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Video Calls Not Working On Windows Live

Q: Video Calls Not Working On Windows Live

My webcam works fine on its own but when I try Video Calls on windows live with it every thing crashes. I can make phone calls fine and typeing works great. Then as soon as It trys to found the cam if freezies up. I get a error messaging saying

C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\WER526f.dir00\msnmsgr.exe mdmp

I dont understand it so havn't got a clue how to solve this.

Can anyone help?

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I'm trying to use the latest version on Windows Live Messenger Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) to make video calls. I have a working webcam and microphone setup already. The problem is that the option to start a video call is faded out, therefore meaning I can't click on it. All the different ways to start a video call are faded out, which means I can't click on it. All the setting under "Tools" -> "Set Up Audio and Video" are correct. I am running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 1000 (includes microphone) that is working perfectly fine.

What can I do in order to get video calls in Windows Live Messenger?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Can't make video calls in Windows Live Messenger

I haven't used Windows Live Messenger for quite some time . You might try uninstalling it . Restart the computer then download and install again .

I presently use Skype for video calls .

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I have a HP Pavillon dv6000 with an intergrated webcam, and it comes pre-installed with Cyberlink Youcam software (and in case u ask, yes I do have the latest update of it). Im using Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit and Service Pack 1.

Video calls with people who do not have Windows live messenger 2009 (or any of the beta versions) is perfectly fine and show is sending and viewing each others webcam. With WLM09 users, I can send and view my contacts' webcam just fine like always.

However since I installed the new messenger I cannot video call other contacts with the new messenger. The second I click the Video tab to start a call, my messenger freezes, and the same happens if I accept their call.

I found one way of going around it, under audio and video set up if I do not set the CyberLink Web Camera Filter as the webcam I want to use, i.e. I select the default Simplo Webcam, which is the webcam with no software, it works! The only problem is the video quality is TERRIBLE and dark when I choose Simplo Webcam for some strange reason. I have always used CyberLink in all my previous versions of messenger and it worked fine. All the advanced webcam settings, brightness contrast blah blah blah, are the same so I dont know why the video quality is so poor..

In the preview in audio and video set up the video is very clear and crisp either way. Thats about all the information I know.

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A:live messenger 2009 freezes in video calls

Has there been any development with this as I am having exactly the same issue. Video Calls are fine with people using an older version of messenger, but if they are using the current version like me it freezes as soon as we try to connect (if they call me, or I call them). I have tried the "fix" you sugested and it sort of works, but as you said, the video quality is extremely poor, and very laggy.
My laptop is also a DV6000 series but running Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hi all,

am a complete basic user happy to email and surf but would like to video call from skype and facebook. everytime I try to do this I get error messages advising windows installer pack could not be found, accessed or is not registered properly. I am lost!! just want video call with the family hahahaha xx


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I recently purchased an Icat camera. I have netmeeting software but i cannot figure out how to use it! If i want to make a video call to a friend who has a camera, how do i do it? do i need netmeeting?

A:video calls on the net, how do i do it

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hi there

im currenty using MSN messenger live, i have a webcam with mic now if i open the camera up software wise, the picture is great and if i use the sound recorder on win XP the webcam mic pics my voice up perfectly and exelent playback. but when i use msn and i have tuned up the mic and camera under settings, the voice is terrible, stuttery, crackly cuts out, im on 1 meg broadband, i have held the record button on msn down and sends a prerecording of my message great, its just naff doing it live. any ideas or better voice/video messenger's? im guessing its my connection speed holding me back.

thanks in advance

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Like many people, I have been using Zoom a lot recently I use Zoom on my Lenovo IdeaPad and I connect a bluetooth headset because I find the built in microphone is not really loud enough. However, every 15 minutes or so, I get an alert that my speaker is not working. At that point I need to turn off my headphones and turn them back on. When I do that, the entire Zoom will freeze. Does anyone know of a way I can fix this?

