AOL instant messenger error

By aznnweird
Jul 28, 2006
  1. Ok, so while using AIM i was viewing someone's profile. There was a link with the url as aim:soemthingsoemthing it seemed like an AIM command so i thought it would be harmless. THen when i clicked it, my aim got shut off and i get this error every time i try to open AIM.

    Buffer overrun detected!
    Program: C:\Program Files\AIM.exe
    A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program's internal state. THe program safely continue execution and must now be terminated
    Can somene please help me solve this problem? Thanks in advance.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    First thing to try is uninstalling and reinstalling the programme.

    If that doesn`t help, please post back.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. aznnweird

    aznnweird TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hm, it worked. lol. Who knew it would be so simple. but the thing is, is that error thing really gone?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It sure looks that way. Probably you were only getting the error message because the programme had become corrupt and needed reinstalling.

    Regards Howard :)
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