I checked all the recent logs and all of them just keep re-iterating the same message of Validating consistency. Although read on please.

INFO : Validating consistency on 10:03:58 PM...
INFO : Validating consistency on 10:11:58 PM...
INFO : Validating consistency on 10:29:59 PM...

At this point I've un-installed designer and re-installed it.
Here is my first log since then. The last line in it states that messenger has started. Although there is an error before that with a 'Capture Server'?

START: 2020/09/09 08:48:23
INFO : PlanetPress Messenger v2019.1.0.57365
INFO : Host: xxx-xx-DWEG; User: SYSTEM
DEBUG: Creating thread 0
DEBUG: Creating thread 1
DEBUG: Creating thread 2
DEBUG: Creating thread 3
DEBUG: Creating thread 4
DEBUG: socket() successful
DEBUG: Socket handle: 892
DEBUG: bind() successful: 0
DEBUG: getsockname() successful: Address: 0; port: 5863
DEBUG: listen successful(): 0
DEBUG: Adding xxx.0.0.1 to access list...
DEBUG: Adding xxx.0.0.1 to access list...
DEBUG: Adding queue "netquery"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "form"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "image"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "fax"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "closepipe"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "virtualdrive"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "psdrive"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "refresh"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "watch"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "config"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "netquery2"...
DEBUG: Adding queue "netquery3"...
ERROR: Could not initialize Capture server : The specified module could not be found
INFO : PlanetPress Messenger has started