i want messenger to load on startup but it refuses to. I have checked load on startup in the options, tried downloading it again from microsoft and reinstalling it, tried uninstalling it from add/remove components and reinstalling it that way, tried multiple msconfig settings. i checked running programs and msmsgs is loaded but is not in the tray, when i start it at that point from the start menu it loads and connects to my buddy list.
i also tried putting messengers shortcut in the startup folder and it also didnt force it to load like normal. and i also checked in the 'set program accesses and defaults' to see if it was set to be used in there and it is.
xp corporate sp1
thanks for any suggestions, but i do realize a format would fix whatever the problem is.
Well this is interesting! Most people usually want to know how to rid themselves of messenger starting up!
My suggestion is to simply reinstall or use the "repair" option in messenger setup, which should reset to default settings.
Also check out these settings: Open MSconfig (by clicking run on your start menu and typing msconfig and press enter)
Check to make sure it's selected in the startup tab and that messenger is checked under the services tab.
Did you check your group policy under
local computer policy > administrative templates > windows components > windows messenger
user configuration > administrative templates > windows components > windows messenger
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