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Big Problems - Windows Live Messenger & Vista

Q: Big Problems - Windows Live Messenger & Vista


I have just purchased an ACER computer and am running Vista. Previously I ran Windows Live Messenger on XP without any problems for a couple of years. However, I fired up my new computer about a week ago and I am being driven nuts trying to get Messenger to work. It is the latest version of Messenger - when I attempt to sign-in, the start-up screen for Messenger just "hangs there". The two small men are spinning in circles, my username and password are correct and my security setting APPEAR to be OK. Today I attempted a sign-in and after returning to my computer some 4 hours later, the two men were spinning. There is not even an error message to give me some clues.

Please help.



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A: Big Problems - Windows Live Messenger & Vista

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Hi everyone!

I really hope someone out there can help me out with this, because itís driving me insane! I have searched and searched through endless forums and websites trying to find a solution, but I canít seem to find one. I posted this in the Web/Email section last week, but no one replied, so maybe I'll have more luck in here.

Here's the deal.... Iíve got a brand new computer, running Vista Home Premium, and from the moment I got it I have been having problems with Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Live Messenger.

I can surf the net and chat on WLM at the same time for hours on end, but at random, I start to get ďInternet Explorer cannot display this pageĒ and WLM disconnects. Itís not always the same websites that causes it, and it doesnít happen every time, like I said itís just really random.

For example, earlier it happened with TSG.... the main Forums page opened fine, but when I clicked on a forum name, I just got "IE cannot display the page", and WLM disconnected. It even happened when I went to the Microsoft website!

I donít think itís an actual connection problem because when it happens, AIM and other stuff, like Outlook, Limewire etc. stay connected and my little wireless icon in the taskbar says I am connected as normal. It just seems that whatever is wrong just affects IE and WLM. However, the IE problem still occurs even when WLM isnít running, so I guess it canít be caused by a conflict of the two programs. Ohhhh I just do... Read more

A:IE7 & Windows Live Messenger Problems with Vista


I installed Firefox and the exact same thing happens. I can access the internet no problem, and can access websites. Then, all of a sudden, for no reason I get the following:-

"The connection was reset

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading"

And Windows Live Messenger disconnects.

Soooo.... now I'm thinking it's something to do with my connection settings?

It still doesn't explain why WLM gets booted off and AIM and other stuff stay connected, but it might be a good starting point....

Anyone got any ideas?

(Note to mods: Sorry guys, this is probably in the wrong forum now isn't it. Feel free to move it )

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I posted this in a reply to someone else on here but wanted to start it's own thread.
My Daughter is having a weird issue w/ WLM and Myspace. When using the new computer w/ Vista and she tries to log on to WLM it says the username/ password is incorrect. She tried to send a PW request to her email and it said that she has a limited acct. and that they could not send her the info. But on the old computer she has no prob logging in to either program/place mentioned above (she turned it on and logged right on within minutes). Vista is doing something to cause this problem. What, I don't know. Because it don't matter what browser she uses. Same prob w/ IE and Firefox running.

A:Vista and Windows Live messenger

Just a guess here if using Vista's firewall:

Control Panel - Windows Firewall - Change settings - Exceptions - put a check in allow Messenger or Windows Live (not sure of the exact entry as I am not running Windows Live)

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I have recently got a new computer with Windows Vista which, when signing into Windows Live Messenger, gives me the error message of "Signing in failed because you do not have the correct user ID and password for your HTTP proxy server. See the connection tab in Messenger Options. For help, please contact your system administrator" with this message the error code is 80070197. When troiubleshooting that error code however it doesnt find anything. I have used Windows Live Messenger on this computer on my internet at home but I am now back at uni and it does not work on the university network server. I have asked the university, who claims Windows Vista is not compatible or something.. the rest of the internet works with Windows Vista, just not Messenger. Is there anything I can do to get it working on a University Network?

Thanks heaps.

A:Windows Live Messenger on Vista

I found this post via google and I have the exact same problem. Is there a solution? When running the troubleshooter it says the gateway is offline. When I run the test on the proxy settings it says it's ready to connect.

