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Q: Solved: Windows Live Messenger-TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!

This is driving me crazy. My HP has Windows 7 and everytime it connects to the internet (wireless connection) Windows Live Messenger opens down in the left hand corner taskbar near the start menu. I close it, and fifteen minutes later it will open again.
I opened the options and unchecked the boxes pretaining to 'Run Windows Live Messenger when windows starts' but it still repeatedly opens. I use hotmail, but i really have no use for Messenger. The program is not listed under add/remove programs. Someone please help me turn this thing off.

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A: Solved: Windows Live Messenger-TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!

It should be listed in Programs & Features under Windows Live Messenger or Windows Live Essentials. If you still can't find it listed then go to get.live.com and re-download the installer, reinstall it, then uninstall it.

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Windows Live Messenger screen loads on start-up then intrusively nags me to log-in every few minutes. I do not have an account, do not intend to ever use this feature and would like to turn it off or completely disable it altogether.

In XP Pro, disabling Windows Live Messenger was a snap - Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Component Services toggle switch - done. Windows 7 Ultimate / Google search returns are zip for "turn-off Windows Live Messenger" (or variations thereof).

Flummoxed in South Carolina Help, please.

A:How do I turn-off Windows Live Messenger?

You can uninstall it in Programs and Features if you don't use it, or any other Windows Live programs. Under Windows Live essentials.

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Hi,

I upgraded to the latest Windows Live Messenger earlier today and while the program itself works very well, it has caused an annoyance for me. The problem is that it has enabled Cleartype (thick text that supposedly makes the letters more legible, but gives me headaches) in parts of the OS, including the title bars, inside of applications and the clock. I don't like this and I can't seem to get rid of it. I tried enabling and disabling it in the display properties but that didn't help at all.

Can someone please tell me how to disable it?


Thanks.

A:Windows Live Messenger enabled Cleartype - Can't turn it off!

did you find out how? i also want to disable cleartype... it gives me headaches

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hi
ive been haveing problems with msn messenger 9.0 for a week then i decided to unistall it and go back to the older version 8.5. when i tryed that it was a diffrent error code that said something about msn not unistalling properly so i uninsalled that and cleaned up my registry.... its been one week and i want msn back when i try and intall any version it says its already intalled but when i look on control panel or the programs i have for unistalling its not there, also when i look on the program files for windows live, messenger isent there neither is any of the other programs linked to windows live. i really dont know wats going on ive tryed everything even system restore witch i dont know how to work and even that failed. if anyone would be able to help me i would really apreciate it thank you.

A:[SOLVED] msn messenger problems plz help got no were else to turn

ok here is how to use system restore go to start all programs accessories system tools system restore and chose a date before you made the changes. you will see 2 options one being the recommended and the second to choose a different restore point, this is the one you want so click on the little circle to highlight it, then click next. on the new page go back to a date before you made the changes click on it to highlight it then click next. you may need to redo some updates after restore is finished.hope this helps

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Hi

I am fed up of Messenger popping up when I go online. My daughter uses Messenger sometimes BUT her friends see me when I log on to the internet and I get the usually teenager speak of 'Wats uo' and ' c u l8r' and other mumbo jumb arriving on my screen.

So... can I turn Messenger off altogether...?? I dont want to 'Remove' permanenty (don't want the hassle if I have to reload!!) but could do with 'turnimg off' or ' disconnecting ' etc??

Thanks

Sikky
 

A:Can I Turn Off Windows Messenger??

you can remove the MSN/WL Messenger from the start up routine.

download, unzip and run AUTORUNS, click the LOGON tab and clear the box Windows Live Messenger

the next time you start the computer, the messenger will not start automatically, it needs to be started manually.

edit: or just right click on the tray icon and EXIT
 

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Everytime I start up my computer, that runs and pops up. How do you turn it off? I never use it.........

A:Turn off Windows Messenger on Startup?

