Fixing Windows® Live® Messenger has stopped working correctly issue
Find out how to resolve the issue when Windows Live Messenger stops working correctly.
It is possible that Windows Live Messenger stops working properly after a long time of use. There may be a number of reasons behind the issues. One among these reasons includes the virus infection in the system. As you are using the Windows Live Messenger on Internet without any security essential, infections are easily passed over to the software. These may then start to damage the software with infecting its important files. Another reason behind it includes the registry error. The registry is the vital part of the system, which included all important files and settings of the system. You may have made some corruption in the system register. It is also possible that the registry files are being infected by the virus. Windows Live Messenger may also stop working due to some conflict issues. You may be having a number of Windows Live Messenger software installed in your system. The old ones may get conflict with the new version and thus cause freeze and not working issues in Windows Live Messenger.
Here are some tips to resolve Windows Live Messenger stop working correctly issues:
- Remove infections
- Clean the system registry
- Remove old version
You can try removing the infections from your system if you think it is the reason for Windows Live Messenger stop working correctly issues. For this, you need to install good antivirus software in your system. Then, you need to scan the system for any type of infections. It will then remove infections completely from your system. You need to reboot the system in Safe Mode after removing the infections to get the issues resolved completely.
Clean the system registry
If the above steps do not solve Windows Live Messenger stopped working correctly issues, then it may be a problem with Windows registry. You can use good registry cleaner software like RegistryFix to remove any corruption in the registry. It is also possible to make certain corrections in the system registry to remove unwanted entries in the registry.
If Windows Live Messenger stopped working correctly issues comes with conflicts between an old and new version of the software, you need to remove the old one to resolve the issues. You can do this with the help of Add or Remove program. For this, you need to access the Add or Remove program from Control Panel and then locate the Windows Live messenger program. You need to then just click the Remove button to remove the program completely.