Windows Messenger in Notification Area of Taskbar

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I have WM set to start up automatically when Windows starts. While Windows
was loading I would see WM icon in the Notification Area (NA) signing in
where it would then remain.

A couple of day ago it stopped loading the icon into the NA. The only way I
can get into the NA is 1) run WM from the Start Menu, or 2) start Outlook -
when the Outlook icon loads in the NA, the WM icon loads as well.

In either case it appear that it was already running and I was signed in.
Around the same time this started happening I ran a Dell maintenance check
that said it woudl "fix" some invalid startup entries from the Startup
applications list. Wonder if this has anything to do with my problem.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    "RD" wrote:

    > I have WM set to start up automatically when Windows starts. While Windows
    > was loading I would see WM icon in the Notification Area (NA) signing in
    > where it would then remain.
    >
    > A couple of day ago it stopped loading the icon into the NA. The only way I
    > can get into the NA is 1) run WM from the Start Menu, or 2) start Outlook -
    > when the Outlook icon loads in the NA, the WM icon loads as well.
    >
    > In either case it appear that it was already running and I was signed in.
    > Around the same time this started happening I ran a Dell maintenance check
    > that said it woudl "fix" some invalid startup entries from the Startup
    > applications list. Wonder if this has anything to do with my problem.
    >
    >

    Your Dell maintenance check could be the source of the problem. Start up
    messenger, then go to Tools --> Options. After that, check if there is any
    option that enables Messenger to load at startup. If so, enable the option,
    click apply/ok. Then reboot and see what happens. Post any problems here (if
    you have any). I'm working in Linux right now, so I can't really say if there
    is an option like that in Messenger.

    -Ken C.
    New Delhi
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    "nospamfromken" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "RD" wrote:
    >
    > > I have WM set to start up automatically when Windows starts. While Windows
    > > was loading I would see WM icon in the Notification Area (NA) signing in
    > > where it would then remain.
    > >
    > > A couple of day ago it stopped loading the icon into the NA. The only way I
    > > can get into the NA is 1) run WM from the Start Menu, or 2) start Outlook -
    > > when the Outlook icon loads in the NA, the WM icon loads as well.
    > >
    > > In either case it appear that it was already running and I was signed in.
    > > Around the same time this started happening I ran a Dell maintenance check
    > > that said it woudl "fix" some invalid startup entries from the Startup
    > > applications list. Wonder if this has anything to do with my problem.
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Your Dell maintenance check could be the source of the problem. Start up
    > messenger, then go to Tools --> Options. After that, check if there is any
    > option that enables Messenger to load at startup. If so, enable the option,
    > click apply/ok. Then reboot and see what happens. Post any problems here (if
    > you have any). I'm working in Linux right now, so I can't really say if there
    > is an option like that in Messenger.
    >
    > -Ken C.
    > New Delhi

    Hello Ken,

    I do have WM configured to start when WinXP starts. And after WinXP starts
    up, the program msmsgs.exe appears as a process running in Task Manager, even
    thogh the WM icon does not appear in the Notification Area of the Taskbar.

    If I click on the WM icon in the Start Menu the icon appears in an already
    signed on state. Strange. Guess I will just live with it. Maybe it will
    fix it self someday. ;-) Thanks for your response.

    Regards,
    RD
    Walnut Creek, CA USA
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