I dont use messenger, but I bet if you go to search and type in msconfig>startup>untick the box.

If not there, try services in msconfig

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I set up Windows live as my default email program. I have now decided to go back to just Yahoo via IE8. Now when I try to open an attachment my computer tries to open windows live and I can't view attachments. I guess need to deselect Windows Live as my default internet program? How do I go back so that my Yahoo email works like it did before I tried Windows Live?

A:Turn off Windows Live?

if you go to programs and features, and go to windows programs and disable windows live, that should take care of the problem.

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We bought my grandfather his first computer and he's not much of a typist yet. We've almost taught him how to send an email, using WLM, but the spell checker pops up when he tries to send a message. Is there a way to disable this? Thanks.

A:Turn off spell check in Windows Live Mail ?

Originally Posted by kcsrnd


We bought my grandfather his first computer and he's not much of a typist yet. We've almost taught him how to send an email, using WLM, but the spell checker pops up when he tries to send a message. Is there a way to disable this? Thanks.



Ugh. Is it an option? I have Logmein installed but I can never catch him when he has it on. He's deaf so it doesn't help to call him tell him to turn it on. I live a few hundred miles away from him. His neighbor was helping him, saw spell checker was a problem, then emailed me asking me to turn it off.

I'm running Ubuntu so I can't test it easily. Is there an easy option to shut it off?

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I don't recall turning on the Vacation Notice in Windows Live Mail but, nevertheless, it's on. Senders receive an e-mail from my Live account with the subject "Vacation reply" and no text, just my given name.

Where is the control used to turn it off? I can't locate it.

A:Windows Live Mail - I Can't Locate Vacation Notice to Turn it Off

It's possible that the message is from your ISP rather then WLM. In WLM you need to create a message rule, and leave your PC on, with WLM open all the time for it to work. Who is your ISP? That may help us figure this out. A Guy

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Wife updated Norton twice and had two Norton Firewalls and Windows Firewalls running together. Paid twice for the 2 updates. Removed Norton Completely and then re-installed Norton 360 Security Version 5, but am still unable to turn off Windows Firewall under Windows XP Pro and also cannot turn on Automatic updates, getting message "we're Sorry, the Security Center could NOT change your Automatic Windows Update setting. To try changing these settings, go to SYSTEM in Control Panel. On the Automatic Updates Tab, select AUTOMATIC (recommended) and then click OK. None of this works, then tried using an app to reset Security Settings and that didn't work either. Any suggestions on what I try next. I would like to reinstall Norton 360 Internet Security Version 5, I know there are those out there that hate Norton and the overhead that comes with it, but over the years I've gotten used to it and I like it very much. Thank you, PhotoRay

A:In XP Pro can't turn off Windows Firewall or Turn on Automatic Updates

How did you remove Norton in the first place?

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Hi all ...

I was talking to my friend in messenger when suddenly msn stops changing smile-symbol to the symbol-smile!

like : ) --->

erm
 

A:Solved: windows Live messenger | msn messenger 8.0 not showing smilies !!!! :@

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I want to discontinue use of McAfee (which came with the initial install) of my Windows 10 computer, and turn on Windows Defender.   I don't know where to start.

A:turn off mcafee and turn on defender in windows 10

Open the start menu. Select  "Control Panel". Select "Programs and Features". Find and select the McAfee program in the list then click "uninstall" at the top of the list. When it has finished uninstalling Windows Defender will activate itself.Go back to Control Panel again and select  "Security and Maintenance" . In the security drop down list it should say Windows Defender is turned on.

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If I unset "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" on the Power Management tab of my USB Root Hub properties, then when I attempt to restart my computer from the Start Menu, Windows shuts down but the computer itself keeps running,
i.e. the power light stays lit and the fan continues to run. In order to actually shutdown, I have to press the power button for a few seconds. Upon reboot, there is no indication of a failed shutdown from Windows. However, I am able to shutdown from the Start
Menu without problem.
Is this really the intent of not allowing the computer to turn off a device connected to a USB port, i.e. you can shutdown but you can't restart? Seems a bit arbitrary to me.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
Acer Aspire 5560
AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.50 GHz
8.00 GB
All device drivers and the BIOS are up-to-date.

