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Old 04-21-2004, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question XP\Messenger\Dial-Up problem

I have a client with an XP box (Duron 1.6, ECS board, 256MB DDR333 RAM, onboard video/audio/nic, Intel Modem, 40GB WD hard drive, Win XP )...

When they go to dial-up their internet connection and messenger tries to sign on the CPU spikes to 100% on the messenger process and stays there until you cancel the Messenger login. they have been using messenger since the PC was installed about a month ago and this is the first problem...any ideas? anyone else having trouble?

I personally have an XP Pro box on a cable modem and i don't have any trouble with messenger.

The problem machine has AVG Antivirus software and it is up to date, it does nto find any viruses. I have ran Ad-Aware and while it did find a bunch of junk...the messenger problem still persists. It had all necessary Microsoft updates at the time i installed it...

My network admin at work told me today his sisters PC, also with a dial-up connection and XP is having the exact same problem with messenger.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2004, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe the newer version of messenger has an issue microsoft have not worked out yet

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Old 04-24-2004, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is it windows messenger

or are you talking about the messenger services the one that causes pop-ups
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default FIXED, sort of

I think i have this resolved.

It was Windows Messenger causing the problem. I upgraded them to the newest MSN messenger and disabled the Windows Messenger. Not sure why WM started causing trouble all of a sudden but oh well, MSN Messenger looks and works the same and it works so...if they are happy, I am happy.

Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts.
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