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hi, since ive had vista ive had several problems and there are two that i cannot seem to eradicate, firstly vista will not let me load office 2007 and secondly windows live messenger once i sign in, my laptop freezes and the only action i can take is to unplug my laptop n restart it that way! can anyone help with either problem?

A:vista and windows live messenger

Hi -

What exactly happens when trying to load Office 2007? Is install source an Office 2007 DVD?

RE: Live Messenger - re-install it.

How much RAM installed in your system? How much HDD space remaining?

Run these 2 for me -

msinfo32 - saved as an NFO file
START | type msinfo32 | save in default NFO file format - you'll see the NFO file extention when you go to save it

Vista System Health Report
START | type perfmon /report | 60 seconds - viewer appears | save as HTML file

Zip up NFO & HTML file and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



Regards. . .



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i installed Vista SP2 via automatic update but after restarting system, windows live messenger refuse to load or run. What could be the problem, is there any solution for this?

A:Vista SP2 n Windows Live Messenger

Reinstall Windows live messenger. I would expect the odd program not work properly after a massive update like a service pack

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Hi I bought an advent 7201 today and it's working great so far except for windows live messenger. I keep getting the same error message but nothing I do helps. I've read loads of forums but i'm not very good with computers. Am I screwed bcos i have a netgear router? Please help, I use messenger all the time.

Thanks, Tani

A:windows live messenger on vista

Hi Tani - WLM does usually supply an error code if problems have occurred - Have you received anything which may point us to the problem? Also, the troubleshooting function on WLM can sometimes help...sometimes.

I have a Netgear router with Vista Business and WLM 8.1.0178.00, and all works fine. Any extra info you could provide as to error messages or codes will be helpful.


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I am using Windows Live Messenger and Vista (32-bit) and everything works great except I am not able to use the Whiteboard or Application Sharing feature. It appears to be related to Vista and was wondering if anyone has found a way to work around this issue?


A:Windows Live Messenger and Vista

Any help on this issue would be great!


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i am having troubles connecting to windows live messenger, for some reason any email except for the one i am using will log in, what could be the reason this is happening?

A:windows live messenger support on vista

Make sure you are logged out of every account go to www.hotmail.com and log into your Live ID account.

Install the updated Live Messenger if not already done.




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Hello all

I am having a few problems with my Windows Live Messenger , it either wont sign it , takes forever to sign in , or when it does sign in , it only stays signed in for about 2 mins then trys to reconeect
If i manage to get it to stay signed in , my contacts cant seem to contact me at all , and i belive that my contact list is not auto updating when new contacts come online

Ive tried everything to the best of my knowledge , ive opened up the ports for Windows Live Messenger on my firewall , with no success
Ive tried installing an older version of MSN ( 7.5) which worked up until the point of running it , at which point it then asked me to update to the lastest version and thus my problems retuned

It has been suggested that my install of Vista may be corrupt somewhere , which would meen i would have to sit and reformat the thing, which to be honest i cant be botherd to do unless it is essnetial

I would apprciate any help that you guys can give and i am happy to answer any questions you may have


A:Windows Live Messenger and Vista - Not Working...

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Are there any known issues with Messenger on Vista? For some reason I can't get it to sign in. I'm running the latest version, I have checked the firewall, and can't think of any issues at all that would affect it. But no matter what I try, brick wall.


A:Windows Live Messenger won't sign in on Vista

Hey, you're problem isn't with compatibility i'm on vista too and Windows Live msngr works fine... A few things to try;

- Using Webmessenger
- Using Pidgin (downloadable alternative, which i think connects to an alternate server to connect)

Who's you're ISP? i used to have problems because of my ISP... do you have any other connection issues (when browsing the internet)?


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I've tried installing Windows Live Messenger for Vista. But whenever I start it up, it says Vista has a critical error and needs to shut down in one minute. I've confirmed that Live Messenger is the culprit. Anyone else have this problem? Was it fixed in 9.0 beta?

A:Windows Live Messenger shuts down Vista 64-bit

Hi -

While true that Messenger runs out of the "Program Files (x86)" folder, it can and does run on Vista x64 here just fine.

Vista itself would never tell you T - 60 secs and counting unless it was the 4 min warning from Windows Updates. You may find the source of that message to be foreign - to check that out -

I suggest that you proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your HJT logs reviewed by a Security Analyst.

