Why can I not see chat messages in Yahoo Messenger?
Question by Sanjay /

Some one year back or so (maybe more), my Yahoo Messenger developed a problem. I lingered with it, and used webmessenger, thinking it will go away. But not only has it not gone away, I have tried a few things through the internet and nothing seems to work.

What happens is simply this: when I IM someone, the window opens for chat with the other person, whatever I type in the window and then press enter, I cannot see it. The other person can see it. Similarly, whatever the other person writes, it seems to come, but it is invisible to me !

Anyone can tell me how to solve it. I have updated Windows 7 Home Premium genuine OS.

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  • Anonymous


    In the Start Menu, click on Run. Type or copy and paste each of the following dll’s into the run box, one at a time, and after each one click OK
    regsvr32 jscript.dll
    regsvr32 vbscript.dll

    check if you have scripting enabled in Internet Explorer.
    a. Open Internet Explorer
    b. Select Tools => Internet Options => Security => Internet
    c. Click on “Custom level” button, scroll down to “Scripting” and enable the following:- Active Scripting- Allow paste operations via script- Scripting of Java applets
    .d. Click OK.

    orFirst backup your registry then navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ZonesThere should only be 5 items there, numbered 0 to 4. If you see a different one, especially if you see items that shows up as box, try deleting it.this might fix the bug.

    • Sanjay

      The registry editing worked ! Thanks a lot.

      If you are interested, regsvr32 jscript.dll did not work. It returned an error message.

      regsvr 32vbscrip.dll operation was successful

      In internet explorer, scripting had option “Active scripting”. It was enabled. There no suboption to active scripting. There was another option that said “scripting of java applet”. It was also enabled.

      Then I went to registry. I found an extra item under zone. It was shaped like a small L. I deleted it and yahoo worked.

      Thanks a lot for the help. I am just curious what went wrong. Give me a URL if you like, where I can study about this problem.


    • Anonymous

      Well possible that you had malware attack that added that malicious reg key. Concerning a URL i dont know much if someone carefully studied Yahoo Messenger problem.

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings Zones

      How Can I Tell if ActiveX is Enabled in Internet Explorer?

      Also try this for your system corrupted files
      · Click theStart Orb· ClickAll Programs· ClickAccessories· Right clickCommand Prompt· ClickRun as Administrator· ClickContinue/Yes on the User Account Control· Enter the commandsfc /scannow

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