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Help with AOL Instant Messenger

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jokersarmy86, Sep 6, 2004.

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  1. jokersarmy86

    jokersarmy86 Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2004
    I'm currently hooked up to the Internet via an EtherNet connection (college campus). My AOL Instant Messenger was working totally fine all last week. I went home for the weekend, & took my laptop w/ me & when I came back & tried to use AIM, it would load but very slowly, or sometimes, it would not load at all ("Buddy List cannot load" error). I can search webpages just as well as I did before & also download things just as well. I've tried reinstalling AIM, but that didn't work. When it does load, everything seems to load & move rather slowly (Like people's profiles loading & sending messages). Could this possibly be blocked by a firewall just recently? Or, is there something wrong w/ the EtherNet or AIM servers? Any help is appreciated....
    Thanks, Jon
  2. Jakeworld


    Aug 28, 2004
    I hope ya have tried restarting computer at least, because I've had that problem before when the system's been on too long. Other than that, you might wanna use hijackthis and see if anything foreign is on the comp, that might be using up resources and slowing down the system, along with running adaware and spybot just to be safe.
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