I have a IdeaPad S340-15IWL. I have been using a LG bluetooth collar.
I also used JBL Endurance Sprint - and the same thing happened.
Today I tried Anker SoundBuds Slim - these had the same issue.
Then Anker SoundBuds had another problem - they work, but when they are connected to my computer, I cannot hear anything through them. I know they work because when I connected it to a phone I was able to hear.

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Hey guys. I have a query... i wanted to know if video calls that dont use end to end encryption can be recorded if they pass thru a server even after d call has "ended"..??? Is that possible? The video beinf stored in d server itself in some sort of a hard drive?

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Do I need to instal yahoo messenger or skype to do that? If so this is a bloody unusefull app.
Why I cannot add more than microsoft account and Facebook?

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Hi all,

I been using Skype for a long time now, but have only recently started using the video call feature. I find it quite useful. The problem is that the video freezes after a minute or two when I make video calls. I then have to restart to unfreeze it. I can be a hassle. The video freezes on both sides of the video call. One minute my video would freeze then the other side freezes as well. The audio is fine. There is nothing wrong with my webcam.

I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 1000. Windows XP Professional. Service Pack 3.
I have version of Skype

How can I make video calls that don't freeze?

Thanks in advance.

A:Frozen Video Calls in Skype

My experience has been that if I have too many extra's turned on the camera, it might freeze. I have a Logitech cam, and it has a feature called Low-light boost that sometimes has given me problems. (also accessed through Skype at Tools>Options>Video Settings. Then click on the button that says Webcam settings>Advanced Tab).

Other possibilities:
*Double check your camera driver for the latest version.
*Bad internet connection (double check firewalls, anti-virus etc.)
*Make sure you have the latest version of DirectX
*Make sure the camera application software is running at the same time as Skype.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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Everytime I use Skype or Google Hangouts my computer completely crashes during the call at some point. It can be 10 minutes in or 40 minutes in. I have reinstalled Skype. I have reinstalled my audio drivers as I thought it might be Conexon Smart Audio causing the crash (I have an ASUS K501U).

Recently I made some changes to speed up my CPU, I increased the quad cores (which I have subsequently decreased again) deleted my temporary files and deleted some unwanted applications. I also disabled start-up on some applications.

Since this point I have been experiencing problems. Can somebody please help! Thanks.

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Hi all

just when I decided to invest in a smart TV and looking forward to using Skype to video call - Microsoft in its wisdom has decided to pull the support for the app and quick as a flash Samsung - the maker of the TV I was going to buy say it will no longer be available on their new smart tvs from June this year (2016). So now I'm totally confused as to what is a next best option to do video calls on a TV.

I know there will be other options and ways round this but I want the next best quality option without too much fuss when I want to use it. Would it be better to go back to HD and link the TV to a pc either via cable or wirelessly - can I use Chrome cast. Whatever I do it needs to be easy to use on a daily basis - I want to use this to teach online. In particular, does anyone have experience of using Google talk on a TV ??? please share
I realise I may have to get another monitor for my pc now to make this happen but I want to persevere with having a TV option too. ANY help and advice welcome but please use plain speak in any replies, thanks in advance.

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Could anyone please tell me how I can use cyberlink youcam on MSN. If i open youtube to record myself - cyberlink opens up with the effects bar but whenever i try to make a video call on MSN it doesn't open. Does anyone have any idea how I can get it to open for MSN?

Thank you in advance

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I was wondering if there is any software on the net which are free that i can record msn chats and no trails please or " purchase to use this feature" please . just a smiple free product that records msn video calls.
Thanks in advance

A:Free software to record msn video calls?

