hopefully someone can provide a bit of assistance here as I've hit a wall and don't know what to do.
Essentially the issue is this;
I am able to log in to msn messenger 7.5.. the program starts and everything seems fine. I come online, i can see my contacts, and can even send a quick msg to one of my contacts. What happens next is as it continues to load up the msn news page, in about a 3-5 second time span, messenger either shuts down or crashes? Theres no error message provided by windows (ie. this program has encountered an error and needs to close) The icon goes dark and then disapears from my system tray. However in the windows task manager its showing msnmsgr.exe as a running process. From the time i click the icon to start messenger to the time it dies, is about 10 seconds.
I have had another person try to sign in on this comp and same issue for them and with regards to signing on to other comps i'm able to log in fine. I can also log into my hotmail account from IE fine.
I have been able to get mesenger 4.7 and 5.1 to run fine. Messenger 6.2 requires an upgrade to work and the issue persists with this and with messenger 7.0.
The system appears to be mal/viral/spyware free...
Scans ran in normal and safe mode and had a geek look into my hijack this log file and commented it was one of the cleanest they've seen.