul 15, 2008
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    sheriffdude Guest

    well dave i don't think that matters do you as we all USE short text
    into days life and what really matters here is that turning OFF th
    shared folders works
    so unless you have had a great brain wave on fixing some 1 ns proble
    may be you should keep your derogatory remarks to your self dave
    stop wasting my time with such dribble as to what/ of /and NO meanS wh
    cares .......and whats more why dont you f off or is that f of ya get m

    know ..or no what i mean ..WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT IF I FIX TE PROBLE
    sheriffdude, Jul 15, 2008
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    dalton Guest


    My windows live (msn) has been working fine ever since I had my
    computer 2 months ago. For the first time I have tried to do a video
    call on my msn and I get the message "Windows Live Messenger has stopped
    working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows
    will close the program and notify you if a solutio is avaliable."

    I have no idea of how to fix it...I have scanned norton...but nothing
    has changed..I have also deleted msn and re-installed it...

    If anyone has any idea of what to do PLEASE HELP!!
    dalton, Aug 26, 2008
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    stravic Guest

    i dont normally post anything on forums, but ive been getting this
    "windows live messenger has stopped working" error for a while now and
    finally got it resolved.

    All i did was uninstall all the toolbars from my 'programs and
    features' in control panel. Im pretty sure the toolbar which was
    conflicting was the Kewee toolbar but just to be safe i removed them
    all. Give it a try and let me know if it helped.

    stravic, Apr 8, 2009
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    sheriffdude Guest

    thanks but fixed this problem was if you have to much stuff in ur
    sharing folder it would crash ...i turned them off an d all fine ...or
    you can just not have like over 1 gig in it lol like i did ..but thanks
    sheriffdude, Apr 8, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Try news://
    Rick Rogers, Aug 29, 2009
  19. It'd be nice to know what the error message that comes up says! Then we can
    figure out your problem and provide you with help. :|
    Patrick Palczewski, Dec 11, 2009
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    Michael Guest

    I think after THREE YEARS the OP found an answer!
    Illiterate techaerna moron!
    Michael, May 15, 2010
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