Yesterday (August 7, 10), I installed Windows Live Messenger (included in Live Esseentials) for the first time on my new laptop with W7 and it worked.
I then downloaded the video software Any Video Converter from CNET and did some work with it. At one point, I force terminated the video software using Task Manager. The next time I logged on the laptop, I found the "Windows Live Messenger has stopped working" popup on the screen. (That is how I remember the events.)
I uninstalled Live Messenger and installed it again several times, but still couldn't get Messenger to work. I also uninstalled the above video software, but that didn't help.
I read http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=0af8666b-4eaa-45e0-906f-a2f1dda48cea and did the steps. However, I found nothing wrong [F-secure isn't relevant to my new laptop; couldn't find NVIDIA Network Access Manager and the mentioned DLL files (all files in system32 were there well before I bought the laptop)]. All the sites I visited are safe (I think) and avast (for virus) has been working on real time.
What could be the problem and how do I get Messenger to work?
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?