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. courteney says:

    how do you fix the firewall?

  2. Nicole Mccray says:

    I have the same problem – Unknown error Try again later
    Error Category 4 Code 1

    I disabled the firewall and check my DNS setting – did not help.

  3. cronos says:

    9. Geek | February 15th, 2005 at 7:03 am
    Seems to be a DNS problem on my machine. ipconfig /flushdns fixed it.


    You are a Golden God. If a firewall isn’t the problem that is.

    Remeber for the less computer adept goto:
    Start –> Run —> cmd

    then type:

    ipconfig /flushdns

    Thank you very much sir, that was most defintly my problem. That Geek above for the solution!

  4. Ludlow Lawson says:

    I cheked and added it to the Windows Firewall and that DID NOT solve the problem – I then check the Anti-virus program and turned off the firewall and that WORKED!

  5. halo343gs says:

    none of this is working!!

  6. Andy says:

    I disabled my firewall, disabled all my virus/spyware programs. None of that worked. I did the ipconfig /flushdns in the cmd thing, that didn’t work either. It still gives me the ” Unknown Error. Please try again Later.” shit. And it does it when I go to My Aim, Edit options, Edit Preferences, Privacy. All my privacy settings become gray, and i can’t click on them. Then it pops up ” Unknown Error ” blah blah. Does ANYONE have a solutioN ? :\ Msg me at sickex or e-mail me at [email protected]

  7. nick says:

    i have tried the firewall, tried the ipconfig, and it doesn’t work. I have an ethernet connection, so it only says “validating” I know that my screen name and password is right, any suggestions? [email protected]

  8. Julian says:

    i justed created a new screenname, and i went to format it with spaces, capital letters, etc, but when i hit “OK”, after about 30 seconds, and error message reading “Unknown error. Try again later.” had popped up. help please!!

  9. sierra says:

    agh! i have gotten the same message for a month now and i am going through withdrawls of communication! i did the flush thing, checked my firewall, blah blah blah. one day it just popped up with the stupid message. i’ve tried reinstalling and what not still not working though. any suggestions?

    [email protected]

    [[oh, and as a side note: today was the final straw. i go to get on myspace and the stupid home page won’t lade saying the page does not exist/can’t be loaded. but then my own profile does, just not the main page. any one else getting that? thanks!]]

  10. lilly says:

    aww gee your great at this computer thing i am really thankfull

  11. sidney says:

    AppName: aim.exe AppVer: 5.9.6089.0 ModName: mshtml.dll
    ModVer: 6.0.2600.0 Offset: 001b9365
    can some one tell me how i cansolve this problem

  12. Darrel says:

    Hey guys, here’s some steps that may be useful.

    Step1. Exit aim, this means exit the icon also. Then open it back up. If that doesn’t work try step 2.

    Step2.Go to Start>>Run>>>CMD and type ipconfig /flushdns
    also make sure aim isn’t running then after you type flushdns open aim back up.

    Step3. Go to your firewall settings and add Aim to your list so the firewall allows it. Also make sure it isn’t running when you do this. If this doesn’t work try re-installing Aim.

    Hope my steps were useful, thanks for reading!

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