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How to turn windows firewall off? I can't click the Turn Windows Firewall On or Off

A:How to turn windows firewall off? I can't click the Turn Windows Firew

This may have been disabled on your computer, particularly if you are in a Domain (e.g.: at work, in a library, etc).

However assuming that you have Administrator rights to your computer you should be able to turn it on and off by going to Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Turn Windows Firewall on or off.

If you cannot turn the Firewall off through the above approach try the following Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services

Looks for the 'Windows Firewall' Service, double click it, then click on 'Stop'.

From within the Service properties you can also stop the Firewall from starting with Windows, etc.

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Is there a way that I can completely turn of the messenger service so that it will not just start again once I restart the computer? I am sick of those little net send advertisements.
 

A:turn of messenger service

Yes there is, but that's not the real problem. The fact that those ads can get through is a wake-up call that your firewall is not doing it's job! You're treating the symptom, not the desease. Messenger service has valid uses, and turning it off is just ignoring the issues with your security.

If you insist on turning Messenger off after this, just go into Admin Tools, Services, and under the properties of Messenger, set it to disabled.

Personally, I'd fix my firewall, rather than disable a standard Windows facility. What other things that aren't popping up are you ignoring?
 

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Hey everyone, just wanted to know how to turn off live folders. I can do it in folder options by checking "always show icons, never thumbnails" but it also changes for files too. Isnt there a way to do just folders only?

A:How to turn off live folders only.

Nevermind I found it lol

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I am booting a Linux fatdog64 live cd from the optical drive without any problems.
However, the Linux desktop icons show my NTFS partitions (system reserved and c: system partition) and will mount them without difficulties.
I am looking for ways to turn off the hard disk without physically disconnecting from the mobo.
Is there a way to accomplish this via BIOS setup? Disable chipset SATA controller ?
Setting the hard disk in CMOS to NONE will not show the disk, but Linux still picks up the the partitions. Any ideas?

A:booting from live cd, turn off system hdd

If the disk drive is on SATA , you'll kill it off as well if you disable SATA controllers. If I'm not mistaken though, fatdog is Linux Puppy at the core, so you can install it on a usb thumbdrive after you booted the livecd (it has its own installer). Afterwards you can simply disable SATA and use the USB pendrive to boot.

I did make a switch with molex connectors, that would cut the power to the device if I wanted to. It's pretty easy to to if you know how to solder and have a dual (male-female) molex power connector. If you have only sata power connectors coming from the PSU... it's more complex.

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I can't seem to turn on live tile for my weather app. When I right click on it, there is no option at the bottom of the screen to turn it on.

Compared to the photos app, it is currently running live tile by default, and when I right click on it, I can toggle live tile on and off.

Is there something special I need to do with the weather app to activate live tile?

A:Cannot turn on live tile for weather app

Hello Pauleduc,

Double check to make sure that the Windows Time service is enabled, and that your system time is set accurately and synced.

You could also do this by opening an elevated command prompt, then typing the commands below and press Enter after each one.
net start w32time

w32tm /resync

Afterwards, see if you have the "Turn live tile on/off" option.

Apps - Turn Live Tiles On or Off in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Help me!
Someone has hacked my account and changed my password! I was on it this morning and someone has changed it, along with all security passwords etc! I have tried using a MSN Password Finder but to no luck, I had tried several passwords and it can't remember my original one
Please help! I am really annoyed!
Thanks,
Jonty
 

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I opened this on my laptop. Everytime I switch on now it pops up.
How can I disable this.
I think my version of Messenger is the latest

Thanks

Brian
Dublin, Ireland
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger

Click Start > Programs > Windows Messenger > Tools > Options > Preferences.