Be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Help Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .



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please help! my windows live messenger stops responding every 15 minutes or so! I've attached the windows event viewer log. if it helps mine is a acer aspire 5920g laptop. Thanks!


- Provider

[ Name] Application Hang

- EventID 1002

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 101

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2010-10-02T21:50:32.000Z

EventRecordID 69911

Channel Application

Computer Weizhao-Laptop


- EventData


A:Windows Live Messenger not responding Vista

please help! anyone?

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Hi there. had some trouble with WLM, couldn't get signed in. that was resolved (thanks!) but I am having a new problem. I cannot connect to a contact with a gmail address. I added her, and she shows up in my contact list but only appears as offline. We were both on line, but she showed as offline. then it suddenly changed to Mobile, but I could still not connect and chat with her. Other contacts popped up as available and I could chat with them. Is it the gmail that is the problem?

any suggestions?

A:Windows live messenger problems

is she signing using a Google Talk or using MSN?? i dont know if it is possible to chat to Gmail users thru Google Talk.
The only way is if she registers her email with .NET Passport and signs in using WLM. did she do that already?

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The program is not sending the mails.

A:Problems with Windows Live Messenger


Is it possible a firewall is blocking it? Try disabling any anti-virus/firewalls you might have.

You can also try removing the program and reinstalling.

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Hi, new here. Sorry if this is the wrong forum, please move to appropriate one, thanks. :)

Basically I'm on Windows Vista 64-bit, loads of problems with Windows Live. I've always been using old msn, but I accidently now can't go back to it. So I've been struggling for hours trying to sort this, unless I'm doing something wrong, possibly.

Anywho the error is I sign in and straight away (1-5 secs) I get 'Windows Live Messenger has stopped working'. After which the program closes.

After all the trouble and errors I can't get past this one, I'll be honest it is REALLY infuriating me at the moment.

Before hand I used to get an error that it couldn't log in and that there may have been something wrong with servers, or something. I ended the process of the Nvidia Network Access Controller to solve that, but I get this new error now.

Help, anyone?

Thanks in advance.


A:Windows Live messenger problems.

Hi -

Do you have an Internet Security package installed - Norton NIS, N360; Kaspersky, McAfee, etc...?



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Hey there!

I've been having problems with WLM 9.0 (14.0.8064.0206, 14.0.8050.1202). WLM Keeps popping up from the taskbarn everytime I minimize Firefox. When I minimize other windows or applications, WLM keeps it's position in the taskbar like it should.

So there's some kind of problem between WLM and Firefox, but what the problem is, I dont know.

Any thoughts?

A:Problems with Windows Live Messenger 9.0.


I have W7 beta 7000, WLM9 and FF latest version and have not noticed this behaviour. Which W7 beta do you use?

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I cannot see the bar on my windows live messenger Version 9 that tells me who I am talking to in my tabbed chats! It is realy annoying me because I can only talk to one person at a time! What can I do!

A:Windows Live Messenger Problems!

uninstall and reinstall new copy

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Ok, does this happen to anyone else?
You go to bed, things are working fine, but wake up and it is screwed up?
The midnite gremlins always seem to play havoc with me!
Now when I login to windows live messenger, I get the "so and so wants to add you to their list" box for anyone and everyone who has ever been on my list or in my contact list. I am talking a hundred or more of these boxes I have to manually cancel!

This happened at work, but my home computer was ok.
Now it does it at home, but my new work computer doesn't do it

What is up with messenger?

If you say uninstall and reinstall, how does one save all the custom emoticons? And I did this at my first work computer and it made no difference! You would think that your profile and setup would be the same on any computer but with this it isn't, why not?

Anyone got an idea??????

[email protected] me if u want

Also, does xp have a fix or repair section where it will diagnosis itself and little things will be repaired-such as selective password rememberance, IE7 stuff?

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Ok, so I recently had my ISP changed, and all of a sudden I couldn't get webcams to work on windows live messenger. No one's cams worked, not mine, not my friends, no one.
I called my ISP and they said it wasn't them, I reinstalled messenger, I've had no luck.
I can still make video calls but they're slow and pixelated.
What can I do?????

