WINDOWS MESSENGER NOT WORKING! Please help.

By taicheng
Sep 17, 2006
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  1. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    Ok.. so you still can't sign into msn messenger still?

    From what i've just read through you've set the clock to the correct date/time, firewall etc?

    If you're using the new MSN Windows Live Messenger then make sure your email account has been transfered to their new Windows Mail Beta service (from that green button in hotmail).

    are you connected to a router?
    If so:
    -Open up your router's config page, navigate to your WAN settings.
    -Locate something called MTU. If its set to 1500 change it to 1400 (little trick i've picked up)

    Windows firewall sucks. Get a proper firewall if you wish to keep your machine relatively clean.. Download Zonalarm Free or Kerio Personal Firewall.
  2. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    any other help?
  3. bazou

    bazou Newcomer, in training

    I can see "new post", but not new topic on the home page
  4. tapper

    tapper Newcomer, in training

    Are you running XP with SP2? From you last sceen capture you do not have the Security Center, or Windows Firewall icons. check to make sure that you are current with your MS updates...

    Edit: I didn't see the second page......
  5. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    ok tmagic, lol, i didnt see the second page and thought no one replied while i was sleeping
  6. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    and no, i cant synchronize my time corectly....dont know whym, could be firewall too
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

    taicheng,
    You need to upgrade your XP to SERVICE PACK 2... You may still be infected with a Trojan virus or something worse! I would strongly suggest that you format your C drive and reinstall XP clean... then upgrade to SP2 and a bunch of critical updates before and after. I hope you have a fast Internet connection
  8. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    umm, is the SP2 another service pack i have to pay to upgrade? or...

    I don't tihnk I have to though...Msn was working fine for me just last week...
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

    XP Service Pack 2 is available free from Windows Update. Windows Update is on your system, just enable it... I said earlier that your system is probably infected. Not having Service Pack 2 just complicates things a little, that's all
  10. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    oh...anyways...my dad did something AGAIN...and messengers working for me again -.-
  11. WiggyUK

    WiggyUK Newcomer, in training

    Nice one, glad you got it working :)
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