Uncheck Run this program when Windows Starts.

If that doesn't work, press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig.

Click OK.

Select the Startup tab.

Find the entry related to Windows Messenger and uncheck it.

Restart your computer.
 

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Ok here's my problem, I hope there is an easy fix and I'm just an idiot. When I try to add someone to my windows live messenger list it adds the name in my contacts, but I can't send them a instant message it only lets me send an email. I don't understand why I can't just put the persons email in and get the messenger to find and add them. Something isn't working, so I don't no if I have a weird setting somewhere or what but this kind of sucks because I can't add new people. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger

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Im not sure if i am posting in the right section, * i used the search button* and i couldn't find a direct relation to just Windows Live Messenger, so i went with Windows XP because it is my current OS.

anyways, here is my problem.



I have tried Re-installing Windows Live Messenger, and installing it back again.

I have also tried Deleting the MSNMessenger Logs in my Registry, tried Running the full version of RegCure, i tried disabling my Firewall, i Tried Logging into the Windows Live account page, it says "This site is temporarily unavailable
This site is temporarily unavailable due to maintenance. Please try again later"

and it has said that for the last 10 hours.

https://account.live.com/error.aspx

and still no luck. can someone please help me with this problem? thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Live Messenger

Bump.

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I have a slight problem with Windows Live Messenger on Windows XP. Everytime that I am speaking with a person, via instant messages, after a couple of minutes the chat window disappears and I am rendered unable to continue the conversation as when I click on the contact's name to open the window again it won't appear. The only way I could get it back was to sign out and back in, however when I go to sign out it always tells me that all messenger chat windows will be closed when I sign out, this is puzzling as I can see no windows open. I considered doing a system restore until I discovered that I had turned it off to deal with a viral problem, as I was told that sometimes the virus can hide in the system restore, so there are no restore points that are beyond when the problem started. I have also tried to perform a clean uninstall, where I wiped off everything of windows live messenger, and reinstalled it. I have also tried another account, however no matter what I've done the problem has remained. So, if someone could instruct me as to how I could rectify this annoyance it would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-424531.php

http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/windows-xp/235160-some-windows-wont-open-up-taskbar.html
Couple of links here might help
 

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Okay the sounds (When they work) Drive me absolutely bonkers.

Half the time, or more than that they don't even work

So I was wondering perhaps if there is a possible way I could use WLM with the previous sounds of MSN Messenger?

I did a fully clean install after reformating my computer (I've been trying to do a clean sweep for upkeep sakes), and was wondering how I could go about doing this.

I've thought about using messenger sounds from AIM, but that could just possibly confuse me, to the point I'd go bonkers.

I just want my old sounds back, while using WLM.

I know this sounds more than likely like a N00b question but I am totally lost in this aspect.

Edit: In fact any sounds, that would be... well suitable for the sounds for receiving messages, new email, and people logging in would be swell.

Yes used the word swell...

Brain goes splodey now.
 

A:Solved: Windows Messenger Live

You can use any wav files from your computer for messenger. Either thru the options in messenger or through Control Panel/Sounds and Audio/Sounds. You can download some sounds from the net if you don't have any xtra ones after reinstalling. Try here for great free sounds - even make messenger moo!
http://simplythebest.net/
 

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Windows Live Messenger starts every time I turn the computer on now. It didn't used to but I must have done something wrong and now, here it is. I don't want it. How can I turn this program off so that it doesn't kick in every time the computer is started? Can I remove the program without hurting the system?