A:Windows Live Messenger Cam Problems

check internet speed what was you on before changing?


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Hey guys, I'm really stuck.

I've just downloaded Windows Live Messenger and I can't get it to sign me in.
Every time I click the Sign In button, it pauses for a few seconds and then a box comes up saying:

"Signing in to Windows Live Messenger failed because the service it temporarily unavailable. Error code: 800401f3".

I've been trying to sort out the connections but I have no idea what I'm doing, any help would be muchly appreciated.



A:Windows Live Messenger problems

click on the drop down bar and go to tools---->options then select the network tab and try the connection tests and such. Also try advanced connection and let me whats in there if anything.

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With or without running Kaspersky antivirus trial i cannot access from my windows live messenger my hotmail account. It says something about java not installed or blocked.

I downloaded / updated Java from the Sun site and the old JSE enviroment like it says on your site was deleted . Now Messenger went haywire.

Please help!

first post original logs and problems with "My Computer":



A:Windows Live Messenger Problems

Please be patient and wait for replies to your first HJT help thread - and do not create new threads to get attention.

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Hi guys, hoping you will be able to help me out with my Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft forced all users to update to this new version, great, well not really for a lot of people, like me :S, I am now receiving error 80040154, I have tried EVERYTHING that I can find to try and fix it with no luck. Internet connection is fine, firewall is set up correct, and so is everything else, I can't find where this error is and nor can I fix it, all help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Jake.

A:Windows Live Messenger Problems

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When I try to Log in to my MSN IM, it just freezes and stays frozen till I restart my computer and then it freezes again. I try to you Ctrl+Alt+Del, but it won't load it. Thanks


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I am having problems with Windows Live Messenger, I have windows Vista, could this be the problem? When I try to sign in, the message either says that my "IP Address is not correct" or that WLM is temporarily unavailable. I have uninstalled, and installed a couple of times, nothing is working. I have tried everything that the messenger help service advises.....NOTHING IS WORKING!!
Can anyone help with what to do.....or is there another messenger service I could use instead?

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Hi all, Im hoping someone can help with the new windows live messenger which I have downloaded recently. I cant seem to access some of the content and am being given an error message of " your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display correctly."

I have searched my security settings in IE and Mozilla firefox but it doesnt seem to make any difference.

Any help would be appreciated.......

A:windows live messenger problems

A few questions:

1) do you have any firewalls running? Some firewalls can be configured to block ActiveX content, as it a known route of infection.

2) Have you tried uninstalling, downloading a fresh copy, rebooting, and then re-installing. Sometimes this clears up "weird problems" with software.

This will help me and the rest of us see if we can't figure out the source of the problem.

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Hi, I have being getting the error since this afternoon now
i have also search tru and read tru many website regarding the error 81000306

Well the Windows Live Messenger works fine earlier this morning while during the noon, me and my housemate changed the ISP since we have being using our friend's internet
And since we have our own ISP now, we switched the router and start using the internet
All works fine accept i cannot access into windows live messenger.
the thing says that It is not connect to .Net Messenger Services.

Runned all the rgsrv32 dll files, cleared the Socks, Flushed the DNS but none ever work.

It is still the same router tho Linksys that the MSN actually work before the switch of ISP
so either there's something wrong with the ISP or there's something that i need to configure.

Any Ideas where i Should start and do?
Thanks in Advances, much is appreciated and if you live in Asia, i'll buy you some beer.

[edit] i'd just noticed that i cant actualyl access into my hotmail accounts nor can i actualyl post anything at certain forum nor does certain microsoft website works, such as entries of windows and stuff

it would only show blank page after i post or login which basically i got nothing

wait maybe it work from which the problem may lies to the internet making most of the page load into blanks

A:Problems for Windows Live Messenger

Several current threads on TechSpot about this issue. Please search for information that will help you. If you do not find it from existing threads, please advise.

