why my yahoo messenger doesn't work?

i want to sign in,in my yahoo messenger but there's always shown try again it doesn't work.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    If you use Internet Explorer 8 as your browser, Messenger 10 will only work if you have installed Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash and Java. Messenger 9 or 8 work without these.

    If loading these programs doesn't solve the problem, yo will have to delete Yahoo! Messenger (notice the exclamation point in the program's name!) from the Control Panel > Add/Remove programs.

    Stick with Messenger 9 if Messenger 10 doesn't work properly, especially for XP or 7. Download and SAVE the program directly from the File Hippo web site - it seems more successful than an update or install from Yahoo's site, or even choosing to install by Run. I suggest saving it to your Desktop so it doesn't get 'lost'. Install it only AFTER completely cleaning the registry of remnants. Download the most recent version of any Yahoo Instant Messenger (highest number, top of its list)

    XP leaves many registry remnants after an un-install, so be sure to clean the registry first. The new version will NOT install completely until they are cleaned out. It requires deleting all Yahoo Messenger references from the registry, except your archived messages and profile and contacts lists, perhaps. CCleaner (formerly called Crap Cleaner) has a good reputation, and is good for deleting all those temporary files, cookies, past history and other files that bog down a computer. Be sure to 'save changes to the registry' in case of errors.

    With Win Vista or Win 7, the delete should work well, but check by using 'Search for files...' in Programs . Search ..., and delete any references to 'Yahoo! Messenger' that you find. Also, go to My Computer > Local Disk > Programs and delete any Messenger files there.

    Source(s): http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/ (ALL versions) http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ (for Messenger 10, on IE 8) http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp (for Messenger 10, on IE 8) http://www.ccleaner.com (3.2 MB) -registry cleaner, and handy for temp file and crap deletion too
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  • 5 years ago

    I try to go to preferences on yahoo IM messenger and it wont do anything also I can't set up my cam or voice.

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