Perhaps this is what you're looking for: MSN Webcam Recorder - Save/Capture/Record MSN Messenger Web Cam.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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We all use  MS Office communicator 2007 r2 on our small network (approx 30 users). I have no problem at all with outgoing video calls (I video call anyone on that same local network and everything works fast). But when the other users of that same network do video call me, I just see the sign of an up arrow that keeps moving (the usual sign that there is an upcoming call), but the video call window of the incoming call never displays. Eventually, the incoming call is dropped because I can't pick it up. Thanks for your help

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We all use  MS Office communicator 2007 r2 on our small network (approx 30 users). I have no problem at all with outgoing video calls (I video call anyone on that same local network and everything works fast). But when the other users of that same network do video call me, I just see the sign of an up arrow that keeps moving (the usual sign that there is an upcoming call), but the video call window of the incoming call never displays. Eventually, the incoming call is dropped because I can't pick it up. Thanks for your help

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Get the family together this Christmas, on the internet

Skype is a godsend for those families with members dotted all across the UK, or across the globe, in many cases, with the latest news that Skype is set to support video-calling for up to ten people at the same time sure to please many users.
The latest beta of Skype 5.0 for Windows introduces the new group vid-chat feature, with no word on when Mac users will get the same as yet.
"The second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a number of changes both outside and in ? most importantly, you can now make group video calls with up to 10 people," the company announced on its website.
"It also welcomes in a fresh new look, as well as increased stability and better quality when making group video calls."
Sleeker, neater, crisper
The latest version of Skype is, we are informed, "sleeker, neater and crisper than before," and adds another new feature called Skype Home.
Skype Home lets you follow your contacts' mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message and receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.
Fancy testing Skype 5.0 out? You can download it now.


A:Skype beta 5 adds video-calls for groups of 10 people

I have been waiting for this feature. Video conferencing for free should attract a healthy following from many corporations.

Update: It's not free.

This beta version comes with a free trial of group video calling

Oh well!

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I have a problem with video streaming. I can't pause any live event on video on demand, web tv or youtube if the event is live. For the recordings (which are already on the server) it works ok. But if the video is live, pause does not work (it stops when you pause it, but when play it it starts from the current video time not from the time you made a pause). Tried on firefox, google chrome - same thing. And it doesn't matter you watch on adobe flash or html5. The computer is new with original drivers from shop with windows 10 (lenovo ideapad 510-15isk model name 80sr). Tried to update video card, says it is newest. Uninstalled chrome, firefox and flash (cleaned registry, deleted folders) and installed again - still the same.

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I have windows live messenger and cant figure out how to get video chat to work like in yahoo messenger. I have a web cam installed, it works with yahoo messenger, oovoo messenger but with windows live messenger I have nothing. What gives?

A:windows live messenger no video


I have a similar problem, so rather than start a new thread...

Am running a new Sony laptop with a built in web cam. Webcam works OK with the supplied software, (ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2) but does not function with WLM, whether or not the cam has been disconnected after using the ArcSoft application

When I try to run Audio & Video Setup on WLM I get the following message: "We are unable to run Audio & Video Set Up"

The version of WLM that I am using is 2009 (build, 14.0.8064.206)

Would be grateful if anyone has any ideas

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Windows Live Video Messages Beta

You can view, record, and send Video Messages from any computer, using any webcam

Available to public on 9.9.08

Windows Live Video Messages Beta

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Hi all,

Since 1 or 2 weeks ago, Windows live messenger only left me with video conversations, it is not possible for me anymore to only turn on my cam, or the cam of my contact. It happened very suddenly and i have tried everything to make it disappear, you see, my computer is not the fastest, so a video conversation is allready very hard for my computer.

I hope to get replied soon!

Thank you!

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I have a new system which runs windows 7. When using live messenger the audio works fine both ways but the video only works on the incoming side the outgoing screen is grey.
The web cam was taken from my old XP system and it still works fine on this. It is a Creative Labs IM pro web cam.
Can any one offer any suggestions

A:Windows live messenger video issues

Welcome to SevenForums tilly49

Did you download and install the proper drivers for this cam?

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Hi guys,

We cut the cable and are relying on Roku (in the bedroom) and Xbox 360 (in the living room) to watch TV through Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. We had some nasty weather come through this week and my other half (some may say my better half) wanted to just have the weather on the TV while we were hanging out. So, I set off to make that happen.

