can not sign into windows live messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by ashes21, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Greetings,

    <grin> Im happy that helped you! If you have any more problems, or questions
    about Windows Live Messenger, you know where to look :)

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


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    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 19, 2006
    #21
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  2. Greetings,

    <grin> Im happy that helped you! If you have any more problems, or questions
    about Windows Live Messenger, you know where to look :)

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


    Visit the ButterflySays Blog at
    http://spaces.msn.com/ButterflySays/
     
    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 19, 2006
    #22
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  3. Greetings,

    <grin> Im happy that helped you! If you have any more problems, or questions
    about Windows Live Messenger, you know where to look :)

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


    Visit the ButterflySays Blog at
    http://spaces.msn.com/ButterflySays/
     
    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 19, 2006
    #23
  4. Greetings,

    If you cannot find your policies entry, I suggest you try running the
    attached file. Save it to your desktop, and double click it. Then, try to
    signin to Windows Live Messenger. If that does not help, please tell me so I
    can assist you further.

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


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    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 19, 2006
    #24
  5. ashes21

    Hallv5 Guest

    Sorry if I'm missing something, but I can't find an 'attached' file here...

    Vern
     
    Hallv5, Oct 19, 2006
    #25
  6. Greetings,

    Outlook does not like the .reg attachment, in order to bypass this please
    open up notepad, paste the following line into notepad, save the file as
    policies.reg, and execute it.

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MSNMessenger\Policies]

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


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    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 19, 2006
    #26
  7. Greetings,

    Or, you can open up the attached file in notepad, and save it as a .reg
    file, and then run that reg file. Then, try to signin to Windows Live
    Messenger.

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


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    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 19, 2006
    #27
  8. ashes21

    Jim Dandy Guest

    a) Outlook doesn't do newsgroups, just Outlook Express. They are vastly
    different programs, and a very poor naming idea from Microsoft.
    b) Microsoft's web based newsreader doesn't do attachments, something
    you'll learn as you spend your time in the newsgroups.
    c) Generally speaking, running reg files from untrusted sources is a bad
    idea.
     
    Jim Dandy, Oct 19, 2006
    #28
  9. Greetings,

    Sorry, I forgot to add that my reader is Outlook Express. For people using
    the web based client, I have included the source of the .reg file, for
    people using Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and other news readers, I have
    attached .reg files, which are denied by Outlook Express, therefore, I have
    included the .txt file, of the .reg which, in my instructions, I stated to
    rename the file to .reg and execute it.

    I will be finding web hosting soon to upload the .reg files, and then,
    providing links to those .reg files in a few days, maybe even sooner.



    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


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    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 19, 2006
    #29
  10. hi..i've got some questions..

    1) what exactly does Delete the key "contacts.msn.com" do??
    2) why is there sign-in problems with windows live messenger but msn 7.5
    works perfectly fine? i've had problems signing-in to WLM, it seems like it
    couldn't go thru my proxy at work..but when i downgraded to 7.5, i was able
    to use it. what's the difference?

    thanks..
     
    kevsgirlalways, Oct 20, 2006
    #30
  11. Greetings,

    1. It's a misconfigured policy that Microsoft put into place accidently. You're just
    removing this policy.

    2. Among other things, WLM introduces these new "policies" and they weren't present in MSN
    Messenger 7.x or below. Additionally, the protocol has been changed as well as the contact
    store format which may be part of your proxy problem. Depending on how they have done the
    proxy, they may need to make changes on their side to make it work.
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Oct 20, 2006
    #31
  12. Thank you so much. Was trying to figure out how to fix this for a couple
    days now.
     
    Jonathan-Dark, Oct 20, 2006
    #32
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    Litefin Guest

    Thank u jonathan had this problem for several days now tried the "fix" from
    microsoft but didnt work yours just did the trick thanks again :) your a
    star****

     
    Litefin, Oct 20, 2006
    #33
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    Ross Guest

    Jonathan,
    Your solution worked like a charm. Thank you very much!

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    Ross, Oct 20, 2006
    #34
  15. Greetings,

    <grin> No problem! Glad to help. If you have any more questions or problems
    regarding Windows Live Messenger, you know where to look.

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


    Visit the ButterflySays Blog at
    http://spaces.msn.com/ButterflySays/
     
    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 20, 2006
    #35
  16. Greetings,

    <grin> Im happy it worked for you! If you have any more questions or
    problems regarding Windows Live Messenger, you know where to look.

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


    Visit the ButterflySays Blog at
    http://spaces.msn.com/ButterflySays/
     
    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 20, 2006
    #36
  17. Greetings,

    <grin> No problem! Glad I helped. If you have any more questions, or
    problems regarding Windows Live Messenger, you know where to look.

    --
    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Live Butterfly


    Visit the ButterflySays Blog at
    http://spaces.msn.com/ButterflySays/
     
    Jonathan Yaniv, Oct 20, 2006
    #37
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    mrsbeasley39 Guest

    I've been having this same problem for about a week now. Other ID's can sign
    in but I can't. I have a @yahoo ID. When I set up a new account I can sign in
    but it won't let me add contacts.
     
    mrsbeasley39, Oct 22, 2006
    #38
  19. Hi,

    To attempt to correct this, shut down Messenger entirely by right-clicking on its icon in the
    notification area and choosing Exit, then download and run this .reg file:
    http://messenger.jonathankay.com/downloads/remove_wlmpolicies.reg

    Then try signing in again.

    The can't add contacts issue has been going on for a few days now and hopefully will be
    corrected soon.


    --
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Oct 22, 2006
    #39
  20. ashes21

    Cat Guest

    Jonathan

    Sorry to join the bandwagon... but I'm also having problems signing in.
    Get the error message 'application failed to initialize properly
    (0xc0000005). Tried all the things you've mentioned so far:

    Saving the text in notepad as either policies.reg or msn.reg is straight
    forward enough, but when I double click on the file, the 'editor' says
    'cannot import; the specified file is not a registry script. You can only
    import binary registry files from within the registry editor??

    I too have a missing 'policies', so can't delete the key "contacts.msn.com"?

    It's driving me bonkers and seems you can't downgrade, or not through the
    link you provided......

    Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Heeeeelp!
     
    Cat, Sep 14, 2007
    #40
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