Yahoo Messenger keeps crashing!

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  1. sgrcts macrumors newbie

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    I've been using yahoo messenger for os 9.2.2 for a while now. Earlier today, it started crashing whenever it'd sign me in. I've unistalled and reinstalled it like 6 times but the same thing keeps happening. I've even tried several versions of yahoo messenger. Help!
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried finding the preferences and deleting them?

    I'm not sure how much information will have to be re-entered, but you could move them so that it creates new preferences before you delete them permanently.
     
  3. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    did you upgrade to the newest version? wouldn't let me even sign on untill i did it this morning....

    but i'm guessing the preferences are the issue... try a search for messanger in sherlock on your system and delete everything associated with it, then try reinstalling

    any conflict would do it...
     
  4. sgrcts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried 2.5.3 and also I've deleted all the relevant files, there was only two yahoo files I could find, yahoo preferences and the program itself.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. I just tried version 2.5.1 and I signed on fine.

    What wasn't fine was that earlier I downloaded the 2.5.3 installer and it locked up. I could not even force quit it successfully.
     
  6. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    hmm... you got me there

    the only other option is flushing/initializing the system... can't see you wanting to do that over just MSN though
     
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    extension conflict?

    i know they're is an "Start at Start Up Extension"

    but i guess that wouldn't be a problem

    sorry man i'm out of ideas
     
  9. sgrcts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oddly enough I'm not the only one having this problem, check my thread on apple.com about it:

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@22.yzImavSZg0j.11@.5999ff11


    do any of you have a yahoo preferences that they know is working and an app thats working as well that they can email me or send me over aim?

    my email is sugarcuts@aol, aim is the same! thanks.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I suppose this isn't a good time to suggest moving to Mac OS X (if possible). <ducks> :D
     

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