A local TV station (1011now.com) has a Livestream feature on their site, which requires Adobe FlashPlayer, and I was hoping to use that. However, Xbox 360's version of Internet Explorer does not support FlashPlayer. So, I scoured the web to see what I could find and it seemed that I may be able to stream video from my computer to the Xbox via web browser.

After about 30 hours of frustration and a fresh installation of Windows, I finally have my computer linked to my Xbox 360. I can play videos and music from my computer libraries without any problems. That being said, I still can't for the life of me figure out how to stream the FlashPlayer content to the 360.

I also learned that I don't have Windows Media Center (WMC) on my computer, which is what the 360 wants to use to do that kind of thing. I also learned that WMC isn't available for Windows 8.1. That is, unless I've grossly misunderstood something.

Any ideas on how I could make this happen?

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Windows Live Mail doesn't have the Source, Edit, HTML tabs like Outlook Express so it's almost impossible to embed videos into Live Mail. So, I tried a few things and found the following to work best:

One way of embedding video is using stationery (need to know a little html, =very little=) - works in Outlook, Outlook Express & Windows Live Mail (Vista & Win7).
Create a new stationery (html) using a text editor or an existing stationery html file (name the new stationery - "Embedded Video.htm" - without the quotes and save it to the Stationery folder).

WinXP Stationery folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery

Win Vista & 7 Stationery folders:
C:\Users\"username"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Window s Mail\Stationery
C:\Users\"username"\Documents\My Stationery

Then create a blank (white background) JPG pic file (800 x 600 pixels) - name the pic file "Embedded Video.jpg" and save to the same Stationery folder. When you need to send an embedded email just modify the new stationery you've added placing the embed code between the <BODY></BODY> tags.
Don't forget to modify the <BODY> tag with your picture info. I.E. <BODY id="ridBody" background="Embedded Video.jpg">

Example of Stationery html code below:

font-family: Segoe UI;
font-size: 10pt;
color: 000000;
margin-left: 10 px;
margin-top: 15 px;
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A:Embed Youtube Video into Windows Live Mail

I've heard that WLM 2011 does not have a stationary option, but it does have html email. Is there a way to do this w/o stationary?

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Hi every1

my friend facing this problem

We Are Unable To Run Audio And Video In Windows Live Messenger
when he is using Windows live Messenger Audio And Video

i followed this step


it is not working

what to do?

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so i uploaded a video from my camera onto wlmm, then saved it onto my usb. then i plugged it into my laptop and now its a .wlmp file and i do know how to convert it to .wlp but it says that there is no file! like it has a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark and i dont know what to do becasue ive already tried emailing it to myself and opening it on my laptop but it just wont work! i need help soon as its for a huge project!

A:ploading video on windows live movie maker

The .wlmp file is a project file, not a video. You need to open the project in WLMM and save it as a movie.

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Hi, I have been doing video calls with no problems until today. Instead of a picture of the person I'm talking to I have a picture of a webcam with a red cross through it. They can see me and hear me and I can hear them. My OS is XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit. Is this a problem from their side or mine? Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Live Messenger video call problem

i'm having the same issue, but from the other side of the coin. I'm calling someone and I can see and hear them fine, but they can't see me. I'm running win 7. I suspect it has something to do with the latest update for live messenger.

Come on Microsoft knock this crap off. My family and I will be moving to a different im provider, maybe google if they don't get their act together.

If anyone knows of a solution, i'd also be interested.

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hi. windows 7 premium, hp g62 laptop. lots of free space. firefox. i have looked at a lot of tutorials showing how to split a long video into the short part i want to keep. they all have one thing in common: their screen doesn't look anything like mine.
they say to to the forsibleaoolllbe, and i don't have one. they say look at the lower left of the screen. there's nothing there to clicck. sounds goofy i know, but it's true. thanks, boyd,.

A:How split video in windows live movie maker

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i am trying voice chat over windows live. i can hear the person on the otherside, but he is not able to hear me..this happens with other people with whom i try to chat also.
but everything works just fine with skype. i appreciate whatever help that can be extended regarding my problem. Thank you in advance.

