Windows Messenger problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Clean_Rich, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Clean_Rich

    Clean_Rich Guest

    A friend has an XP computer, cable Internet, on a router. When I try to send a file to him over Messenger, the moment he clicks 'accept', his messenger just disappears off the desktop and the systray. If he tries to re-open messenger, it fails to do so until he reboots. All other computers on the router work fine, Windows Messenger can send and receive files no problem. This problem has been going on for awhile now. I did a repair install of XP on his computer for an unrelated problem. It fix the unrelated problem but the Windows Messenger problem remains. I checked his version of Windows Messenger and it was 4.7, so I upgraded it to 5.0. It's doing the same thing. I think he installed the latest version of MSN Messenger since then and is having the same problem with that as well. I'm pretty baffled. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Why not remove windows messenger and use MSN Messenger. I dont likw Windows Messenger.
  3. Clean_Rich

    Clean_Rich Guest

    Please read the whole post carefully, then respond. ;)
  4. arson_nick

    arson_nick OSNN Addict

    I had a similar problem, every time I tried to connect with video it would close on me. I can't be that helpful because I don't remember what I did to fix it, but just double check that the download directory exists first. And just for fun, run the audio tuning wizard.
  5. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

    Something tells me no one has any idea. There are lots of messenger alternatives around anyway.