EDIT: Here's one: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic125191.html

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I downloaded the newer version of windows live messenger, I had to update it because I could not log in. After updating to the 2009 version I signed in and I lost all of my contacts they are all missing . I then up graded by IE to IE8 thinking this was the problem. Well it didn't work. I checked all of my options out and they were what the shoud be. I went to the connections part of the program and noticed that there was and error in my connection I refreshed it and it is still there. I can't use the diagnose connection problems because I don't have access to it. I have removed the program and then reinstalled it and still nothing. I can't send out invitations to invite my old contacts. One of them sent me an IM and the program froze up my cursor had the hour glass beside it and stayed that way for a long time. I then exited the program and it said it was not responding. Can anyone help me. I am running Windows XP. Thanks in advance,

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Okay, so a few days ago I updated my Windows Essentials and it updated my messenger to 2011. I did not like that version, so I uninstalled it from my laptop. Then I installed an the old version I liked, (or I think I did.)
Anyways, the problem is with my cam.
As you can see, it says "Start or stop a video call" It did not say that before. It used to say " Invite contact to send cam" or " Send your cam". Now it only says "Start or stop video call"
Does anyone know how to fix this and make back to what it said before? I really need it back to that way. Or is there a version of messenger that has it that way? All help is appreciated. Thank you very much.

A:Windows Live Messenger problems

Well, an update, I asked some friends and this is what happened.

This one can see the old version options.
But this friend says that "start or stop video call" is given to him for all his contacts.
But at the same time, this friend said that the option "start or stop video call" is only given to me. To the rest of her contact list, its a normal "send cam" or "start or stop contact's cam"
Is there any way to configure my settings on messenger to show the option "send my cam" or "start or stop contact's cam" instead of "start or stop video call" ??
I would really really appreciate any help on this. Please. All ideas are welcome. I really need the help. PLEASE.

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I am haveing trouble installing the 2011 windows live messenger on my windows vista. I downloaded the direct download for messenger and that worked but now it is telling me to upgrade to the 2011 messenger version before it lets me sign in.
Is there a direct download for the 2011 version of windows live messenger?

A:trouble installing windows live messenger on vista

Here is the most current version
Windows Live Messenger 2011 - Instant messaging (IM), video chat

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I recently got a new laptop with Vista Ultimate x64 and am constantly having to force both Windows Live Messenger and Internet Explorer to "end task". WL messenger works if I've just turned my computer on, but if the laptop is closed while on or if it is left alone and goes into sleep mode when I return to the computer I can't open the program and it will say I am no longer signed on, yet it shows up on my task bar. I have to actually open the task manager, end the program, and then re-start it in order to use it. I am having a similar problem with hotmail. I log-in to my account and am able to use the program for a short amount of time, but soon after it freezes--I can't click on emails, new folders, or go to a new website in that tab on ie. It won't even let me close the tab.
This issue is incredibly frustrating--can anybody tell me how to fix it?

A:Hotmail & Windows Live Messenger Freeze on Vista--why??

Originally Posted by ceybee

I recently got a new laptop with Vista Ultimate x64 and am constantly having to force both Windows Live Messenger and Internet Explorer to "end task". WL messenger works if I've just turned my computer on, but if the laptop is closed while on or if it is left alone and goes into sleep mode when I return to the computer I can't open the program and it will say I am no longer signed on, yet it shows up on my task bar. I have to actually open the task manager, end the program, and then re-start it in order to use it. I am having a similar problem with hotmail. I log-in to my account and am able to use the program for a short amount of time, but soon after it freezes--I can't click on emails, new folders, or go to a new website in that tab on ie. It won't even let me close the tab.
This issue is incredibly frustrating--can anybody tell me how to fix it?

Hi Ceybee,

How much RAM does your computer have?

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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but i'll try anyway!!

I'm using a laptop i have at my parents house & i haven't been here for a few weeks, logged on today and was uanble to sign in to windows messenger, via the msn toolbar. It just froze and i had to shut everything down and start again.

I used ctrl, alt delete and had a program running called search_glow (i think it was called that) did a quick search on it and most things on it seemed to say just delete the windows/msn toolbar and the problem should be solved. I done this, but then i still couldn't log into messenger, so i deleted all windows messenger bits via add/remove programmes and tried re-installing it. Seemed to work but then nothing happened when i tried to open it by clicking start then windows live messenger!!

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling it a couple of times but didnt seem to do much good! so i thought i'd restart the laptop and try again!!