A:Mic not working on windows live

Have you run the audio/video set up?


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ok granted this isnt strictly a seven issue, but everyone here has been very helpful so i thought id approach you with this.

Both in xp, and windows 7, nothing having anything to do with windows live will work for me.

Id been using pidgin and Windows live messenger side by side for sometime, but after uninstaliing pidgin, i havent been able to log into windows live messenger. i reinstalled it and still no joy.

Windows live messenger gave me the error code 80048820

there are some standard steps given by every single site ive visited

as entailed here Windows Live Help

ive tried every single one of these and i still get the same message. i cant load up hotmail anymore and even my yousendit express app cant sign in, but i can view/use any other website/service/program.

if anyone has any ideas i would really really appreciate it, i really need to get my messenger back up and running

A:windows live not working, help

Hmm... thats very odd, I'll give it a greater look later if its not resolved by then. Have you tried using/creating an alternate live account? That might help determine where exactly the problem lies. If it doesn't work on either XP or 7, it sounds like it might be something to do with your account or some sort of settings specifically.

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Hi all Recently I have got a Lenovo V330-15IKB (Model 81AX) and how in my job the compatibility force me to keep the OS as Windows 7, I chosed this laptop because I have seen that still have drivers for Windows 7.I begin install Windows 7 x64, took drivers from Lenovo site, but surprise, first at installing from USB when first didn't work from beginning the touchpad but didn't want to continue install because of USB drivers.I managed to install Windows 7 finally, but the drivers for Touchpad didn't want to work at all, whatever I try.The same is also the drivers for graphical card, nothing works!!!May I have some help to manage these two things working under Windows 7 x64? Many thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo V330-15IKB TouchPad not working in Windows 7 and video card drivers not working

You can try a program called DriverBooster. It can update/install missing drivers and replace faulty drivers. All of the drivers on the program are Microsoft WHQL tested and approved which means they are safe.

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I just installed Windows Live Messenger and it will not connect to it's service. When I clciked on Troubleshoot it said that it was having port problems, but I don't know how that's possible. I'm running the ESET Smart Security firewall and have never had a problem. And the firewall is configured to allow Messenger through!

I have run Live Messenger before on my system, so maybe it's pickup up some old registry entries or something. I'm stumped! Will probably try uninstalling, then reinstalling for now.

Other suggestions? Any known bugs that I should be aware of?

A:Windows LIve Messenger not working!

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I wondered if anyone knew why when I click on the WLM Games tab I immediately get 'The Service Is Unavailable'
Other than the obvious answer, I wondered if it was just me it was happening to, or if there was a way around it? Thanks

A:Windows Live Games Not Working?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Win...072eb84ae906c9Hi welcome to the forum.
See if the links below can help.
One containing video instruction that is particularly useful
Hope this helps.

"May be a network problem or service not available" - Games for Windows Live
windows live messenger 2011 adds games tab on Tutorial, How to's for windows live messenger 2011 adds games tab on Software Tutorial

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So guys I recently downloaded the new version of windows live messenger because i did not know that there was a new version! So i started it up and logged in i get this error
Please can you help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:!!Windows Live Messenger NOT WORKING!!

Quote: Originally Posted by IPSucks

So guys I recently downloaded the new version of windows live messenger because i did not know that there was a new version! So i started it up and logged in i get this error
Please can you help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Generally speaking, error code 8004005 means " access denied ". That you don't have proper privileges to do what you want.

Run a full virus scanning. It is possible your machine caught something.
Recommend that you use \malwarebytes to help you in that job. It is one of the best in the business.
Here is the download link. Pick the free version.
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

Questions :
1.You had installed a " new version " of live messenger. What year is that, 2011 ?

2. What year is your " old version " of live messenger, 2009 ?

3. How did you get the " old version " and how did you get the " new version " ?
By installing Windows Live Essentials or by installing the " standalone version " of windows live messenger ?