Jerry Murphy

 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger

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Done a fair bit of searching around the 'net and, predictably, microsofts own site was no help at all so...

my computer recently had to be formatted due to a virus and since then I've been getting back to normality with it, downloaded the same version of messenger I was running before but now it just doesn't work, have to run as admin just to get it to stay open with DEP closing it instantly but then when I try to sign in DEP closes it anyway

I've tried a few different things all to no avail, running as admin as I said, activating vistas admin account and trying to change the setting in there, different versions of messenger, nothing I have found being suggested anywhere else has worked at all

any ideas?

thanks :)

A:[SOLVED] Windows Live messenger and DEP

what is dep? have u tried uninstalling it and reinstalling as maybe it wasn't fully deleted when your computer was formatted

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I have the latest version of live messenger i have one person on my friends list that i can not see their cam. others can and i can see other friends cams.. we have both about given up and just switched to yahoo
 

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So I was installing it ,and suddenly my pc shut down, well my mum closed it.

Now it says messenger is installed, but its not.

I check at program files, and there was this windows live folder, i deleted it. Cleaned registery with cc cleaner.

And the uninstall button at add / remove programs for windows live utilites dint work ,so I deleted it and Uninstalled all windows live stuff.

Yet it says in the windows live installer that messenger is there , but its not :/

Here are 2 Screenshots.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Live Messenger!

Use system restore to a point before you installed it.

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Okay, after a tedious hour & a bit of downloading because my mother refuses to pay for broadband[im on dial-up ] I finally installed Windows Live Messenger because apparently(from what I've heard) MSN isn't supposed to work anymore, and tonight, mine stopped working. So, I decided to get Live. I install it, all is well UNTIL I try to sign in..

"Signing in to Windows Live Messenger failed because the service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

Error Code: 81000314"

This really bugs me because when I go to fix it in the thing that scans your settings and makes suggestions it says I have a problem in my Hosts File(happens frequently, tried to 'repair' many times) and a new error in the firewall is blocking it.. I use the XP-SP2 firewall, and I haven't changed ANY settings tonight, so any ideas as to whats going on?

Thanks,
Sammeh

P.S- Im also getting another error number about the firewall, can't remember it exactly. But I checked the firewall and it says Windows Live Messenger 8.0 & Windows Live Messenger 8.0 (Phone) are both allowed :S
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger

messenger is broken down for a while try again in a hour or so
 

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okay i have looked everywhere and asked many people but no one can help me... so I'm trying you guys.

When i sign into windows live messenger it signs me in normally, and then as soon as i try to start a conversation it tells me that "windows live messenger has stopped working and that it is searching for a solution for the problem" and then it just closes and logs me out. and the icon on the bottom right of the screen dissapears.

i have scanned for viruses and removed and re-installed it and the problem still persists. if anyone could help me it'd be great

thanks x

A:[SOLVED] help with windows live messenger anyone?

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: msnmsgr.exe
Application Version: 8.5.1302.1018
Application Timestamp: 4717a53b
Fault Module Name: unknown
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 368b0000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
LCID: 1033

thats all the problem info, i don't know if that helps?

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Hi, My computer came with windows live messenger. I've verified my e-mail address, got a user name, but i can't find anywhere that tells me what my windows address is so i can be contacted i. e. [email protected]

I have gone thru counless web pages for this messenger, and can't find anywhere that would allow me to aquire an address.

Does anyone know anything about this. Maybe a web page that i can get an address from.
Thanks,
chuck.
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger

If you want to use an email address you already have go to www.passport.com, other wise get a hotmail account from www.hotmail.com you can access msn straight away using a hotmail address.
 

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Hi there. For the past week I cannot sign into Windows live messenger at all. I get a message saying it is temporarily unavailable, or it just keeps trying to sign in for hours. I have uninstalled it completely, reinstalled it and had no luck. I cannot even find contact information to call them directly to ask for help.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Windows live messenger

http://www.msghelp.net/showthread.php?tid=67323
 

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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy.  Please help

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Hello,
Yesterday, out of curiosity, I turned off live tile for the People app from the Start screen. When I turned it back on the images are not rotating (it still things it's off). I rebooted my computer a couple times and still does not work. Any way to resolve this? Thanks.

