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    Windows Live Messenger Sign In error
    How to Fix the Windows Live Messenger Unable to Sign In Error in Vista
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    Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    How to Fix the Windows Live Messenger Unable to Sign In Error in Vista

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    Vista's TCP Auto Tuning networking doesn't work well with some routers or other network devices. Thus, causing a connection error for Windows Live Messenger. This will show you how to fix the Windows Live Messenger Unable to Sign In error code 81000306

    FOR THIS ERROR MESSAGE ONLY:

    We were unable to sign you in to Windows Live Messenger, possibly because of a problem with the service of with your internet connections. Please make sure you are connected to the Internet. Error code 81000306.


    Note   Note
    Make sure that you have the latest released version of Windows Live Messenger installed to help avoid having problems.





    Here's How:
    1. Make sure that you have your firewall program setup to allow Windows Live Messenger (msnmsgr.exe) In and Out access to the internet. If this doesn't solve the problem, then continue. If your using Windows Firewall, see: How to Change Windows Firewall Settings in Vista.
    2. Open a elevated command prompt.

    3. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below.
    NOTE: To undo this, type: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal instead.
    netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
    4. Press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    5. You will get a OK message back. If not, repeat step 3.
    Windows Live Messenger Sign In error-disable.jpg
    6. Log off and log on, or restart your computer to apply the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    Nice 1 Shawn absolutely spot on, worked first time with no probs

    Cheers doob

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    excellent Shawn, joined the forum just to say thanks.

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    Re: Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    Your welcome doob and deadcat,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Glad to hear that it helped you. Thank you for the feedback.

    Shawn

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    Re: Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    I actually tried this from another website, but they didn't mention restart computer...
    made me try out so many other methods...

    anyway Thank you so much.

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    Re: Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    Your welcome CrazyMonkey,

    I could see how that could make you CRAZY.

    Glad to hear that it resolved your problem. Thank you for the feedback.

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    Re: Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    If u disable this auto tuning thing to do ith the TCP, does this harm your computer in any way, say of like getting viruses easier or people hacking onto your computer?
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    ey thanks for the help., it works nicely.

    Just wondering though, if u do diable to auto tuning for the TCP, does this mean that your computer is in more harm of gtting viruses or people hacking on? or is it 100% safe.

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    Re: Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    Hi AH1Z BMAN,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Glad it helped you.
    No, it will not put your computer at any higher risk.

    The TCP receive window size is the amount of data that a TCP receiver (your computer) allows a TCP sender (other internet or local network computer) to send before having to wait for an acknowledgement. After the connection is established, the receive window size is advertised in each TCP segment. Advertising that maximum amount of data that the sender can send is a receiver-side flow control mechanism that prevents the sender from sending data that the receiver cannot handle. A sending host can only send at a maximum the amount of data advertised by the receiver before waiting for an acknowledgment and a receive window size update. Auto Tuning adjusts the receive windows size continually based upon the changing network conditions. Sometimes this can cause problems with some programs.

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    Re: Windows Live Messenger Sign In error

    Hey all. i have tried running messanger as admin, i ran command prompt and entered string, rebooted but to no avail. have reset it to normal and opened messenger as admin but no luck. retry it keeps telling me. it tells me that my gateway is offline. my broadband is fine, i.e. i can surf the net. help!

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