Touble is when i tried to restart it keeps saying msnmsgr.exe is still running and asks if i want to end it, i click end now and it seems to do its stuff, then it just comes up with the same thing over and over, even though i ask it to end it!!

So i went into ctrl/alt delete and clicked on processes and there's about 15 entries for msnmsgr.exe if i click one and select end process it says terminating a process can cause undesirable results including loss of data and system instabili... Read more

A:Windows Live Messenger/Msnmsgr.exe problems!

I have sort of managed to solve this!!!

I figured if there was 15 processes for msnmsgr running then i'd need to click end task at least 15 times before i could restart the laptop!! Seems to have worked and everything seems ok (for now!!)

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My problem seems to be Hotmail (mail.live.com) signing in by itself in the messenger form.

Everytime I log on my MSN, not even 15 seconds after, I receive a message saying we are 2 logged on my MSN (it says it's mail.live.com), and 15 seconds after it logs me off, kind of annoying.

I go in my email, everything is off and crap. Changed the password, secret question, everything and it still persist.

Anyone know what can be the cause?
Thanks in advance.

If you need some other info, just say.

Windows Vista Ultimate, latest version of Windows Live Messenger, Norton 360 4.0 Premier Edition.
(Sorry for my bad english, i'm French.)

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Downloaded Messenger 2011 onto my new computer recently; however, when I went to open it, it couldn't find the files it needed. Went searching for the program everywhere, nowhere to be found, not even on the Programs List. So, I decided, best thing to do would be to re-download it, but when the new installer opened, it said that the program was already installed, despite its apparent absence from the computer.
There is a similar problem with Adobe Flash - tried to re-download it, but it continues to believe it's on my system. Hopefully I explained the problem well :/

Any and all help appreciated.

A:Windows Live Messenger - Installation Problems

Hi Taffy13, Have you try to re-install the MSN Live Messenger? Go to Control Panel>Under Program>Click Uninstall a Program. There could be a problem with the registry. Did you install the MSN on different drive?

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I somehow got a virus/worm/thing related to my Windows Live account. Whenever I would log in, I would send a message with a link to all online contacts (the message being "HOT! HOT! www.isexsexsex.com" or something close to that). I would also spam any contacts of mine that came online while I was. I personally couldn't see the message going out, and I was not logged out of my account. I spent half a day trying to get rid of this dang thing before finally giving up. I first changed my password and security question, but that didn't work. Then I went and downloaded and updated every antivirus/antispyware program I could think of (Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, Crap Cleaner, Glary Utilities, AVG). After everything was fully updated, I disconnected my computer from the internet and ran scans from all of the above mentioned programs. While the scans were going on, I went on to a completely different computer and changed my passwords to all my important web accounts, then changed my Windows Live account password and security question to a completely different password from the rest. After all the scans on the infected computer were completed and everything they found cleaned up, I uninstalled Windows Live completely, then installed it again fresh. I then reconnected to the internet, and tried signing into Windows Live. Same thing happened, I was still spamming people. I then proceeded to go and manually check all my running processes, and they were all leg... Read more

A:Windows Live Messenger Virus Problems

Hi Legile Blade,Before thinking of a reformat, there are still a few steps that can be taken. I want to ask you to do two scans and post me the results. If you did scans with these programs already, please let me know. Did you update the programs you mention in your post you used to scan?Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.ATF-CLEANER------------------Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. (This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only)Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.Please download SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to la... Read more

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My MSN keeps disconnecting and im not receiving incoming messages. Ive contacted MSn multiple times but they cant seem to do much. Ive reisntalled, dont every troubleshooting tip ever but nothing works. It happens on my PC and my laptop, connected via wireless. Im in dire need of help! Thanks!

A:Windows Live Messenger- ONGOING PROBLEMS!


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For some reasons, i could not install Windows live messengers 9.0. It says:

Messenger couldnt be installed because we had trouble installing this requirement.
Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime
An error occurred during the installation of assembly
Please refer to help and support for more information
Please close all other open programs, and then try again. It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working. hr:0x80070643

I am using Vista on a Dell laptop. I did not open any program when i install it and i tried about 5 different installation file.

Many thanks for any help.


