AIM Error Category 4 Code 1

A friend had this problem today. Here’s the information I’ve managed to collect.

Error category 4
Error code 1

Out of system resources.
Application failed to initialize.
Property (0vc0000017).
Unknown error.
Try again later.

Firewall configuration.

1. Check firewall configuration and settings (Fireball).
2. Make sure that it allows AIM to connect to the internet.
3. Make sure AIM is on the safelist.
4. Try reinstalling AIM.

Some information from: BigBlueBall Forums – AIM error category 4 code1

37 Responses to “AIM Error Category 4 Code 1”

  1. Richard says:

    I don’t even have the Firewall running, but started to get this error code – tried re-installing, resetting XP to a date when it was working, but nothing… Aaarrghhh

  2. Anonymous says:

    i got the same problem too =[

  3. anon says:

    um.. i have the same problem too. but i have win98se and i dont have a firewall

  4. andy says:

    firewalls have nothing to do with it. I have the same problem.

  5. Jimmy Johnson says:

    Same here…XP Pro…reinstalled.

  6. brandon says:

    it was my firewall so mine works now : )) yay!

  7. simon says:

    Hey it was my firewall, i put aim on my safe list… and now it works! :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    same error, not good

  9. Geek says:

    Seems to be a DNS problem on my machine. ipconfig /flushdns fixed it.

  10. name says:

    thanx alot it really helped and i solved my problem now im chatin online again Thanx! :)

  11. james says:

    i have a problem, aim lets me sign on and when i click on a screen name to im someone this comes up:
    Error Signature

    AppName: aim. Exe AppVer: 5.9.3702.0 ModName: Kernel32.dll
    ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 00009e9c

    does anyone know what that means?

  12. rovert says:

    aim.exe AppVer: 5.9.3702.0 ModName: kernel32.dll
    ModVer: 5.1.2600.0 Offset: 00014a5a

    i get taht and it close my list if i click on someone name?? i try to run every spywair and did nto help?

    if anyone have ne idea leave me a line thanx…

  13. shawn says:

    AppName: aim.exe AppVer: 5.9.3702.0 ModName: kernel32.dll
    ModVer: 5.1.2600.1106 Offset: 00016b97

    ive had this problem for awile,and im still stuck with it, can someone help me??

  14. -O- says:

    I have the same problem, PLEEEEZE! HELP!

    AppName: aim.exe AppVer: 5.9.3702.0 ModName: kernel32.dll
    ModVer: 5.1.2600.1106 Offset: 00016b97

  15. Gelati says:

    I’ve had teh same exact problem just recently started, its incredibly annoying, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I’ve already run adaware, spybot s&d, and check a hijack this log for other weird activities and i’ve been unable to fix it.

    Thanks in advance

  16. Angela says:

    hey, I have no idea what happened but I waited like 5 minutes and tried again and it worked fine *shrug*

  17. Sap says:

    Yeah, the same thing happens to me, it’s not the firewall thing for me. It launches fine, but when i try to message someone or someone messages me i get the SAME

    AppName: aim.exe AppVer: 5.9.3702.0 ModName: kernel32.dll
    ModVer: 5.1.2600.1106 Offset: 00016b97

    And it looks like nobody can help…

  18. Anonymous says:

    YEah same stupid problem here too. I heard that this problem has been on people who has sprint total access for DSL.

  19. Anonymous says:

    hi i dont like cows u may ask y i am saying this well i have no answer to the…///////………..///////…….//////////………..ggrrrrrrrrrrr

  20. Anonymous says:

    wth… i have same problem.. aim crashes whenever i try to open an IM window with
    AppName: aim.exe AppVer: 5.9.3702.0 ModName: kernel32.dll
    ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 00009e9c
    error please help

  21. Anonymous says:

    same problem here… u morons are no help

  22. Anonymous says:

    I have the same EXACT problem as you guys… somebody help us!!!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Hey guys,
    I had the same problem you did. I came across this page today as i was trying to fix my problem. I figured it out and thought that id come back to help you out. =D Ur problem is diectly related to the “Only the Best” hikack. You probably got pop-ups and forced home pages. Go through the step by step directions and ur proplem should be fixed.

    It took me a few hours, but it fixed my proplem. Hope this helps…


  24. Anonymous says:

    i just got windows xp and aim wosnt working but thank you for the information messing with my firewall fixed it. THANK YOU!!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    that works thx
    lee ellia?

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