MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hndlthis, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    MSN Messenger keeps telling me that I need to close stuff whenever I am trying to get rid of the icon down in the tray over by my clock...

    I attached the message I get to this post...

    I have nothing open when I am trying to do this... Why is it telling me this?
     

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  2. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    What type of icon are getting rid of?
     
  3. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    The one in the notification area...
     
  4. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    Try closing all the applications and then restarting your computer.
    I think this will do :)
     
  5. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    I did... I've tried everything to my knowledge. :( I tried closing all of my programs, checking task manager to see if i had anything open I didn't know about, restarting... I don't know what else to do...
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Thats crap, I had the same prob. I had nothing open that needed msn. So I just endtask msnmsgr.exe and that fixes the prob.
     
  7. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    I dont know if this will work. Try uninstalling MSN Messenger and then re-install it.
    After this, restart your PC.
     
  8. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    I didn't even want it on my computer lol... I don't know why I put it back on. I got rid of it last year because it was doing stupid stuff like this before. I think I'll just get rid of it...

    I will do the task manager thing...

    Thanks for your help ~bk and Admiral Michael!
     
  9. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    No problem hndlthis :)
     
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    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

  11. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    if your runnings norton anti virus, the msn messenger plugin will stop it closing, its in the anti virus options.
     
  12. SuDs

    SuDs OSNN Junior Addict

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    yup, blame norton a-v, happens to me to...only on MSN 5 though, not 6.
     
  13. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    Thanks GoNz0, I didn't know that. I just did that, I'll see if it works.
     
  14. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Yes, tell us asap ;)
     
  15. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    Nope... the task manager thing didn't work :(
     
  16. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    do you have outlook or hotmail open?
     
  17. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    Also in task manager can you tell me what process are running under your name? or atach a screenshot like so:
     

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  18. Daeron Tinúviel

    Daeron Tinúviel OSNN Senior Addict

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    check if the MSN option in outlook is check......then also if were lookin at your hotmail emails and didnt log-off of the account, MSN will not close until you log off
     
  19. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    exactly what i was getting at :);)
     
  20. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    click on start ...then run...paste this into the open box..

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

    and.. its gone. unless you need it of course.