4. What did you do with the " old version " ?

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whenever I try to do something on Windows because I always fail.

I want to set up a default mail client pointed to Yahoo mail to automatically send me to that email program when I poke a email link on a web page. For the life of me I can't do it. Something called Live mail by Microsoft has me captured and that does not work.

Any hints??

A:Windows Live mail not working

A little more info

I also feel the title should be changed , as you will get little response

are you on windows 7
if all you want is an email program on your PC that will work with yahoo email server than i suggest
thunderbird https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/
as Windows live mail is nolonger supported or available for download from microsoft

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I, and a few of my other mates i facing problems signing into windows messenger for the last 6 weeks. We have done everything to going back to the old version of 7.4. This worked for a while but 4 weeks ago stopped working as well. Guys running XP are having no such problems. Only guys with Vista and Norton 07. the message i get when i try to sign is.

Sorry, we were unable to sign you into WLM at this time. Please try again later.

WLM has made several failed attempts to sign you in. Your firewall may be blocking WLM from connecting to the servie. Please review your firewall setting. See the retailer's instructions for more infor.

Error code: 80048820

Extended Error Code: 80048416.

My norton 07 is set to allow WLM and my windows defender is off. I have even done other stuff like allowing it to run as administrator but still same problem. I have reseaeched all over the net but got nothing. I am using LAN.

Please could someone please help us out. It a real pain coz web messenger just keeps getting to full.

Look forward to your help.


A:Windows live messenger not working

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Hey everyone

I have a problem that needs fixing! MY webcam works with every other program besides windows live messenger. Like it works with skype and programs that need webcams, but never for messenger. I click the button to start a webcam conversation, and everything works fine untill it tries to connect. It always gets cancelled for some reason. PLEASE HELP!

The computer is 32 bit, and windows live messenger is the 9.0 edition


A:Web cam is not working with Windows Live Messanger... HELP!

Setting up a webcam in Windows Live Messenger - Tips & Tweaks

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Im having some problems with IE 8 + Windows live messenger, Both have stopped working, When I try to log into messenger is gives me error code 80048820, And IE gives me a page cannot be displayed, I thought it may have been a virus or spyware. Firefox works fine. Im using Windows XP SP2. Anyone got any ideas?

Thank you

A:Windows Live Messenger + IE not working

Get rid of IE8 and go back to 7

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Having accomplished the change from Dual Boot W7 and XP to Single boot W7 (see my thread Problem reverting from Dual Boot to Single Boot) I am at a loss to understand why WLM is no longer functioning. It is almost as though WLM has been re-installed, but I certainly have not done that.

When I launch WLM I get an error message "Unable to send or receive messages for the Chaldon.plus (my.name) account. The host 'mal.plus.net' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly.

Server: 'mal.plus.net'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0D
Protocol: POP3
Port: 110
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 11004"

The server name is wrong, and having corrected it to 'mail.plus.net' (my ISP is Plusnet) and clicked on 'Send/Receive All email accounts' I then get a window: -
"Logon - Chaldon.plus (my.name). Please enter your user name and password for the following server". This is already filled in with server name 'mail.plus.net' and dots for the password. I retyped the password in case the one pre-entered was wromg but after clicking OK the same Logon window keeps re-appearing.

When I set up WLM I did alter the location of the Store but at the moment cannot remember exactly where, but almost sure it was a sub-folder of Data Files folder on M: drive. When WLM opens the left-hand pane shows only one account (Chaldon.plus (my.name) together with Quick Views, Outbox and Storage folders, but there is no sign at all of the accounts I set up ... Read more

A:Windows Live Mail not working

Hi Nosmas, in account properties, advanced tab, set as:-

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I have just purchased 3 Windows7 PCs. Up to this point I have always used Outlook Express, now the Windows7 come with Windows Live Mail. I set up all the mail information as always but get a password sign in box, then it says I have entered incorrect password?? I am thinking something is just not correct somewhere. My web server Hughes could not help me. I also installed Thunderbird mail on one to try and I had the same result. I have other computers with XP and Outlook Express mail that are working just fine. I need help

