First of all the title should read "...error 999 in yahoo messenger." I am attempting to move my question to a more general category in order to increase exposure to more experts. I have received only a little assistance in the online games category. I apologize for any inappropriateness or lack of computer sophistication, but this question is important to me, and I am a paying subscriber. I would appreciate any assistance in placing this question in the most appropriate category. It is my understanding, that a linked question can only offer 20 points. If you will go to the original question, however, it is worth 500 points. Thank you in advance for your patience and assistance.