OK, I use the above IM to talk to a friend of mine in Sweden. Today, however, it will not work without crashing my PC with the dreaded BSOD and I have a Vista PC to boot which isn't supposed to suffer from BSODs (I know, it's as funny as it sounds!).
Any attempt to sign in will automatically crash my PC. I have tried repairing the program and have uninstalled and reinstalled twice now, all with no joy.
There are 2 things I am after:-
1) Does anyone have any help/suggestions to solve this issue? It has been temperamental for a couple of weeks but only crashed once in a while. Now it is every time I try to sign in to MSN.
2) Failing that, does anyone know of an MSN clone that supports audio/voice calls? I have tried aMSN and Pidgin but both programs either have no intention of supporting audio calls or audio call support is due some time in the distant future.
PS, what I don't need as a reply to this thread is some smart alec asking me why I use MSN for IM as I bet someone will think about posting that. My friend will only use MSN as it works fine for her. Sorry to add that but I've seen too many people reply to posts asking for solutions to programs with "why use that program, use this one instead" :(
Thanks - just downloaded and installed the program just before I read your reply as I see it supports audio calls. :)
As for the BSOD, I can't see what it says before the PC restarts.
Will see if Trillian works with my friend and, if it does, will unisntall Windows Live Messenger.
PS, the smart alec comment was meant for those people who might suggest using YIM, AIM or ICQ rather than MSN. My fault for being annoyed when I write that post and it not being very clear as a result.