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Hi

I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...

A:How to turn on WiFi adapter from command line / How to turn on hotspot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Anakunda


Hi

I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...


Ad-Hoc requires that you restart the session each time.

Connectify pro has an auto start option that does this but it's a paid version, connectify lite is free but I'm not sure if has auto start.

Download - Connectify

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more

A:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+50001379&name=Thermaltake
 

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I don't know what else to do, Windows Live Messenger 2011 keeps freezing with the Microsoft Life Cam VX-2000. I thought the problem was in the start-up programs, now it's ok; it still freezes with all windows closed, I write one word and stop, then again; I can't even open the link, it's not messaging. And I type quite fast. It used to be ok with older versions. If anybody had the same problem, I'd be happy to know how you solved this..
 

A:Solved: WIndows Live Messenger Freeze

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Hi all,I'm having problems with Windows Live Messenger Build 8.5 as when I want to type a message or communicate with my family & friends,there are no fonts when I'm typing.I have tried to trace the problem through the usual 'help' index etc but still I have this annoying problem. Any help would be very much appreciated.Many thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger Problem.

Maybe, there was a problem with installation or that font is possibly missing?

Have you tried changing the font style?
 

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Hey everyone

I've been having some major problems with Windows Live recently. I did a system restore that went a few months back and ever since then it hasn't been working. When I tried to open it it said that "the applicaton has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. C:/Program Files/Windows Live/ Messenger/ msnmsgr.exe" . I uninstalled, re-installed, repaired, and basically everything various internet sites told me to do and yet it still occurs. Please, if anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your time!
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger Problem

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So when i try to sign in to WLM i get and error (code: 80191002) and after searching it says to uninstall and reinstall, BUT i can do that either. Fist of all, i have no clue where i can uninstall WLM, and when i try to install it i get a Error: OnCatalogResult 0x80072eef. This just happen recently and i don't know why. can anyone please help, i use Windows Live Messenger ALOT and id like to have it back. Also im running Vista.

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A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger Problem

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This is a little odd...
Whenever I run Windows Live Messenger ( running and signed in ) my system reboots. No warning, just a black screen, then post.
Can someone offer a clue ? I cant imagine why it would do that ( microsoft ALWAYS works, doesn't it ). I can usually fix something like that by reinstalling, but this time it had no effect on the problem.
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Darren
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger restarts

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Hi all,
Just a quicky first. Am I in the right forum to discuss some problems with MSN?
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A:Solved: MSN/Windows Live Messenger V15.4nnnnnnnnn

Yes, what problems are you having?
 

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Hi there I have just joined up I have tried to uninstall the 2011 messenger loads of times and put the older one back on but each time it still re-downloads the 2011 messenger I don't like this one at all

A:[SOLVED] Windows Live Messenger 2011

Hi -

Go into Windows Updates and "hide" the Live 2011 update.

Right-click, select "hide".

kb2434419 - Live Essentials 2011

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Windows Live Messenger's log in window comes up when I start my computer. Is there a way to disable the program so it does not come up? I am not going to use it.
 

A:Solved: Disable Windows Live Messenger

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My Dad is having trouble updating Windows Live Messenger on his laptop. He is getting frustrated because the program won't let him access it unless he updates. He has to go through the hotmail site all of the time to check his e-mails. We have both tried numerous times to install it but to no avail.

We get an error message saying
A network error occured while attempting to read from the file: C:\Windows\Installer\Messenger.msi
Please close all other programs, and then try again. It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working. hr:0x80070643.
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There are no other programs running when we try to install Windows Live Messenger. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
Here is the SysInfo log:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5300 @ 1.73GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 893 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 92418 MB, Free - 7798 MB; D: Total - 46205 MB, Free - 33648 MB;
Motherboard: FUJITSU SIEMENS, AMILO Li 1718, Rev.A , 914B901129G728027E6KS0B
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger won't install

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