First of all I think you have mispelled the file name, the correct
spelling is Yimage.dll, you probably saw it written with a capital i
that looks like an l. This is a file related to the Yahoo! Messenger.
There is two possible scenarios here, you (or some program)
uninstalled the messenger and the problem started here or you cannot
run the messenger.
- Bad uninstallation of Yahoo! Messenger:
This is a common problem that appears due a bad uninstallation of the
Yahoo! Messenger, at start up the system continue asking for the
program but since it was deleted or uninstalled the file is missing.
To get rid from this error message you need to remove the Yahoo!
Messenger from the program start up list of your system, to do that
you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility known as
MSCONFIG, for instructions on how to do that see:
"How to use MSCONFIG: NetSquirrel.com"
If you have Windows 98, Me or XP just click on Start button --> Run
--> type MSCONFIG --> Microsoft System Configuration Utility will be
launched --> select the Start Up tab --> uncheck all the references to
Yahoo! Messenger you find --> click the OK button and reboot your
computer. If all was well you will not receive a message claiming for
the Yimage.dll file.
Delete the c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\ folder if exists.
If you have Windows 2000 you can download the msconfig file from here:
Just unzip it in your desktop and run it.
Or you can try a free tool called "Startup Control Panel":
- You cannot use the messenger:
In the case that the problem is due a bad installation of the
messenger or if the file was accidentally deleted you can download it
You can also get it from here:
Remember that its default location is:
So unzip the dll file in such folder (c:\program
files\yahoo!\messenger\). Also unzip it in the folder
C:\Windows\System32 folder or C:\Windows\SYSTEM
If after that you cannot run the messenger try to download and
reinstall the messenger again.
I hope this helps you. Please do not consider this answer ended until
your problem is solved, feel free to use the clarification feature all
the times you need. I will be glad to offer you further assistance to
solve this problem if you need it.