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    Trying to start 2 windows Messenger clients at the same time I downloaded an new on and installed it.

    That didn't really help matters.

    Now ever time I turn my computer off I get an error message.

    msmsg.exe not responding.

    and I have to end the task in-order to turn my computer off.

    I have tried un-installing it. But I can only find messenger add-ins from my control panel.


    What do I do to correct these Messenger problems and have it just go back to the state it was a week or so ago (prior to me downloading another version of it)

    With out using system restore.

    Thanks

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    Try this:

    Right click "My Computer" -> Manage -> Services & Aplications -> Services
    In the right panel look for "Messenger", then right click on it & then "Properties"

    In the new Windows set "Startup type: Disabled"

    Click "Apply" and then "OK".Now restart your PC.


    That should work B)


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    that'll disable it, not really what he's asking for

    open up messenger and select properties, i think (or maybe its tools>options)

    find the options for starting up when windows starts and disable it

    find the option for allowing to run in the background and disable it

    now it'll only run when you start it, not when you start windows,

    and it wont continue to run after you close it

    B)
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    I believe he's talking about MSN Messenger (msmsg.exe).

    They just released a new version, still 6.1, just a different build. If you're having problems go to Control Panel and Add/Remove Programs. Locate MSN Messenger and click on 'Click here for support information'. You'll notice a repair button. Click it, and when completed reboot PC.

    If problems still exist, uninstall it, remove directory's in your hard drive, run a registry cleaner and/or remove manually.

    Reboot.

    Visit MSN Messenger's website and download and save the new version.

    Install.

    Reboot.

    Should work fine after that.

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    Originally posted by Dark Ride@14 January 2004 - 12:07
    Try this:

    Right click "My Computer" -> Manage -> Services & Aplications -> Services
    In the right panel look for "Messenger", then right click on it & then "Properties"

    In the new Windows set "Startup type: Disabled"

    Click "Apply" and then "OK".Now restart your PC.


    That should work  B)
    Wrong messenger buddy. He/She is talking about msn messenger not the messenger pop up service.


    Disable/Remove Windows Messenger
    Copyright 2002 - Doug Knox

    http://dougknox.com/xp/utils/MessengerDisable.zip

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    Originally posted by Samurai@14 January 2004 - 12:52
    I believe he's talking about MSN Messenger (msmsg.exe).
    "msmsgs.exe" = Windows Messenger v5.0
    "msnmsgr" = MSN Messenger v6.1

    you probably have both of these installed at the same time (likely windows messenger v4.7 and msn messenger v6.1, since you dont have an option to uninstall windows messenger). there are two ways you can try to fix it (these helpful hints are not guaranteed to work )......

    1. download both of the files from the links above (these are the newest versions of both) and install them. im running the latest windows messenger v5.0 and msn messenger v6.1 at the same time and have no problems.

    2. disable windows messenger (use the link that shn posted for the tool to do this) and use only msn messenger.

    and visit mess.be for all of your messenger customization needs.

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    I thought he/she was talking about Windows Messenger

    Never mind ... I'm out


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    tools for doin this kinda stuff is cool and all,
    but why not learn your way around your os/pc by a manual disable?
    at least to start with, then if ya want to be lazy, d/l the tools to do it
    that way you can get an idea of whats being changed
    if you ever want to undo it (that is if your tools dont have an undo feature)

    and he may be talkin about msn mess., but said windows mess.
    and the msmsgs is the windows mess. process

    B)
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    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    Originally posted by Dark Ride@14 January 2004 - 13:50
    I thought he/she was talking about Windows Messenger 

    Never mind ... I'm out 
    he/she was talking about windows messenger (the instant messaging app). you're confusing it with the messenger service which is used to send administrative alerts to other computers on a network.

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    Originally posted by FKDUP74@14 January 2004 - 14:02
    tools for doin this kinda stuff is cool and all,
    but why not learn your way around your os/pc by a manual disable?
    at least to start with, then if ya want to be lazy, d/l the tools to do it
    that way you can get an idea of whats being changed
    if you ever want to undo it (that is if your tools dont have an undo feature)

    and he may be talkin about msn mess., but said windows mess.
    and the msmsgs is the windows mess. process

    B)
    the manual way.......

    To Disable:
    Make a .reg file with the following.....
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client]
    "PreventAutoRun"=dword:00000001
    "PreventRun"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express]
    "Hide Messenger"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client]
    "PreventAutoRun"=dword:00000001
    "PreventRun"=dword:00000001
    To Remove:
    Start>Run and enter the following.....
    Code:
    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

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