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Windows Live Messenger crashes

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Merlin5, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. Merlin5

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    Every now and then my messenger chat window goes white, with the spinning circle, and it says 'windows live messenger not responding'. So I have to close down messenger and reopen it. I think its only for messenger and not other stuff on my pc, but not positive. Is there a fix for it, is it a common issue? I'm not in compatibility mode, do I need to be? Mine is Messenger build 14.8089.726
     
  2. Bouton Aide

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    I don't use msn much now myself because I think it is too bloated. I use something called Pidgin Messanger.

    I am sorry I can't help much on the MSN issue. If you have re-installed it then there is something else causing the crash and without looking at logs then there is no real help available.
     
  3. Randomface74

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    Live Messenger has been crashing on my home and my work machines most days for about a month.
     
  4. asim18

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    It's definitely not Microsoft's fault. I've been using Windows/MSN/Live messenger for over 8 years and it's only crashed a couple of times.

    Have you tried reinstalling it?
    Have you got any addons running, A-patch or messenger-plus?
     
  5. Merlin5

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    Just basic windows live messenger, plus I added some of my own custom smilies.
    Yeah it's never crashed for me before either. Thing is, I can't find an exe to reinstall it? There's nothing about windows live messenger in control panel/programs and features. Only the msnmsgr.exe in the windows live folder which opens MSN.

    Just now though, I did a repair with wlarp.exe:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe

    That went through all the main live programs, including messenger, so maybe that will have helped, I'll have to see.
     
  6. Randomface74

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    I was running a-patch. But obvo I've thought of this and am now running clean installs on both machines - still crashes.