Can someone decipher this Yahoo Messenger error message?

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  1. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    All--

    In the last couple of hours, Yahoo Messenger has developed a most annoying habit of blinking out. Here is the error message from the most recent:

    Command: Yahoo! Messenger
    Path: /Applications/Yahoo! Messenger
    Parent: WindowServer [58]

    Version: 2.5.3 (Build 1062) (2.5.3, Copyright © 1994-2003, Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.)

    PID: 231
    Thread: 7

    Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0001) at 0x0118b003

    Is it possible that someone is trying to bump me off of Messenger? (Long story, but it could be...)

    I've submitted error reports to Apple on all of them.

    TIA,

    Bob
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    I had problems today with Yahoo as well, and it's the first time I've used it, so I can't comment on if this is new or not. Where did you see the error report you quoted? Is is in a log file somewhere? If so, I could see if mine says the same thing.

    I experienced drop-outs in both text and video chatting, with serious slowdowns in normal use.
     
  3. Naimfan thread starter macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    The error reports I've seen are directed to Apple--I think OSX pops it up automatically when an application crashes. The info I posted came from there--and there is a lot more of it. My uneducated guess from seeing it is that something is corrupted--but I've uninstalled and reinstalled Yahoo.

    Best,

    Bob
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Here's what I get when I try to start a text IM

    Date/Time: 2006-04-09 23:07:39.390 +0200
    OS Version: 10.4.6 (Build 8I127)
    Report Version: 4

    Command: Yahoo! Messenger
    Path: /Applications/Yahoo! Messenger
    Parent: WindowServer [92]

    Version: 2.5.3 (Build 1062) (2.5.3, Copyright © 1994-2003, Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.)

    PID: 8186
    Thread: 8

    Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0001) at 0x01766009



    I'll give re-installation a try as well. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Update: It seems that a reinstall, along with deleting all pref and .plist files, seems to work for now.
     
  5. Naimfan thread starter macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    Yep--that did it. Deleting the .plist and prefs worked--I hadn't done that before.

    Seems OK now!

    Bob
     

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