Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:37 PM
sounds like you have msn messenger and windows messenger both running. there are several ways you can get rid of this, the easiest way of course is to go to >c:program files and "rename" (right click>rename) your messenger (not msn messenger) folder to another name, ex:messenger1. you will have to close the messenger service or you will get an error when you try to rename the folder. to exit the program...right click on the toolbar>task manager>processes, now anything that says messenger, right click on it and select end task. now rename your messenger folder.
another "easy way" is to click on ....start>run then type in msconfig . here you gotta be a bit alert to what you are doing, but dont worry (wha ha ha)(jj). now when the screen pops up, select "startup" from the tabs up top. here, you are going to merely disable the messenger program from starting when you log into windows, this does not remove the program. so...find messenger, click on the box on the left of it, and remove the checkmark. now, click apply towards the bottom, then ok. it will prompt you to reboot, do so now. when your computer logs into windows the next time, it will give you a message saying you have changed the system startup configuration blah blah blah, so just put a check (with your mouse) in the box to the bottom left , "do not show this message again", it wont, and even better, your windows messenger will not be loaded on startup!
hope this helps