Windows live messenger comes in-built in XP. If you do not use Windows Messenger, then it’s a head ache that it pops up every time you switch on the system.

There are two things you can possibly do if you have face the above mentioned problem :

1> You can disable the program; to do this :

a> Click ‘Start’ –> click ‘Run’ –> type ‘gpedit.msc’ –> and then click ‘OK’.
b> In ‘Group Policy’, –> expand ‘Local Computer Policy’ –> expand ‘Computer Configuration’ –> expand ‘Administrative Templates’ –> expand ‘Windows Components’ –> and then expand ‘Windows Messenger’.
c> Double-click ‘Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run’ –> and then click Enabled.
d> Click ‘OK’.
e> On the File menu, click Exit to quit the Group Policy snap-in.

2> Remove the program completely from your system; to do this :

a> Go to control panel -> add/remove programs -> add/remove windows components -> locate windows messenger -> click Remove.