AIM wont load. please help.

By brando29
Sep 8, 2008
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  1. Whenever i click on aim on my desktop it pops up and then goes away it wont let me sign in or anything. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling getting an older verison, a newer verison and nothing works. idk what else to do. I use a laptop with windows vista. AIM worked when i connected from my house but then i moved into college and it wont work. please help.
  2. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    Well you can uninstall AIM, install and run the registry cleaner in Ccleaner found HERE,. If you want to dive in and uninstall it manually:
    Delete AIM registry entries.
    To remove the registry files, open Registry Editor by running the Regedit command and then delete the entries given below:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentV ersion\AppPaths\aim.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\MIME\Database\Cont entType\application/x-aim
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\.aim
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\aimfile
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\.blt
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\AOLInstantMessenge r.ConfigFile
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\AIM.protocol
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\AIM.protocol.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{BAEB32D0-73 2D-11d2-8BF4-0060B0A4A9EA}
    HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\AmericaOnline

    After completely uninstalling AIM download and install a fresh copy of the file. Let us know how it goes?!
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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