A:Problems with Windows live messenger 9.0 installation

You might have some left over installation file information in your registry. Try running the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and remove any old instances of Messenger and Visual Studios you find in the output list. Download the cleanup file and save. Then run as Administrator.

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Program: Windows Live Messenger Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726)
OS: Vista Build 6002: SP2

Does my computer or messenger keep track of my add contact/delete/block/etc activity so that I can show it to someone.

Problem Summary and Troubleshooting done:
-not able to receive new contact add requests
>> I checked to make sure new add notification option in messenger is checked (and it is)
>> I send the request instead and it works

-messenger automatically blocking newly added contacts upon add
>> Happens to all new contacts I send the add request to
>> Used my own newly created @live.com email to test this and it is blocked upon add (is there some hidden privacy feature that I have enabled but am unaware of?)
>> I right click and manually unblock the new contact and it seems to work

-messenger 'not responding' with my msn account (i use an @hotmail.com)
>>Tried using different computer, same 'not responding' issue
>>Someone else logs in right after on their account on same computer no 'not responding issue' at all
>> Tried to use the Microsoft Automatic Fix did not work for me

-messenger reverse list feature issue
>> Used my new email test account to verify to myself that it does not work because I did not delete myself
>> Looked through Windows Live Solutions Center found reverse list malfunction is a known is... Read more

A:Windows Live Messenger Computer Problems

Hi I know you can go to tools then options in messenger then privacy and see who has added you to their contacts list, and also see who you have blocked,you can also see where the folder with you conversations is kept,are you running the beta version as you could expect issues with that,I'am afraid that is as much as I can tell you about where to find things

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I seem to have lost the ability to load up Windows Live Messenger on my computer. None of the desktop icons work. I've tried running the "msnmsgr.exe" in Run... but that didnt work either. My next step was to try re-installing messenger on my computer. So I downloaded the setup file. However when I come to uninstalling the previous version in Add/Remove Programs, there is no "Windows Live Messenger" in the list ( the only windows live item in the list is "windows live essentials". And, of course, installing wndows live messenger from the setup file requires the previous version to be removed first (strangely, it comes up with 2 error messages when I initiate the setup file).

I have recently installed a new wireless broadband router, replacing my old one which had broken. Since the new router was installed (12th March) I have been experiencing this problem. Could be completely unrelated though.

As far as I am aware I have not deleted any Windows Live Messenger files on my computer. And "msnmsgr.exe" is still present in the Program Files folder.
So... yeah, I am slightly confused. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger Problems

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Whenever I try to log in to WLM, it shows me this:

I have internet, I have everything right except that it doesn't let me log in. The specs are :
Operating System: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: Intel Pentium T4400 @ 2.20GHz Penryn 45nm Technology
RAM: 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0G848F (Microprocessor)
Hard Drives: 488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0 (SATA)

I use AVG Internet Security 2011 and MBAM Pro.
Note: This is NOT my PC it is a friend's computer that I am trying to fix.

A:Problems with Windows Live Messenger 2009 (v14)

Are Date and Time Settings correct on the machine?
Have you tried this old trick?
Have you tried reinstalling it with original MS package?
I see wlsetup-custom.exe file on the screenshot, and its name does not sounds original to me. Usually it is wlsetup-web.exe or wlsetup-all.exe
Direct MS links for MS Live Essential can be obtained here
Download Windows Live Essentials (Messenger) Version 2009 for Windows 7 ? My Digital Life

Also, what does it shows when you click on Show Details button at the bottom?

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Hello, Since the installation of the new Windows Live Messenger I cannot sign in anymore into windows live messenger (this only on XP SP3 , Vista is OK) See attached screenshots, I found some entry in the Hosts file can this be related? If yes what do I need to do?Thanks in advanceEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:New version Windows Live Messenger problems

Hello , I try to edit and change the XP Hosts file with Notepad but when I save I receive an error popup I will wait for an answer now .... it become too dangerous ....

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I think a program I used for uninstalling windows live messenger has deleted some core programs and windows fails to do simple tasks like copying and pasting.

I was having issues with windows live messenger and was attempting to uninstall all componants and reinstall again but it wouldn't let me uninstall. After reading old forums on other sites I saw Revo Uninstaller pop up alot so I went with that.

