I have MSN Live messenger 8 and windows XP. It has worked fine for ages but I went to use it last night and now as soon as I sign in the whole program freezes, this is a couple of seconds after all the contacts are displayed. It then has to be terminated through the task manager.

I have uninstalled msn, including all settings and reg keys not removed automatically. I have cleaned and checked the registry for errors and run virus and spyware checks. I then re-installed but still no luck.

The same thing happens if I sign in with a different account and if I use an older version on MSN messenger.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thank you