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Wittknee

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    Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
    « on: November 05, 2010, 09:13:42 PM »
    I recently cleaned up my Dell Inspiron 6000 running XP. It was bogged down with a bunch of malware/trojans--probably due to my inability to update software when told to do so. Anyways, everything is now up to date with the help of secunia BUT my yahoo messenger is not working properly. Both Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware come up clean. I can open yahoo messenger and log on, but I cannot view any text that I send or am sent via IM or any old messages in the archive. I have made sure my java, flash, shockwave, IE are all up to date. My IE settings are appropriate (java/activeX/scripting are enabled). I've uninstalled and reinstalled yahoo messenger plenty of times. Is there something else that might be the issue???

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    Wittknee

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      Re: Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
      « Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 09:56:08 PM »
      yeah I already tried that--didn't fix it

      thanks though

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      Re: Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
      « Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 10:44:55 PM »
      Try disabling script debugging for IE and other on your IE internet options, Advanced. Tried that already...?

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        Re: Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
        « Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 11:32:14 PM »
        Hadn't tried that yet... but after doing so, it doesn't seem to fix the problem either. I just realized that when I go to www.latimes.com nothing below the header/section links shows up--the rest of the page is blank. Other sites (various emails, yahoo, facebook, msn and these tech forums) are working fine. Maybe its a bigger problem?

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        Re: Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
        « Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010, 11:50:32 PM »
        Just happen to visit the site and guess what...? I got the same page format you mention on the main page. Just the main page, but after choosing certain columns, the site is still active. Well it seems we have to dig deeper for your YM. I'm not taking away any probable infections, corrupted or so but other CH members may provide more in this issue. IE and YM are conditionally connected in terms of settings, so will see from there.

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          Re: Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
          « Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 09:09:04 PM »
          well I tried everything I could from that link and none of it seemed to fix it

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          Re: Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
          « Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010, 11:22:21 PM »
          If every steps you seem to have taken is false, then you should just back-up important files and do a clean reformat. Then download essential software needed on IE8 browser only for YM. Check and used default settings as much as possible.

          http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?y=PROD_MSNG&page=content&id=DOC249

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          SOLUTION!! Cannot see text in yahoo messenger
          « Reply #9 on: March 17, 2011, 09:37:35 PM »
          For all who cannot see anymore the text on Yahoo Messenger chat windows & archives or Offline Messages !!!
          Please follow the next steps...

          From "START" menu choose "RUN" command and input:  regedit     
          then click ENTER!     A Registry Editor will open!

          VERY CAREFUL HERE PLEASE!;)

          Click the following menus on the left to open the folder: 
          1)    HKEY_CURRENT_USER  ,
          2)    Software  ,
          3)    Microsoft  ,
          4)    CurrentVersion  ,
          5)    Internet Settings  ,
          6)*** Now using the right click,
          DELETE the entire sub-folder called:  Zones

          7)    Close RegEdit and reopen Yahoo Messenger!

          BANG...with a bit of magic, now everything works again...
          and you weren't reinstalling the entire PC ;)

          PS:  Try use a good anti-virus program from now on!

          Feel free to spread this tutorial, so more people can use it!