Windows Live Messenger Sign In Problem

joshhammond

New Member
hello everyone.

ive joined this forum to see if someone can help me with a problem im having with windows live messenger.

so, i try to sign in, it does the usual little msn icons rotating for a couple of seconds then it says...


i try to troubleshoot the problem, and this comes up

as far as i can tell there is no problem there.

the error code for the problem is 80048820.

i have spent all day searching for answers and a solution to this problem, and have tried everything that is suggested on at this link

Windows Live Help

and still nothing.

i have also tried here but still nothing

Msn Errors: error code 80048820

i have tried uninstalling the program from my computer, then reinstalling it and still no success.

does anyone have any ideas on how to sort this problem out?

thanks a lot

josh
 

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stoneys-nutz

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Hello joshhammond,
This is one fix from MS,


To troubleshoot the problem on a Windows Vista-based computer:

1. Click Start, type control timedate.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

2. In the Date and Time Properties dialog box, confirm that the date and time settings on the computer are correct, and then click OK.


Here is another one.

MSN Messenger - ERROR 80048820 FIX

  • Click Start icon (Start Menu)
  • Type "regsvr32 softpub.dll" (without the quotes)

  • In what will seem like a split second, literally 1/100ths of a second you should see a new window pop up as per below.


  • You should now be able to log into MSN.
I hope one of these work, good luck and post your results.
 

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MWRed

I'd rather be fishin
Vista Pro
I had the same issue at one time, along with one that said "username or password is incorrect". What I had to actually do was(not sure why really) go into IE and reset IE settings to default. It worked,and I'm not entirely sure why. It did this quite often but just stopped happening all of a sudden.
I don't use IE for anything at all so it wasn't a big deal.

Hope at least one of the suggestions works for you.
 

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joshhammond

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stoneys- nutz thanks for the info. tried those methods and ive still not managed to get it working :(

MWRed, how do i change all internet explorer settings to default?

thanks for the quick replies
 

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joshhammond

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judging by this screenshot i cant connect to the .net messenger service. im assuming this is why i cant get onto msn, and the cause of the error. any idea how to sort this?

thanks in advance
 

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stoneys-nutz

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) [email protected]
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
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    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
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joshhammond

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so, after googling the hell out of this problem i found one that recommended changing my sign in password... did that... it works. signed in no problem!

very pleased :D

thanks for all the help offered

mods can close this thread if you want
 

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stoneys-nutz

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There are a lot of fixes, but so few of them work.
Glad you got it sorted, good luck.
 

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    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set
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