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, my Windows Live Messenger is not working. When I start it, I get a full white screen, then an error message saying the Windows Live Messenger has stopped working, and that a solution is being searched for. (Nothing ever seems to come from that search). I have uninstalled, and re-installed several times, both just Messenger and all Windows Live apps, but to no avail. When I sign in, it says I'm signed in in two places - but I can never find the other (and the message doesn't tell me when I right click on it). I'm told that it appears to my contacts as if I'm on line, and they can send me messages, which I can see and reply to - but I can't start a message sequence. Any theories?

A:Windows Live Messenger not working

Hi MaryB. Can't suggest how to restore Messenger, however you may have heard that it is being phased out and being replaced by Skype. So why not save yourself heartache and download the Skype for Windows 8 (New version). When you install it you have the option of using a new account or your existing Messenger account. If you have the latter including your password it will also auto-include your existing Contacts from Messenger while it installs. It's straightforward enough (use the free version) and I installed it on the 2nd day of having Windows 8 and it works perfectly.
Hope this helps.

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Hey, Matt here
Ok, here's the problem:

My friend lent me a couple of Iron maiden CD's to rip to my computer, so i put the first one in, and tried to rip it, and it crashed my computer 3 times. After i got logged in after the 3rd crash, windows live messenger wouldn't sign in, and i kept getting an error message saying the service was unavailable, or something. Unfortunately i cant say the exact message, because now it won't open up at all. When i click on the shortcut on the desktop, and the icon in the start menu, the loading indicator by the mouse pointer appears, but nothing happens. A similar thing happens when i try to load Windows Media Player, and my 32 bit Internet Explorer. my 64 bit IE works, but as most people know, it is near useless, as 64 bit IE doesn't support addons like flash.

I downloaded Mozzilla Firefox to replace 32 bit IE, but i really need Windows Live Messenger and WMP, ad it would be good to know that I had 32 bit IE if i felt like using it instead of firefox.

I tried going to add/remove programs and clicking repair on windows live messenger, but it just gives me the message -
"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

I looked on the internet, and some similar looking problems were given the suggestion of using the "windows cleanup utility". I tried to download it, but it didn't work, because of ... Read more

A:HELP! 32 bit IE, WMP and Windows Live Messenger not working

Hi Mattftw,

Have you run a scan with an Antivirus program to rule out the possibility of viruses?

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I have a problem with my Windows Live Mail not working. When I click on it I get a message to say that it is not working properly and then nothing happens.
I ran some Windows updates prior to this so I am pretty sure it has come from that.
What can I do?

A:Windows Live Mail not working

Close any/all Windows Live Programs you may have open.
Open Control Panel > Programs and Features
Find Windows Essentials 2012*
*if not Windows Essentials 2012 You should consider upgrading your version.
Follow this link to download/install...http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
If you are upgrading you can ignore the next step and go to the final step
Rt. Click the Windows Essentials 2012 entry in the program list and choose uninstall/change.
A window Uninstall or repair Windows Essentials programs opens.
Choose Repair all Windows Essentials Programs.
The repair process commences and will notify you when complete.
Upon completion click the Close button.
Finally Reboot the system. (Not required but highly recommended.

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Dear all, my windows live is not working now on my computer i am using P4, with win XP SP3, on my computer, before it was running well now windows live email is not running messanger is running, when i open it says database file is moved from original place, i delete the programme and reinstall it even then it is showing the same message, please help

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Hi all I had Windows Live Messenger as an older version and it was working fine. I tried updating today to the newest version, and now it won't sign in at all. I put in my email information and password and it has the little blue guys spinning around then stops and is back at the sign in information. If I do this enough it will pop up a box saying it encountered a problem.

I have Windows XP.

I'm not sure what other information to give. Do I need to give the error information, and if so how do I find that?

Does anyone mind helping me with this? I did a search and was not sure if anyone else had my same problem.

Thank you very much!

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