Yahoo! Messenger Crashes on Windows 7 64 Bit
If you are a 64 bit Windows 7 and Yahoo! Messenger user, you may have experienced problems after installing Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo! Messenger may crash or freeze immediately after signing into Messenger. You will also see an error in the application event log similar to this:
Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4Faulting module name: ole32.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7c92cException code: 0xc0000005Fault offset: 0x000000000002eb99Faulting process
At the time of this writing, 188.8.131.524 is the current version of Messenger, and it crashes on 64 bit Windows 7 systems. The latest version of Yahoo! Messenger 10 also crashes.
To resolve the issue, you need to download the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger 9, which is 184.108.40.2062. You can get that from here: