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Windows Live MSN Error Code 80072efd

Q: Windows Live MSN Error Code 80072efd


For the past few days I have been unable to sign into my MSN. I get this msg: We can't sign you in to Windows Live Messenger. Theremight be a problem with you Internet Connection. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

When I click "troubleshoot" I see there is no checkmark for "key ports" abd the error codeis 800072efd. And when I got into "Connections" and test my TCP, it says I am not connected to the server.

I have cheked my firewall, updated my Internet Explorer (though I do think I have a service pack 2 update pending, could this be the problem?), restarted my router, ran some program codes i found on the internet from ppl who has similar issues, ended process on anything with "msn" in my task manager...etc etc....nothing seems to work....

it's so odd...it was working fine and then a few hrs later, i get this msg...

any help would be MUCH appreciated
thank you

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Hi everyone!!

I thought someone can help me on this one.....

About 2 weeks ago there was a new version of windows live messenger available.....I was running I think 8.1 and the 8.5 was available....I tried to download it.It worked but since I've done it,I can't connect anymore on live messenger.....they give me this error code 80072efd...

I checked on internet to find out what the code means and I had a list of things to do.....so I did them.

now they were telling on internet that I had to reinstall WLM on my computer witch I tried and did not work......still the same error code when I try to connect myself.I sent an e-mail to the live support.....they sent me back a answer with things to try.....I did try them but now it there that I have the problem.

wintrust.dll module has been found but the call to dll register service has failed with the error code 0x80070005.
What do I do to fix that???????

and the next one is the initpki.dll module.....they say on my computer that it cannot be found.So what do I do?????

Oh and by the way,I'm running vista home premium on a new hp laptop that I bought meself a few months ago

So can anyone help me please?????

A:windows live messenger error code 80072efd

1. Click start, then click 'RUN', type


after you have typed in this command Click OK.

2. Click OK again.

3. Try to sign in to MSN Messenger again.
this should resolve the issue..

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In late December (after 17th),  Action Center for Windows Updates on my PC said I had more updates than the ones I already received.  I could not download them.  So, I ran the windows diagnostic for Windows Update issues.  It says it's unable to fix, because of the error I listed in my topic title.  I've had no problems with updates before.  I use Avast IT Security,so I ran an additional complete scan.  Clean.  I ran a Malwarebytes (free) and same thing.  I did receive updates on 9 December and 1 Security update on the 17 December.   Can anyone help me out or send me to a topic thread for this problem?
Thanks ahead of time for anyone who might be able to help me out.

A:Windows Update Error Code 80072EFD

Error fixed.  So sorry...

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I cannot update Windows at all and it keeps coming up with this error "code 80072EFD".  I have tried all the solutions that I have found on Microsoft and on other support sites (checking that the update sites are allowed, stopping my antivirus and trying to update, stopping my firewall and trying etc etc) and nothing is working.  Any help with this will be much appreciated. Thanks PS - I am on an Acer Aspire notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Im running vista home basic sp2 and when i try to update i get error 80072efd.I turned off windows firewall and Norton 360's firewall and still no luck.I also followed an online answer to run cmd then type netsh winhttp reset proxy.But that done nothing.

Any ideas?

A:windows update error code 80072efd

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I've been having this problem for two days now. I've done practically everything in this page : http://www.google.com.my/search?hl=en&q=80072efd+live+messenger&btnG=Search&meta= but none seemed to work. the messenger did work once after I checked the "Automatically detect settings..." in LAN settings in Internet Explorer. But after that, the old problem came back again.

Here is a the problem:

1. It says,

We can't sign in to Windows Live Messenger

There might be a problem with your Internet connection. Make sure...bla bla...

Error code:80072efd

2. I used the troubleshooter and when it reached Key Ports,

It says:

Failed to connect to the service. This could be due to improper proxy or firewall settings. Please review your proxy and firewall settings through Windows Live Messenger Options. For Firewall settings, please see the retailer's instructions.

Click on the repair..blabla.

3. So, I checked my firewall and Windows Live was allowed access so there was no prob with it. I also disabled my firewall but still got this error. So, I went into the Connections tab in windows Live options and I opened the troubleshooting log.

This is the content:

* Log opened: 2009-05-26T12:39:14Z
* About this log file - MSNMsgr.txt
* Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8064.0206
* This log file is created on your computer when the Connection Logging
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A:[SOLVED] Error 80072efd in Windows Live Messenger 8.5

Looks like it was just the ISP problem because after messing with the router configurations, I managed to repair the whole thing again. Even though no one replied to this thread but this thread is solved.

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Windows can't check for updates. I can't even update or download anything from Microsoft website, any removal tools, or upgrade. I have restored the system

and nothing. When Im not moving the mouse or typing everything seems to stop, or stop loading, and when I change pages. I would like to fix this problem

without wiping everything from my computer, because I have a Home Business, that Has everything on my computer.

A:Windows Can't Check For Updates! Error Code 80072EFD

I would check out this support documentation from Windows. From the sounds of it, the Windows servers are too busy, or an AV, or firewall program is preventing you from connecting. What AV or firewalls do you have installed, if any?http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...-error-80072efdIf you have already tried these solutions, we could use some more info. What service pack is already installed? What type of computer, etc.. When did you start having this problem? Can you connect to the Windows website? Can you connect to other websites? There is a problem upgrading to service pack 2 from Vista SP1 that I am aware of, but we need more info. The more information you can provide the better.With regards,bwest0703

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Windows Live Messenger error 80072efd, problems with the key ports, please help,

something happened i don't know what, but my windows live will not log in and says that there is a problem with the key ports and to check firewall settings and proxy settings, well i've turned firewall off and it didn't help and i'm not sure what to do about the proxy, please someone help

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A:Windows Vista Could Not Search For A New Update Error Code 80072efd

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I just completely reformatted my computer after a suspected malware attack.
The first thing I tried after reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit edition was to run windows update. I received the error code 80072EFD. This is before I installed any software, firewalls, or antivirus programs. I also get this same error when trying to activate windows or office, or when trying to set up Microsoft media center.

I do have internet connection. Both firefox and internet explorer work perfectly fine.

I have been in contact with microsoft, but nothing has worked so far. I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have already done. Please read through these before posting as you can see I have already tried a lot of things!
1. Waiting 15 minutes and trying again
2. Restarting the computer
3. Adding windows update websites to the internet explorer exceptions list: http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com Microsoft Support http://update.microsoft.com https://update.microsoft.com
4. Verifying internet connectivity (internet works fine)
5. Tried it with Windows firewall on and off. No other firewalls are installed.
6. I tried this before any anti-virus was installed. I have since installed AVG free and tried again both with it running and disabled
7. No software accelerator programs are installed
8. windows update is not using a proxy ser... Read more

A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

Please post an MGADiag log (while I try and digest the current logs)

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home

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I have recieved the a error code 80072efd when I try to log on to Microsoft messenger or hotmail.
When I go to the microsoft troubleshoot page I get a new message Unable to connect to server.

I have XP

Can anyone come up with a fix which a thickie might be able to do?

I cannot complete forms or do any online shopping...is this related?

Many thanks

A:Error code 80072efd

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Okay so basically trying to update and get this code. Second after finding out about this code, I get very bad noise when watching video on the internet. It's like when the video freezes and you get this big lag noise. Hard to describe but I get blue screen sometimes also.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {1B8E0E9B-BA96-413C-8136-5CDA3F831314}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Error Code: 80072EFD

Hello deziking and welcome to Seven Forums.

The cause for this error code might be a high number of update requests on the Windows Update servers. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. Or you could try to manually select and update just a few updates at a time, run your computer for a while, and if no problems occur, install the next few updates. An added advantage to updating just a few at a time is if an update causes problems you'll know exactly which group it's in. Uninstall that group then reinstall one at a time.

If you continue to receive this error, it might mean that a program running on your computer is preventing Windows Update Services (SVCHOST) from accessing the Internet. Programs that might do this include 3rd party firewalls, web accelerators, antivirus and/or antispyware programs, and proxy servers.

You could try these Microsoft solutions:

Temporary connection-related errors may occur when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update

How do I reset Windows Update components?

Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

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I installed WLM and get the 80072efd error message when I try to sign on. I have researched all previous problems about this and have tried the usual recommendations.


Click on the Start menu, select Run and type the following:
regsvr32 Dssenh.dll Gpkcsp.dll Slbcsp.dll Sccbase.dll

Clearing or Unclearing Proxy/detect settings


Updating certain DLL files

When I click on WLM's help menu's Tools/Options/Connection/Connection Troubleshooter - It tells me the Key Ports are bad - everything else is good.

I do not have the firewall blocking anything AND the regular MSN messenger works fine.

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger 80072efd

did you click repair in the troubleshooter?

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Hi guys,

I am having problems on my computer and I was hoping someone can help me out.

I cannot update windows going either through the update or manually through Microsoft website.

When I try to update my computer this error comes up

Error(s) found:

Code 80072EFD Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

I have tried to download various files from the official Windows Vista update website (Vista Service pack2, Update readiness tool), but when it comes to downloading the file it goes to Megaclick website everytime not allowing me to get any files that I may require to sort out this mess.

Thanks for your help

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Windows Defender says there are no issues, however I cannot install Windows Updates. There must be malware installed.

The I tried to install McAfee and goofed that up!!
Don't know where to begin fixing this mess!!

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Robin at 21:10:47.24 on Mon 04/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1231 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:cannot download Windows Updates - Code 80072EFD

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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This has been like this for about three days now, Windows update fails and comes up with error code 80072EFD. Any suggestions please... I am using Vista and I am regretting why I bought a microsoft product again.

A:Solved: HELP! Unable to update Windows Code 80072EFD

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Can`t connect to Windows Live and keep getting error code: 800401f3

Help please guys.

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when trying to sign in into msn messenger i get a prompt that it is unable to sign me in then gives me the following error codes verbatim.

Error code: 80048820
Extended error code: 80048412

please help! I have to go to work soon, so if i dont answer right away this is why ill be checking in again tonite, thanks guys.

A:windows live messenger error code

Most like a firewall or a proxy error ..
Are you using any tunelling applications ?

Also check out this page
has some fixes

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I am having problems receiving e-mail to my roadrunner account in windows live mail. Seems that I can send but have problems receiving. I keep getting error code 0x80004005. My OS is windows vista. My smtp and pop servers were entered correctly.I double checked.I can't understand why I still have problems.Thanks for your help.

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Windows live solution centre has not been helpful at all.

This code has something to do with contacts/corruption, but I haven't been able to sign in for a few days, other accounts work, and It's not the PC because I can't sign in any where.

Any help on this issue please?

A:Windows Live Messenger error code: 85ae000b

Welcome to TSF

Your not alone this is a known issue, its all over the net. WLM Tech team stated this is currently a known issue and it will be fixed soon.

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Back in December of 2009 there were threads on this forum regarding this subject. At that time I had not experienced the problem, but this month this problem showed up on my computer. I finally found the solution at this link, and thought I would pass it along to others since the problem still exists for some. After clicking on the link below, you will likely need to translate the page from Italian to English, but that ability is embedded in the page. After translating look at solution point 2 and there you will find a link to the solution. I was a bit fearful of possible harm from downloading a file from an unknown source, but finally did download and run the file and my program was fixed in a flash. The link:


I hope this helps someone out there,and if it does then pass it along to someone else.

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If you do a search online for the error code 0x800CCC0F while using Windows Live Mail there are so many people encountering the same problem. And the same suggestions are always offered as possible solutions none of which in my case have helped. I would like to add an additional detail to the conversation that I haven?t seen anyone else mention.

When I turn on my computer and open Windows Live Mail, I immediately get the error code mentioned above and no e-mails will download into my Inbox. I have to go to Yahoo Mail online in order to read them. However, if I let my laptop go to sleep then revive it (but without typing in my Windows password) my e-mails will ultimately download into WLM. Does this information add anything to the mystery of this annoying error code? In other words, re-booting the computer doesn?t help but if I let my computer fall into sleep mode then revive it by pressing just the start button, the e-mails tend to then download about 10-45 seconds later. Minutes later, after that one successful download of e-mails I will get the error code again and no additional e-mails will come in unless I repeat my little trick and even that doesn't always work either. This is a terrible work-around and I?m hoping to find a better solution.

A:Error Code 0x800CCC0F Windows Live Mail

Hello and welcome Mrs Federer I have a similar problem with my laptop but without the error code.

with mine I either have to reboot the machine and / or the wifi adaptor or sign in again.

It is most annoying I will grant you but I find doing these helps for a while. Mind you I never have my machine in sleep as I move around too much so I have no idea re that part.



The other solution is to uninstall WLM and reinstall and I know that is tedious to say the least

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i have an HP laptop running vista. I just downloaded an update to both windows live and Zone Alarm. I now recieve the error code 80072.ee7 when i try to sign in to messenger. i've gone into zone alarm's program controls and ensured that messenger was good to go. i've also disabled the firewall. neither worked and i still get the error code. i decided to install an older version of messenger, but when i go to control panel/programs and features to remove the new messenger, it doesn't show up. there are some windows live... entries, but none that say messenger. i have even tried to restore to a previous date (at least three times), but none have been successful. help! thanks.

A:Windows Live Messenger Error code 80072.ee7

Check this link! error code 80072ee7

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ok today i was logged on windows live messenger... so its only happened in the resent of hours.

now i keep on getting this message "Your contact list is not available right now, please try again later"

so i did try later... no luck (N)

im able to sign in on other messengers etc... and ive googled this problem and it is only of today and yesterday people have been getting the same problem.

other things to add.. my brother can sign in using his account.. and i was using windows messenger then tried to use live messenger and it signed me out. beats me why it does that...

so far ive found no soloutions yet.

has anyone had the same problem and fixed it?

thank you

A:Error Code 85ae001d for Windows Live Messenger


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How in the world do I uninstall windows live software and reinstall it? I have reinstalled windows 7 pro again to no avail. I still keep getting the infamous message that I can't log in... Please help...

A:Windows Messenger Live Error Code 80040154

Quote: Originally Posted by ElBuho

How in the world do I uninstall windows live software and reinstall it? I have reinstalled windows 7 pro again to no avail. I still keep getting the infamous message that I can't log in... Please help...

Hello Welcome to SF,

I have seen this error before users have tried lot of steps finally gave up. I guess the best option would be to use Digsby or Trillian which will login to the Windows Live Server and retrive your Contact list. Its really good alternative.

Good Luck,

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For some reason I am getting this error code 80048831 when I attempt to use hotmail.

Each time I sign into windows the MSN homepage appears as normal but when I attempt to sign in it takes me to get a new live id.

Your thoughts please

A:Windows Live Sign In error code 80048831

Based on the error code you have provided, it seems that the password you are entering is an invalid one. May be it was hacked… or if your password has expired cannot be confirmed. I suggest you to contact the support team of Windows Live immediately since it might be something very serious.

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I am currently using windows 7. I have tried to sign in to Windows live messenger and a window constantly pops up. The window says "We can't sign you in to Windows live messenger. Signing in to Windows live messenger failed because the service is temporarily unavailable.Please try again later. Error code 80040154." I have clicked "retry" many times and even restarted my computer. The error still pops up and I can't sign in. I can only sign in on the website. I really want to sign in on the automatic Windows live messenger that came with the windows live essentials download, but it just won't let me. I don't know if using a belkin wireless internet adapter has anything to do with it. ANY suggestions?

A:Windows live messenger error code 80040154

We hae a whole Sticky thread that contains a lot of help links etc regarding Live Messenger....
It's located at the top of this forum> check it out. http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/436113-updated-oct-2009-help-msn.html

I looked up the error code you posted and there is a specific help troubleshooting guide here:


Messhelp said:

Signing in to Windows Live Messenger failed because the service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later. Error 80040154
5044 of 12267 people found this solution helpful. This Error might occur due to the following reason:

MSXML library is corrupted Click to expand...

Try carefully going through the steps and post back whether it helped or not.....

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I have searched the internet can i have found nothing. I have another user on the computer and he can sign in but i cant. The last install i made on the computer before this error happened was youtube downloader.

No firewall settings or anything else changed.

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I am unable to successfully run Windows Update Service on my Win7 64-bit computer. I have tried the following:Run various fixes from Microsoft.com to "fix" windows update service (as shown here http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/)Added update website to IE9 (as shown here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072efd)Turn off Windows firewallTurn off AVGRun various checkers such as malwarebytes, Spybot, Ad-aware, CCleaner, TDSSKillerCheck for proxy serverIn every case I still get Windows Update error 80072efd. I am out of ideas. I hope someone from Bleepingcomputers can take my case and walk me thru some other things to try.

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

I ran Minitoolbox.exe and got the following results

MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 18-01-2012
Ran by Scott Wieder (administrator) on 22-03-2012 at 10:31:02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal

========================= Flush DNS: ===================================

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.

"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.

========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================
"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.

========================= Hosts content: ================================= localhost

========================= IP Configuration: ================================

Intel® 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection = Local Area Connection (Connected)
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) = Bluetooth Network Connection 4 (Media disconnected)
# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4

set global defaultcurhoplimit=64 taskoffload=disabled
set interface interface="Local Area Connection" forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=1492 metric=0 siteprefixlength=0 nud=disabled routerdiscovery=d... Read more

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I have an Inspiron 1420 Windows Home 32.
When using Windows update I'm getting error 80072EFD. This is new. My computer was working fine before.
I checked for solutions at Microsoft site but nothing seemed to work. This is what I have tried:
1. Firewall exceptions
2. Internet optinos Allow sites

I talked to a Dell agent. I was almost 2 hours with him, but he could not solve the problem.
I have a new router Netgear. Not sure if this is the cause of the problem.
Model: RangeMax(TM) Wireless Router
Number: WPN824v2

I'm not a computer expert, so I need your help.

Thanks a lot.


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UPDATE: I HAVE DECIDED TO WIPE THE SYSTEM AND REINSTALL THE OS SYSTEM AND SEE IF THAT FIXES THIS ISSUE. I WILL BE BACK AND EDIT MY RESULTS AS SOON AS I CAN.WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUMVERSION 6.0.6002 SP2 BuildGATEWAY(Emachine)System Model-T3638System Type x86 based PCIntel?Celeron? [email protected] GHz,1599MHz,1Core(s)LogicalBIOS 945GCT-M3V1,07.06/26/2007SMBIOS VERSION 2.4System Directory C:\Sys322.00 RAMTotal Physical Memory 1.99 GBAvailable Physical Memory 877MBTotal Virtual Memory 4.23GBAvailable Virtual Memory 2.14GBI am constantly advised that Windows Update can not update - with error code 80072EFD. I added the website addresses from which Windows Update downloads updates to my firewall exceptions or "allow" list. I added Ports 80 and 443 and still nothing. It shows in my UPDATES that Service Pack 1 & Service Pack 2 failed to install as well as dozens and dozens of updates that failed to install.I have ran scans with no infections to speak of. i have done everything and i mean everything to resolve this issus even re-installed the OS. It did update up until yesterday. The WINDOWS DEFENDER is turned off and i can't turn it back on. i turned off FIREWALL and virus protection to see if i could get connected to the MICROSOFT website and it will not connect. i tried to install SPYBOT Search & Destroy and it was not allowed. I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox and went back to IE and reset to default and still nothing.I am running SYSTEM MECHANIC Pro and it say... Read more

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

Hiya everyone...I successfully wiped the computer out and re-installed the operating system. All important updates installed successfully. Installed System Mechanic and did a full system scan and still pulled out 2 viruses and 3 malware. All is fixed and everything is up to speed and running beautifully. Thank you everyone for the awesome chat the other night it sure helped me to recieve feedback and it took away alot of frustration.Have a beautiful day...Ruby

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Hey I have been trying to use windows update but get error 80072efd, I have tried pretty much every suggestion I could find around the net from changing internet options to looking at the hosts file, I don't have a firewall other than the windows one, I'm not using a router, and my internet connection is working fine. Any ideas?

A:Windows Update Error 80072efd

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My computer has been working properly until I got a update for the Windows Update software. After installing the update and Windows Update restarted I immediately received that error when trying to search for updates. I'm not even able to get to the part where I pick the updates, it just fails seconds after I press the button to search for updates.

After googling abit I found out that the error is somehow related to ones internet connection and firewall settings, but even after changing the internet connection and disabling antivirus/firewall I still won't get it to work.

Error: 80072EFD

Computer specifications:
AMD X2 4400+
MSI K9N Neo V2
4GB DDR2 800 MHz
Nvidia 8800GT

Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (Was not working before installing it either though)

Help appreciated!

A:Windows Update error 80072EFD

There is no update to the actual Windows Update service, I'm afraid. Error 80072EF means something is blocking Windows Update from accessing the update server, and this means the 'update' you downloaded was most likely a virus. I recommend installing Malwarebytes immediately. It is free and quite comprehensive in its ability to root out any harmful processes running on your system.

If you have any problems installing this or any other antiviral software, please let us know.

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Cant' update an x86 (vista) system. Keep getting the Code: 8007EFD, which basically says it is firewalled. The only firewall I know of is the Windows firewall. It also seems to be the only firewall that Windows security is aware of either. This happens whether or not the Windows firewall is turned on or not. Have tried the methods here: Windows Update error 80072efd - Windows Vista Help, and here: You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates

I have tried it with all security off (Winpatrol, Spybot, Super anti Spyware, Avast, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall), still no love. I have checked the coputer up and down for malware and viruses (it's a friends computer) and found and removed Internet AntiVirus, Win32 Adload.R and Video.exe. Have scanned with HJT, SAS, Malawarebytes Anti Malware (mbam), Combofix and GMER. Everything is up to date except of course MBAM, which just released version 1.37 this morning, and I haven't turned that computer on since 4 am (US, EST).

Any suggestions?

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I've been recieving the error code recently while trying to update. Now, I've
read the support article that seems to be working for everyone, but not for
me. I've flushed the DNS, there were no hosts files to remove, and now I've
tried the command prompt (running in administrator mode as well). Yet, when
type in 'proxycfg-d' I get a message back that says 'proxycfg-d is not
recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch
file'. I've tried typing it different ways and no matter what, it gives me
the same message. I'm on Vista Home Premium and only behind Windows Firewall.

any other workaround for this?

A:Windows Update error 80072efd

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I have not been able to run Windows Update for 2 months. I have gone to this forum and to many others and have tried all the suggestions. I have three Windows 7 Professional systems. Two update automatically but this one does not. It fails and then gives the error code: 80072EFD. I've searched for it. Others have found it but when suggestions are made, none of them, that I could find, have helped. For example, I have turned off the Update Services, renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder but no joy.

Here is my system:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3944 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1844 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463084 MB, Free - 289993 MB; E: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 2017862 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Windows update Error 80072EFD

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I'm running Vista Home Premium. Toshiba had to fix my corrupted motherboard, and since then , I can't update Vista most of the time. On automatic update, about 1/3 of the updates are downloaded and the rest say "failed". On maqnual download attempts, I get an error message, error 80072EFD. I've tried to fix this in many ways, including deleting the temp update file, etc. as per posts elsewhere, to no avail. Toshiba and Microsoft support have been non-supportive. I paid Reg-Cure $30.- for software to fix this, and it did not fix it. I'm concerned about running with important updates absent. Does anyone have a clue as to how I can fix this? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Morton H.