After uninstalling with that, just going through the steps it said. I seem to have lost many basic functions. Noted so far, it doesn't realise connection status although I am online. Signing in to msn blue screen restarts my system. inabillity to cut, copy and paste files. Fails to system restore for some reason.

Any explanation and oppinions on my situation would be very greatful. I really don't want to have to lose any files currently not on my harddrive and I'm unsure what else to try.

I'm not very experienced with computers so if you give me replies in lay terms it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows live messenger and now my whole system is having problems.

Hi -

See if system restore can help here. Choose a restore point prior to Live Messenger uninstall attempts -
START | type rstrui into the Start Search box | choose restore point

Regards. . .



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Hi, i recently recieved a message from a contact stating 'Your Pics are published here ' with a link to a site. I clicked the link, suspecting it to be me out on a drama trip. The link led to nothing...

A while later a friend informed me online that he was getting messages from me stating the same thing. I also noticed that conversation windows open and close, presumably to spread the message. I know there have been many threads posted like these, but this seems to be a newer version of the beast....

I have encountered another problem as well, a windows keep openeing named 'Trx66.ibann'. It has bogus offers and redirects my searchs to unrelated sites (especially when i try to play the game Urban Dead). I used my computers search function to find files which shared its name; i deleted them but it has continued.... I've tried a few 'problem solvers' like Vundo but they've all failed.... any help would be appreciated.

Here is my HJT report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:51:29, on 21/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDO... Read more

A:Windows Live Messenger and trx66 Problems....

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of SDFix and make sure you are disconnected from the Internet after downloading the program but before extracting the files.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with SDFix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.
Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter
Choose your usual account.

Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
It will remove any Trojan Ser... Read more

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I have a new notebook since today (Asus Aspire 5102) with Windows Vista on it.
I installed Windows Live Messenger but I can't connect to the .net network. It says that the firewall isn't set up properly for Windows Live Messenger.

Though, the firewall is shut down...

So I got no firewall up and running. I have the same problem with the Windows Vista update system, AVG Update manager. They can't connect to the internet.

The internet connection is fine, I can surf on the net with internet explorer and firefox.

Anybody has an idea what the problem could be?

Thanks in advance.

A:80072ee7 with Windows Live Messenger, AVG/Vista Update problem

Hello Philip,

For windows live messenger you have to edit firewall settings. Windows Firewall can prevent the message from leaving your computer, thereby preventing the malware from spreading to other users. This post on firewall settings for msn messenger describes how to check if it's your firewall that is blocking msn messenger. It would be helpful for you to get your Live Messenger up and running. ATB

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Hi, after I installed Vista Service Pack 1 on my my computer, Windows Live Messenger won't connect. It doesn't even try to connect, error 8008007e just pops up emidiatly when I press "log in". It worked perfect before I installed SP1, and I don't think there is a problem with my firewall.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Live Messenger can't connect after Vista SP1 install

Hi -

Error code 0x8007007e = ERROR_MOD_NOT_FOUND
126 (0x7e) - The specified module could not be found.

Re-install Windows Live. If the current install is corrupted, it should offer "repair" when you install. Otherwise, allow it to install.


Regards. . .



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I can't seem to determine if this is a fault of Vista or WLM itself, nowhere on the net can I seem to find anyone talking of this problem. In WLM, there are 2 ways to share files: you can drag and drop in a variety of places or you can use the menus to browse manually and share that way. I used to be able to do both. Now, however I can NOT drag and drop at ANY time in WLM. I CAN still use the menus and browse to share manually.
I have tried EVERYTHING I can possibly think of that could be blocking this from happening. I've scanned every last inch of WLM and Vista for things that could be related and I simply can't seem to pinpoint why I can't do it.
Also, I have already tried repairing WLM and uninstall/reinstall with no change in the issue. I am a minimalist when it comes to security, and do not use any anti-virus programs or 3rd party firewalls.

A:Windows Live Messenger/Vista - File Sharing Problem

This has been a issue with WLM for years. It seems every release of WLM it gets worse. I have the issue when I try to send files to my brother is goes dirt dirt slow...or doesnt even go at all. Theres real no fix to this issue...sorry your having the same problem..

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