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Windows 7: "Windows mail could not be started. error 80041161


11 Jan 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
"Windows mail could not be started. error 80041161

9th Jan 2014: After installing WLE 2012 my WLM will not start - it gives the error above.

The download and installation went through to completion - or so it seemed.

After the install one instance of wlmail.exe seems to exist - as below
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\",
but, dated 5th Feb 2013, NOT 9th Jan 2014.

I tried a REPAIR in Uninstall/Repair programs on Windows Live Mail which seemed to run through OK.

How to get WLM running again?

Do I assume the email storage folders and contacts are gone?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Phil


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11 Jan 2014   #2

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

In the Start menu search box, type:
services

at the top of the results box, click on services (with gear icon)
scroll down the list to
Windows Live ID sign-in Login Assistant
double click that service
set startup type to
automatic
click OK
startup type is in a drop down box near the middle of the window

on the left hand side of the services window
click Start the service

close the serices window

try WEMail

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12 Jan 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks - the WLIDAssistant service started and is Automatic. No permutation of starting WLM / WEMail has worked yet. The same error code is returned.
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12 Jan 2014   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Phil,
What is your OS & Firewall used.
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12 Jan 2014   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Apologies: Intel i3 laptop, 4GB RAM, 44GB free HDD, Win7x64 Home Premium.

Malwarebytes Pro protection enabled, no firewall.

Avast (paid for) firewall is on.

Windows firewall is off.

Draytek Vigor 2710 router firewall is on.

Hope this is useful.

Phil
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12 Jan 2014   #6

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Look for the reply from the person named Chestnut. Maybe worth a shot

windows live mail error 0x80041161 - Microsoft Community
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12 Jan 2014   #7

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Do you mean it was started or you had to start it?

Is this an update from 2009, 2011, or is it a fresh install? (I'm guessing an update)

Did you install using the web installer or the offline installer?

I recommend the offiline installer, but I have to find it.

Direct download - download starts when clicked

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muymalestado View Post
Thanks - the WLIDAssistant service started and is Automatic. No permutation of starting WLM / WEMail has worked yet. The same error code is returned.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2014   #8

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muymalestado View Post
Apologies: Intel i3 laptop, 4GB RAM, 44GB free HDD, Win7x64 Home Premium.

Malwarebytes Pro protection enabled, no firewall.

Avast (paid for) firewall is on.

Windows firewall is off.

Draytek Vigor 2710 router firewall is on.

Hope this is useful.

Phil
Hi Phil,
the only possible problem I see, is your using 2 AV programs. Remove MBAM Pro. as Avast is IMHO much better.
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12 Jan 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

The two compliment each other and will not clash - keep both installed for maximum protection.
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12 Jan 2014   #10

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I agree with you Rode, that two real-time AV programs running at the same time just asking for trouble. They will chew up resources, cause conflicts and fight each other thinking the other AV pgm is up-to-no-good. This causes many BSODs and other system resource problems.

Malwarebytes Pro is the exception to this rule. It plays well with others.
antimalware (malwarebytes) :: can i have it running with avast

Most on-demand scanners pose no issues with a running real-time AV program.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muymalestado View Post
Apologies: Intel i3 laptop, 4GB RAM, 44GB free HDD, Win7x64 Home Premium.
Malwarebytes Pro protection enabled, no firewall.
Avast (paid for) firewall is on.
Windows firewall is off.
Draytek Vigor 2710 router firewall is on.

Hope this is useful.
Phil
Hi Phil,
the only possible problem I see, is your using 2 AV programs. Remove MBAM Pro. as Avast is IMHO much better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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