A:Windows Update Error 80072EFD

hi maybe these can help http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093 http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...air-tools.html

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Hope you are well this fine weekend!

I have been in state of combat with my Windows 7 Home edition's inability to search for updates for around 3 months ! We're talking error 80072EFD.....so far I've:

Cleaned the registry (Reg Cure)
Completely and fully uninstalled Mcafee (using their own uninstall tool), and my antispyware program (re-installed now though AVG instead of Mcafee)
Disabled the firewall / altered site permissions
Run both available "Fix Windows Updates" tools
Checked for Malaware (Malabytes)
Ensured that I have the right settings in Component Services - there are no dependency issues

I'm at a loss how to solve this short of re-installing the OS - which would be a major pain as I have a number of big audio orientated programmes to reload.

Incidently, Windows Security Center Services has never been able to start either - I've disabled this; and my addition sound card (Creative X-FI notebook) works but stops working after about an hour (iTunes for example simply stops playing)....onboard IDT audio is fine.

I'm using a Dell Studio 1747, 4gb Ram machine pre-installed with Windows 7 Home bought in Jan 2010.....


A:Windows Update Error 80072EFD

Would a repair install be an option? I suspect it's too late for a system restore....

This will show you how to do a repair upgrade install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.

Repair Install

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i formated my pc, installed windows 7 build 6801, i used the crack "Windows 7 (All Versions) PlusPatcher_V5_Orbit30.exe" to activate windows and to be able to do updates because the official beta was not officially out.

windows update worked well, then i upgraded to build 7000 and i used an official valid product key to activate windows when asked just after the upgrade so windows update was activated with the windows genuine tool.

i started to have problems with windows update with the error 80007002 but i managed to make it work with the vista forums.

i updated to build 7057 and i am stuck with the error 80072EFD, i tried everything, i searched on everything i could find, (even translation of korean websites).

just to avoid certain typical answer that i found on forums, my msn windows live messenger has always been working well, i added the 3 windows update addresses to my firewall witch is KIS2009, and also to the file "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.txt".

in "system properties", my windows is officially activated, could you please help me to find a way to be able to use windows update because i need it especially to use my bluetooth phone in order to download drivers, it tries to connect but fail.

i have used the troubleshooter of windows 7 for windows update but it does not find anything.

thank you for your forum and your time.
sincerlly yours,


A:windows update error 80072EFD

Best bet -format and install 7057 - or unpatch the files you did for 6810.

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I was using my WLM and when I tried to log in again, it says I couldn't sign in and gives error code 8100030d. At the same time when I log in with another account it works good and no error code at all. Its really weird and annoying.
Pls help.

A:Couldn't log in into Windows Live Messenger. Error code 8100030d. Pls help.

Do you have Zone alarm installed on your computer?

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Solved: Windows Live- Invalid IP address + Error code 81000306
Hello. I'm having an issue with Windows Live Messenger.
I'm on a new PC, literally delivered today with Windows vista. I go about the normal thing to do when one gets a new computer, install the programs that were on the old one. WLM was working fine when I initially installed it but after a reboot it wouldn't connect regardless of what I did. The reboot also took a large amount of time, showing just the colour of my desktop (no icons or the wallpaper or even the task bar ) for a good 3 minutes. I've restarted twice since then.

When I try to connect I get the following issue:
Error code: 81000306
Your machine appears to have an Invalid IP address.

I've attempted to reset my IP adress (usingipconfig /release And ipconfig /renew) and gotten "No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has media disconnected" both connected and disconnected to the net.

I've also tried to follow the
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll ( The module Wintrust.dll was loaded but the call to Dll Register Server failed with error code 0x80070005

For more information about this problem search online using the error code as a search term.)
regsvr32 initpki.dll (The module "initpki.dll" failed to load

Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependant .DLL files.

The specifie... Read more

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Everytime I download Windows Live Messenger and try to sign in I get the error code: 80004005

I've tried uninstalling it and then reinstalling it and it still doesn't solve the problem. I also used the instructions that msn messenger provided to fix the error code problem, and that didn't work either. I've heard that many of my friends have been getting the same problem for no reason whatsoever, so I guess I'm not alone. But the weird thing is, my brother can sign into his messenger live account on the same computer, and so can my other brother..but my account just won't sign in(I really don't think I should get a new account though, cause my friend tried that and she still couldn't sign in). No matter how long I leave it installed, everytime I try to sign in the same error code shows up. When I use messenger 7.5, I can always log in with no problems.

Anyone else experiencing this problem? Anyone know how to fix it?



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Last night I received a series of messages (one each to my hotmail and outlook accounts) to say that I needed to install a Windows fix to Hotmail Live Essential for it to continue working after a change will be made to these accounts. The messages pointed
to this site http://communication.microsoft.com/Key-6859401.C.rv22.N.K4.-.nFwJQdB which redirected to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49486 This appears to be a perfectly genuine Microsoft site referring to a fix KB3093594

However having applied this I now get the messgaes below for all my hotmail and outlook email addresses.
Have I been conned? and if so how can I recover from it?
Unable to send or receive messages for the Hotmail (xxxxxxx) account.

Server Error: 0x80072EE7
Server: 'https://m.hotmail.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x80072EE7

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 Bit - Dell XPS420 6GB

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I recently downloaded Windows live messenger 2009 and evrything works fine except when i make a call to my sisters in the USA(cam call) when i do i get the message
(0x80ee000c) windows messenger not available now try again later.
I never had this problem on the previous version.Also i googled the code and it seems there a few out there with same problem,but no answers.
Any help would greatly appreciated.
Regards Sconehead

A:Help needed regarding error code 0x8033000c on Windows live messenger

Does she have Windows live messenger 2009 ?

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Wlm was working perfectly--past week won't send or receive emails. Server settings for ISP TWC Roadrunner match my upstairs desktop with Outlook Express 6---it works fine. Called Microsoft to find it is a known problem a lot of people are having & the Fee to fix their glitch would be $99. I refused & was told a reinstall of Windows essentials would not solve it. Is there such a thing as a "clean install" of the program ?
Any thoughts on this appreciated.

A:Windows Live Mail 2012 error code 530 0x800ccc78 --

Welcome to Seven Forums Roger. This is a send problem? Or send and receive? Give us as much info as possible, you try to do x, and receive so and so error, etc.

Try this, and see if it works. Boot to Safe Mode with Networking, and try there.

Safe Mode

If it works there, try a clean start and see if it works there

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

You could have a security program, or another 3rd party program blocking. That error, according to MS:

0x800CCC78 IXP_E_SMTP_REJECTED_SENDER Unknown sender (This error occurs because you have the incorrect e-mail address in the Reply-To field)

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I have an XPS 8500 desktop running Windows 7.  Love it except for one thing: Windows Live Photo Gallery causes Error Code: 0x80010108.  Yes, I can x it down and go ahead and use my computer but want it to stop.  I have googled the code and there are any number of so called fixes out there for it - so they claim.  But I hesitate to download something from sites I don't trust necessarily OR follow instructions given to edit my registry to fix it.  Can somebody recommend a cure for my problem?  I have trusted this forum for over 12 years and feel you will not recommend something that might get me in trouble.

A:Windows Live Photo Gallery causes Error Code: 0x80010108

Hi Bessie,
Thank you for the response. I would suggest you to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from the computer and update to the latest version. You can download it from the link http://bit.ly/GQ9tPI . Please disconnect any external peripherals connected to the computer (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) and there should not be any CD/DVD in the drive while performing the steps.
Please reply if you have any questions.

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